Winthrop-University Hospital, Mineola, N.Y., said it has promoted Maureen Gaffney, its chief medical information officer, to the position of senior vice president of patient-care services. Gaffney, 50, will retain her duties as CMIO in the new position.
Gaffney joined the hospital as a registered nurse in 1992. In 2000, she was named the director of physician-assistant and nurse-practitioner services. She was promoted to CMIO in 2006. Gaffney now will oversee the hospital's quality and patient safety program and eight clinical programs, including clinical informatics.
The hospital's quality and health information technology programs earned it the American Hospital Association's Pursuit of Excellence award in 2009.
Gaffney earned an associate degree in nursing from Nassau Community College, Garden City, N.Y. She earned a bachelor's degree in physician assistant studies from Stony Brook (N.Y.) University and is scheduled to receive a master's degree from Drexel University, Philadelphia, in August.