April 7, 2012 (San Diego) -- Robin Gomez has been appointed administrator for Alvarado Hospital Medical Center effective immediately. In this role, she oversees all operations, physician relations and the hospital’s strategic direction. She also will be focused on patient satisfaction, patient safety and key customer service goals.
"I have worked closely with Robin for many years and have found her to be a great leader with the vision, experience and passion for excellence that will ensure Alvarado Hospital remains a vital community resource,” said Luis Leon, who is the regional CEO for Alvarado and Paradise Valley hospitals. "She is the right person at the right time for Alvarado.”
Gomez has more than 20 years of diverse healthcare experience with progressive management positions, including most recently as vice president of patient care services and chief nursing officer at Loma Linda University Medical Center in Murrieta. Prior to that, she was the chief nursing officer at Paradise Valley Hospital in National City, Alvarado’s sister facility. Gomez has a strong background in implementing effective, high-quality healthcare combined with service excellence.
"I am thrilled to be part of Alvarado Hospital senior leadership team and completely support our vision of remaining an indispensible neighborhood healthcare facility that also caters to patients from around the nation who seek advanced care from our many renowned physicians. In addition, being part of one of the top 15 health systems in the United States, as named by Thomson Reuters, really emphasizes the value this hospital has in San Diego!”
As part of her role, Gomez will be overseeing the many infrastructure and remodeling projects currently taking place in the hospital as part of the multi-million dollar investment by Prime Healthcare, the hospital’s parent company. These improvements also include a new and enlarged emergency department.
Gomez earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Loma Linda University and a master’s degree in nursing administration from Norwich University in Vermont.