Guimento started his new role on August 1st. He replaces former NY-P Brooklyn Methodist President Richard Liebowitz, who will serve as Vice Chancellor & Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs for University Support Services for St. George’s University (Grenada, West Indies) starting next month.
“Robert Guimento is a talented leader who is committed to putting patients and their families first,” President and CEO of NewYork-Presbyterian, Dr. Steven J. Corwin, said in a statement announcing Guimento’s appointment. “As president of NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital, he will lead an exceptional team of clinicians and staff focused on delivering the very best care to the people of Brooklyn.”
Guimento was previously Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for NewYork-Presbyterian Lower Manhattan Hospital where he managed the daily operations of the facility, oversaw operating and capital budgets, and implemented clinical strategy. Prior to that, Guimento served as Vice President for Ambulatory Care.
He worked in healthcare consulting for 16 years before joining NewYork-Presbyterian, serving in senior management roles at Deloitte Consulting and Sterling Capital Management as well as in a management position at the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation. Guimento received his undergraduate degree in Biology and Economics from Bucknell University and his Master of Health Administration degree from Duke University.
“I am excited and honored by this incredible opportunity to lead an outstanding group of professionals whose skill and dedication make NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital such a remarkable place,” Guimento said in a statement. “Together, we are committed to making sure Brooklynites know that world-class care is always just a few blocks away.”
As NY-P Brooklyn Methodist Hospital’s new President, Guimento will lead the voluntary, acute-care teaching hospital which is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine and is part of the NewYork-Presbyterian Regional Hospital Network.
Under construction for five years, NY-P Brooklyn Methodist Hospital’s Center for Community Health, a six-story, 400,000-square-foot facility (at 8th Avenue & 6th Street) will be the largest ambulatory care center in Brooklyn when completed in 2020. The hospital held a beam-signing ceremony in June to celebrate the installation of the Center’s final structural beam.