Business Briefs: State-Of-The-Art Imaging at SBSH; Lulu Looks for ‘No Hungry Kid’

Photos: Attached images depict 3.0T MR Brain and Shoulder scans, courtesy of GE for Stony Brook Southampton Hospital.

State-of-the-Art 3.0T Imaging Arrives at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital

Stony Brook Southampton Hospital is currently installing a 3.0 Tesla MR system that will redefine the imaging experience, providing a more comfortable and less claustrophobic experience for the patient and excellent image quality to radiologists and physicians.

The only one of its kind on the East End, the scanner combines advancements in magnetic resonance imaging with the engineering of a 3.0T wide-bore system to deliver higher resolution images.

“Stony Brook Medicine is the birthplace of modern imaging, thanks to the invention and development of the MRI at the university,” said Mark Schweitzer, chair of the Department of Radiology at Stony Brook Medicine. “Our goal is to bring innovations in healthcare and pioneering technology to our patients. Now, East End patients have the highest level of advanced imaging with the 3.0 Tesla MR system.”

With adaptable coil designs and acceleration techniques that minimize scan times, the 3.0T MR scanner will dramatically improve clinical performance levels.

“The 3.0T MR provides our community with access to the latest in diagnostic imaging technology,” said Kevin Unruh, vice president of Allied Health and Support Services for Stony Brook Southampton Hospital. “This scanner is redefining the imaging experience with feet-first comfort options; advanced technology that makes the scan as quiet as a whisper; and a wide-bore system that comfortably fits most every patient — good news, particularly for those requiring neurological, breast, prostate and orthopedic imaging.”

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Lulu Supports No Kid Hungry Foundation

This holiday season, Lulu Kitchen and Bar will donate $1 to No Kid Hungry Foundation for every specialty cocktail purchased through December — from Spicy Palomas to American Storm, and more.

“No Kid Hungry works to ensure that every child in the United States has access to healthy food where they live, where they learn and where they play,” according to a press release. “Just $10 can help connect a kid in need with 100 meals.”

The menu, subject to change, includes the signature “You Are Lulu,” a cocktail of Pear Grey Goose, St. Germain, Aperol and citrus juice; Smoke N’ Fire, with jalapeno-infused tequila, Mezcal, lime juice and smoked volcanic salt; the Spicy Paloma, made with spicy tequila, Campari, ginger, grapefruit juice and soda; and Lo Fino, with Fords gin, Finnochietto, lime juice and cucumber.

Rounding out the menu are the American Storm, featuring Jack Daniels, muddled ginger, lemon and honey syrup, and La Figue en Rose, with fig vodka, figs, yuzu and cayenne-sugar. For non-drinkers, the non-alcoholic Ginger & Co. fits the bill, with Seedlip Spice No. 94, cucumber, mint, lime juice, agave, nectar and ginger soda.

For more information, call 631-725-0900.

Builder Ben Krupinski Builder Honored with HOBI Award

The largest home of the 2019 Home Building Industry Awards is also latest award-winner from East Hampton-based Ben Krupinski Builder — honored for the best custom home over 10,000 square feet last month by the Home Builders & Remodelers Association of Connecticut.

Connecticut team leader James O’Keefe and managers David Ridolfi and Joe Fregosi accepted the award on November 20 alongside company principals Ray Harden and Stratton Schellinger.

“We are proud of this peer acknowledgement, our team’s fine work and the opportunity to work with Cardello Architects,” Harden said in a statement. “The team worked together seamlessly to bring to life the vision for our client’s dream home.”

“The HOBI award is a great honor,” Schellinger added in a statement. “It is a fitting tribute to our founder, Ben Krupinski, and the talents of our Connecticut team.”

Founded by Krupinski in East Hampton in 1986, the firm has grown to accommodate clients beyond their seasonal homes in the Hamptons to their year-round residences, expanding to a Connecticut office in 2013, which serves Fairfield County, Westchester and Manhattan. Schellinger and Harden, both longtime employees, acquired the firm in 2018 and continue to oversee each project.

“The firm, trusted by discerning clients, visionary architects and world-class designers for over 30 years, engages in projects from new coastal, country and city residences of classic and ultra-modern design to historic renovations, remodels and seasonal maintenance,” a press release said.

The award-winning, 18,000-square-foot Back Country Estate in Greenwich, Connecticut — designed by Robert A. Cardello Architect — was completed in 18 months on time and to budget, the release said.

“The residence was designed around a massive entertaining space and built using structural wood timbers,” it says. “A formal lawn area surrounded by a U-shaped floor plan and covered porches lets the entertainment space spill over to the outdoors. The Gambrel design gives the house a low slung, approachable scale while incorporating strong design elements such as dual stair towers, a transitional barn-like garage element and a stone-arched porthole to the pool area and pool house.”

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Twomey Latham, Shea, Kelley, Dubin & Quartararo, LLP Acquires Birtwhistle & Gibson, P.C.

Photo: Craig Gibson

Effective January 1, 2020, Twomey Latham, Shea, Kelley, Dubin & Quartararo, LLP will complete its acquisition of Birtwhistle & Gibson, P.C., a 40-year-old law firm based in Bridgehampton.

“The acquisition will allow Birtwhistle & Gibson’s clients to continue to be served by Twomey Latham in many diverse practice areas,” a press release said, “including elder care, estate planning, trusts and estates, litigation, commercial law, employment law and real estate.”

As part of this acquisition, East Hampton resident Craig Gibson will join Twomey Latham as Of Counsel. Admitted to the New York State Bar and a member of the Suffolk County Bar Association, the attorney concentrates his 35-year practice in real estate, specializing in residential buy/sell agreements — having completed more than 3,000 transactions.

“Prior to making this decision, I spoke and met with 10 local law firms in order to determine which firm was the best fit for me and for my clients,” Gibson said in a statement. “I made this decision based upon my belief that Twomey Latham offers the best selection of experienced attorneys, with the broadest experience and fields of practice.”

In the community, Gibson performs pro bono work for the Bridgehampton Historical Society, including work to preserve the circa-1820s Nathaniel Rogers House. He has also provided free legal services to local residents in need and serves as president of the Eagleton Memorial Scholarship Fund, which provides financial assistance to graduating Bridgehampton High School seniors pursuing a college education.

“We welcome Craig Gibson to the firm,” Stephen B. Latham, senior partner of Twomey Latham, Shea, Kelley, Dubin & Quartararo, LLP, said in a statement. “We are proud to have someone with such an extensive knowledge and experience in real estate law on the East End to join us, and we look forward to the opportunity to work together in order to serve his clients in the many practice areas in which our firm has expertise.”

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