Loyola University Medical Center Names New President

Tuesday, January 29, 2019 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews

Featured image: Tad A. Gomez, who will become the new president of Loyola Medical Center in Maywood. | Courtesy Loyola Medical Center

Officials with Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood announced in a statement released Jan. 28 that the center has a new president.

Tad A. Gomez, who is coming to Loyola from Gainesville, Ga., will take the helm on Feb. 25, officials said. He’ll replace Larry Goldberg, who has served as president since 2011.

In Georgia, Gomez was vice president for professional and support services with Northeast Georgia Health System, where he oversaw “lab, pharmacy, radiology and imaging, facilities operations, biomedical engineering, and several other ancillary departments,” officials said.

Before his position with NGHS, Gomez was vice president for professional services at Augusta University Medical Center in August, Ga.

“Mr. Gomez is known for his strategic leadership, top performance in patient excellence and stellar track record for accelerating operational improvements,” said Shawn P. Vincent, president and CEO, Loyola Medicine, in the statement. “He has a superb grasp on the healthcare landscape in both large and small markets.”

According to the statement, Gomez is a Fellow of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. He has a bachelor of science in pharmacy from the University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, and a master of science in hospital pharmacy from The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio.

“I am honored and excited to be joining Loyola University Medical Center. Being part of a nationally ranked academic medical center during this time of growth for the health system is especially fulfilling,” Gomez said. “I am eager to work with the physicians, nurses and clinical staff to build upon the Loyola tradition of academic excellence.”

Goldberg, Gomez’s soon-to-be predecessor, 56, will resign effective April 13 to take a job as president of the university medical division at Banner Health, a nonprofit based in Phoenix with 28 hospitals and other ventures in six states,” according to a Crain’s report. VFP

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