For over 20 years, Stony Brook Eastern Long Island Hospital and Claudio’s Restaurant have worked closely together to support the East End community. Both establishments have been deeply rooted in this community for over 100 years. On Tuesday, August 15, SBELIH leadership met with Claudio’s Restaurant owners and its leadership team to celebrate that long-standing friendship and presented a “Plaque of Appreciation” for their unwavering support of the hospital over the years.
“We have a wonderful partnership with Claudio’s. From your support of our Dancing on the Dock Gala and our Fishing Tournament, we thank you,” said Paul J. Connor, Chief Administrative Officer at Stony Brook Eastern Long Island Hospital, during the plaque presentation. “We are two of the oldest establishments in the Greenport community. With partners like Claudio’s, we can make sure we’re here and we look forward to the future.”
Tora Matsuoka, Managing Partner, Claudio’s Restaurant echoed that sentiment, “Stony Brook Eastern Long Island Hospital and Claudio’s are two of the oldest employers on the East End. The hospital is a super important part of the community. We look forward to many generations to come.”
“Stony Brook Eastern Long Island Hospital is a very important part of this community,” stated The Honorable Kevin Stuessi, Mayor of Greenport, who attended the plaque presentation. Stuessi recalled his recent trip to Stony Brook Eastern Long Island Hospital and that due to the excellent care he received in Diagnostic Services, a tumor was discovered which led to life-saving surgery.
In attendance from SBELIH were Paul J. Connor, Chief Administrative Officer; Linda Sweeney, SBELIH VP Foundation/External Affairs; Paul Romanelli, ELIH Foundation Board Chairman; Dr. Micah Kaplan, ELIH Foundation Board Director; Dr. Lloyd Simon, MD, Medical Director & Vice Service Chief of Addiction Medicine; Susan Apicello, Vice President, Administration; Patricia McArdle, RN, MS, CHEP, CIC, Director of Infection Prevention and Control; and Erica Harold, ELIH Foundation Secretary.
In attendance from Claudio’s were Tora Matsuoka, Managing Partner; Ian Behar, Owner; Jonathon Abbott, Events Director; Tanya Doggwiler, Marketing Director; Michael Jeanty, Chef, Claudio’s Tavern & Grill; Jeannie Dohren, Manager, Crabby Jerry’s; Helen Smith, Finance; Katelyn Oster, Events; Helen Chen, Manager Tavern & Grill; Diane Salmon, GM Claudio’s Waterfront; Irene Espuny, Marketing; and Michael Pisacano, Property Manager.