STONY BROOK, N.Y., February 19, 2013 – Carol Gomes, MS, FACHE, CPHQ, has been named Chief Operating Officer for Stony Brook University Hospital. The announcement was made on Feb. 12 by L. Reuven Pasternak, MD, Chief Executive Officer for SBUH.
Gomes had been serving as Interim Chief Operating Officer for SBUH since October 2012 and had served as Director of Operations from January 2011 to October 2012.
“Carol began her career 27 years ago at Stony Brook, and through her diligence, energy and consistent accomplishments, she has advanced in the organization,” Dr. Pasternak said. “She has managed her duties in a manner that has earned her the respect and admiration of clinical and administrative staff at Stony Brook Medicine and Stony Brook University.”
As Chief Operating Officer, Gomes will be administratively responsible for Suffolk County’s only tertiary care, academic medical center. With 597 beds, SBUH is the county’s only Level I Trauma Center and Regional Perinatal Center. The hospital has 5,500 employees and an annual budget of $980 million.
Gomes will have administrative responsibility for operating and capital budget planning, as well as facilities management, including plant operations, construction, housekeeping and other departments. She also will have responsibility for purchasing systems, supply chain management, value analysis program and inventory control.
Gomes joined SBUH in 1985 as a Histotechnologist in the Surgical Pathology Laboratory. She was promoted to Section Supervisor for the laboratory, and was later named Administrative Coordinator for the Laboratory Career Ladder Program and Clinical Applications Manager for the Laboratory Information System. She was next promoted to Laboratory Quality Assurance Coordinator, after which she was named the hospital’s Continuous Quality Improvement Director, a title she held from 1997 to 2008.
Additionally, in 2003, she was named Assistant Director for Medical and Regulatory Affairs, and four years later, she was named Associate Director for Quality Management. In 2008, she assumed the additional role of Associate Director for Neurosciences. She continues to lead the neurosciences service line, as well as heart, emergency services, Operating Room, pediatrics and gastroenterology.
A resident of Mt Sinai, NY, Gomes received her bachelor of science degree in medical biology with a specialization in medical technology in 1984 from Long Island University. She received her master’s degree in healthcare management and administration in 1990 from Stony Brook University, followed by a master’s degree in management and policy, also from Stony Brook University, in 1997. She serves as a lecturer in the School of Health Technology and Management at Stony Brook Medicine and is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives. She previously has served on the Board of Examiners of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award Program.
About Stony Brook University Hospital:
Stony Brook University Hospital (SBUH) is Long Island’s premier academic medical center. With 597 beds, SBUH serves as the region’s only tertiary care center and Level 1 Trauma Center, and is home to the Stony Brook Heart Institute, Stony Brook Cancer Center, Stony Brook Long Island Children’s Hospital, Stony Brook Neurosciences Institute, and Stony Brook Digestive Disorders Institute. SBUH also encompasses Suffolk County’s only Level 4 Regional Perinatal Center, state-designated AIDS Center, state-designated Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program, state-designated Burn Center, the Christopher Pendergast ALS Center of Excellence, and Kidney Transplant Center. It is home of the nation’s first Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis Center. To learn more, visit www.stonybrookmedicine.edu.