Published on November 14, 2022
Stamford, CT / November 14, 2022 – Today, Stamford Health announced the appointment of Liz Longmore as Senior Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, a decision which was made effective in October. In her new role, Longmore oversees operational responsibilities for Stamford Health, Stamford Hospital, and all ambulatory locations, in addition to leading strategic transformation initiatives on patient access and experience across the health system.
“Liz has been with Stamford Health for over a decade and in that time, she has been central to many of our organization’s accomplishments, especially in recent years,” said Stamford Health CEO Kathleen Silard. “Liz was a key player in the development of our new hospital, the extraordinary growth of our ambulatory network and the development and expansion of some of our signature clinical programs. She has also led countless initiatives to improve consumer and patient experiences. She has the full trust of our organization, and I can confidently say there is no one more deserving of this role.”
Longmore began her career as a nurse and initially joined Stamford Health as Nurse Manager, Emergency Services at Stamford Hospital. After a successful tenure at Waterbury Hospital, she rejoined Stamford Health in 2011 as Director, Medicine and Surgery and was promoted multiple times, including to roles as Chief Operating Officer of Stamford Health Medical Group and, most recently, as Senior Vice President, Ambulatory Services and Consumer/Patient Experience at Stamford Health.
“It’s a privilege to take on the Chief Operating Officer role and continue serving Stamford Health and our community,” said Longmore. “Access to care and patient experience are so critical right now, and I look forward to doubling down on the success we’ve had in those areas while continuing our long history of operational rigor and excellence.”
In addition to her work with Stamford Health, Longmore serves as a board member with Hope for Haiti, an organization working to reduce poverty in southern Haiti, and sat as co-chair for the YWCA Greenwich Women Who Inspire awards, which recognize women who have enriched the lives of their community members through work, service or philanthropy. She resides in Ridgefield with her husband and three children.
About Stamford Health:
Stamford Health is a non-profit independent healthcare system with more than 3,700 employees committed to caring for the community through a wide range of high-quality health and wellness services. Patients and their families receive expert, compassionate care through the system’s 305-bed Stamford Hospital; Stamford Health Medical Group, with more than 40 offices in lower Fairfield County offering primary and specialty care; a growing number of ambulatory locations across the region; and support through the Stamford Hospital Foundation.
Stamford Health is known for its expert, person-centered care through its many recognitions and partnerships. U.S. News & World Report has recognized Stamford Hospital as a High Performing Hospital. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) rated Stamford Hospital as a five-star hospital for Overall Quality. Stamford Hospital has an ‘A’ grade from The Leapfrog Group, an independent watchdog organization for protecting patient safety. The American Nurses Credentialing Center has granted Stamford Hospital Magnet Status, which recognizes superior patient care with the highest level of safety, quality and patient satisfaction. Stamford Hospital is a Planetree Gold-Certified Person-Centered Hospital of Distinction, and one of only seven in the world to attain that distinction.
Stamford Health is a major teaching affiliate of the Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons and has recently expanded its relationship with Columbia to offer treatment and expertise from Columbia University Irving Medical Center’s nationally recognized heart surgeons. Stamford Health and Hospital for Special Surgery have created a premier center for specialty orthopedic care right in Stamford, CT. Additionally, in 2020 Stamford Health’s Carl & Dorothy Bennett Cancer Center entered into an expanded collaboration with Dana-Farber Brigham Cancer Center.
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