Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer
Stony Brook University Hospital
Carol is a member of the senior executive team, serving as Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer at Stony Brook University Hospital. Formerly, she was the Chief Quality Officer with administrative oversight for the departments of Continuous Quality Improvement, Decision Support Services, Clinical Pathways and Management Engineering. She was also the Associate Director for Quality Management and Associate Director for Neurosciences.
She 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. She has served on the Malcolm Baldrige Quality Program’s Board of Examiners since 1999, most recently as a Senior Examiner and Alumni Examiner. She teaches for the School of Health Technology and Management. She 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.
Working in the healthcare field for over 30 years, Carol is the recipient of numerous leadership awards including the HLNY Healthcare Executive of the year “Award of Distinction”, Long Island Business News Healthcare Heroes Award in Achievements in Healthcare, the Master Award and the Excellence in Management Award from the American Society of Clinical Pathology, and The Distinguished Alumna Award from Stony Brook University. She has served on the Stony Brook University Alumni Association Board, holding all of the executive level positions, including President. Carol currently serves as the Vice Chair of the Vizient Senior Operations Officer Network Steering Committee and serves as a board members on numerous boards associated with healthcare activities.
She actively volunteers to serve as a mentor for students pursuing healthcare administration and participates regularly as a panelist for the Future Healthcare Leaders “See You at the “C” Suite” seminars. Carol regularly participates at Alumni and Student Career Networking events to assist young careerists with job opportunities and career guidance.
Nadia Cerro Ordonez
HSC L4 Room 221
Stony Brook, NY 11794-8410