University of Maryland Medical Center Names Vice President of Operations for UMMC Midtown Campus
Gonzalo Solís, FACHE, Joins UMMC Midtown from Yale New Haven Hospital in Connecticut
The University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) has named Gonzalo Solís, FACHE, Vice President of Operations for the UMMC Midtown Campus. He comes to Maryland from Yale New Haven Hospital (YNHH) in New Haven, Conn., where he served as Operations Executive for the 1,500-bed multi-campus teaching hospital.
In his new role, Solís will oversee operations at the UMMC Midtown Campus, including radiology and laboratory services, environmental services, food services, supply chain, facilities, parking, transportation, and emergency management.
“Gonzalo’s years of operational experience make him a most valuable addition to our executive team at UMMC Midtown,” says Alison G. Brown, MPH, President of the UMMC Midtown Campus. “As VP of Operations, he will lead hospital-wide initiatives to improve operations by partnering closely with our clinical teams and medical staff. He will also support our efforts to improve the delivery of patient- and family-centered care.”
Georgia C. Harrington, MSHA, Senior Vice President of Operations at UMMC, adds, “As we advance our System-wide performance improvement initiatives, he will play a key role in championing and facilitating programs designed to enhance hospital efficiency and patient safety.”
Solís has spent nearly 12 years supporting hospital operations in various frontline and leadership roles.
“I am thrilled to be joining UMMC Midtown at such an exciting time in the organization’s growth and look forward to supporting our mission of providing the highest quality care to our patients and being involved in the community we serve,” Solís says
His career at Yale New Haven Hospital spanned more than 10 years, eight as Operations Executive. YNHH is a 1,541-bed multi-campus tertiary medical center, which includes Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale New Haven, Yale New Haven Children's Hospital, Yale New Haven Psychiatric Hospital, Heart & Vascular Center and Center for Musculoskeletal Care.
At YNHH, he led the integration of hospital operations following the acquisition of a nearby 500-bed hospital and oversaw projects that increased HCAHPS scores for “healing environment” by 33 percent, earning the Honorable Mention Award at the 2014 YNHHS Service Excellence Conference. Solís also focused on improving patient safety, leading training programs aimed at creating a High Reliability Organization.
He attended the University of Michigan where he received his B.S. in Brain, Behavior & Cognitive Sciences as well as his Master of Health Services Administration. He has achieved Six Sigma Green Belt certification and is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives. His community engagement and voluntarism includes serving on the Board of Managers for the Boys & Girls Club of New Haven as well as the Alumni Board of the University of Michigan Health Management & Policy.
About the University of Maryland Medical Center
The University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) is comprised of two hospitals in Baltimore: an 841-bed teaching hospital Downtown – the flagship institution of the 14-hospital University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS) – and a 177-bed teaching hospital, UMMC Midtown Campus. UMMC is a national and regional referral center for trauma, cancer care, neuroservices, cardiac care, diabetes and endocrinology, women’s and children’s health. All physicians on staff at the Downtown flagship hospital are faculty physicians of the University of Maryland School of Medicine. At UMMC Midtown Campus, faculty physicians work alongside community physicians to provide patients with the highest quality care. UMMC Midtown Campus was founded in 1881 and is located one mile away from the Downtown Campus. For more information, visit umm.edu.