Robin Gomez, Alvarado Hospital administrator, just won the coveted "Women
Who Mean Business" Award, which is one of the longest-running events
for women business leaders in San Diego and the country. Hosted by the
San Diego Business Journal since 1993, the event recognizes women leaders in the community who have
a proven record of success, not only in their careers, but also in philanthropic
endeavors, mentorships and their personal lives.
An expert in transitioning hospitals, Gomez was recognized for helping
convert Alvarado Hospital from a stand-alone facility to part of the nationally
recognized 29-hospital Prime Healthcare Services system. Through her leadership,
Alvarado Hospital is ranked among the "Top 5% in the Nation for Clinical
Care" as a Distinguished Hospital, and among "America's
100 Best Hospitals" for Orthopedic Surgery™, Spine Surgery™
and Critical Care™ by Healthgrades in 2014.
"Through Robin's guidance, we are seeing a resurgence of community
members choosing Alvarado Hospital for their care and physicians choosing
to practice there," said Luis Leon, Prime Healthcare president of
operations. "She has made a notable difference in three years."
Gomez also was recognized for her vision to expand the hospital to meet
important community needs, such as a new geriatric-psychiatric unit opening
at the end of this year, and the hospital's new spine and joint replacement
program opening in February. In addition, under Gomez's purview, the
hospital will open a brand-new emergency department in early 2016, expanding
the amount of emergency beds available for residents along the I-8 corridor.