Stony Brook University Hospital is a part of the Stony Brook University community that upholds the values and ideas of excellence for which Stony Brook has become so well-known. As the COVID-19 pandemic has changed everything for the Stony Brook Medicine team, this episode of Beyond the Expected, “The Coronavirus Effect: Medicine Response,” looks at the temporary ‘new normal’ for the team’s faculty, staff and leadership. We will also discuss how they have been called to rise up to the unprecedented challenges of COVID-19. These individuals are working tirelessly, together, to stop the spread of this pandemic.
About the Guests
Carol A. Gomes
Carol Gomes is Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer of Stony Brook University Hospital and has more than 30 years’ experience in the healthcare field. She has earned two Master's degrees from Stony Brook University in Management and Policy from the Harriman School of Management and Policy, Healthcare Management and Administration from the School of Allied Health Professions. Carol has served on the Malcolm Baldrige Quality Program’s Board of Examiners since 1999 and teaches for the School of Health Technology and Management. She also holds certifications as a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives, Certified Practitioner of Healthcare from the National Association for Healthcare Quality, and numerous certifications in laboratory sciences and management from the American Society for Clinical Pathology. Also the recipient of numerous prestigious healthcare industry awards, she mentors students pursuing careers in healthcare administration. Carol will share with us the steps she and the Stony Brook University Hospital are taking to provide the best, safest care possible in a beyond-challenging environment.
Dr. Joshua D. Miller
Dr. Josh Miller is Assistant Dean for Clinical Integration and Medical Director of Diabetes Care at Stony Brook Medicine. He is dual-certified in Internal Medicine and Endocrinology & Metabolism in the Department of Medicine. Living with type 1 diabetes for more than 20 years, Josh brings vast experience and empathy as he helps people with diabetes conquer the challenges of living with the disease. With most resources squarely centered now on emergency response for the COVID-19 pandemic, Josh is currently also running operations at the newly opened drive through testing site for our community members, located on the university campus. He’s mobilizing, organizing and directing hospital staff in this challenging process and instructing them on how to remain safe while administering swab tests. Josh’s background and strong interest in population health is an asset in this critical new role and he will share details on what’s happening at our new testing facility in the P-lot parking area and why it’s important.