Carol Gomes of Mt. Sinai, a 27-year employee at Stony Brook University Hospital, has been named chief operating officer, the hospital announced Feb. 12.
"Through her diligence, energy and consistent accomplishments, she has advanced in the organization,” said Dr. L. Reuven Pasternak, the hospital's CEO. “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.”
Gomes served as interim chief operating officer for SBUH since October 2012, and prior to that served as director of operations from January 2011 to October 2012. She will be administratively responsible for the hospital, a 597-bed hospital with an annual operating budget of $980 million. Among her responsibilities are operating and capital budget planning, facilities management, purchasing systems, supply chain management, and inventory control.
She began her career at SBUH as a histotechnologist in the Surgical Pathology Laboratory in 1985. Among the positions she has held are assistant director for medical and regulatory affairs; associate director for quality management; and associate director for neurosciences.
Gomes studied medical biology with a specialization in medical technology at Long Island University and has earned two Master's degrees in healthcare management, administration and policy from Stony Brook University. She is also a lecturer in SBU's School of Health Technology and Management.