Name: Maricela Guzman
Board Position: Member At Large, Finance
Country of Heritage: Puerto Rico
Maricela Guzman is currently an Administrator for the Cardiology Department at the University of Rochester Medical Center, Strong Memorial hospital. She has a Bachelor and Master’s degree in Healthcare Administration with a minor in Research. She has over 20 years of health care experience working in the area of management and operation improvement. Ms. Guzman’s career at the U of R Medical Center began in 2000, where she was a unit secretary supporting two Cardiologists. Today, she is an Administrator II in the Department, overseeing all front-end operations. Her broad understanding of the healthcare arena is what URMC needs to maintain its position at the forefront of excellence.
Ms. Guzman has worked with a diverse range of individuals, including clinicians and certified professionals. Her focus has expanded from the front-line management to the operation improvement area, which encompasses the essential daily activities driving operation performance in virtually every health care organization today.
Ms Guzman is a co-author of several research papers and proposals that pertains to Women and Cardiovascular Disease. Her hobbies are keeping up with her four children, roller-skating, exploring different cuisines and community involvement with a focus in children with special needs/development disabilities, an area that touches her personally.