Claudia Caine is the hospital director and chief operating officer of NYU Lutheran Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York. NYU Lutheran is a 450 bed community, teaching hospital - one of New York State's largest Level 1 Trauma Centers, a designated stroke center and one of the state's preeminent safety net hospitals serving the culturally diverse and indigent patients of Brooklyn. The hospital employs 3,200 staff members and sees 68,000 emergency room patients each year and has a budget of $350 million.
Ms. Caine has a stellar reputation for leadership expertise, inspiring and motivating staff by example and leading others to grow new programs, improving processes to benefit patients and recruiting and retaining true clinical talent. Ms. Caine has been instrumental in redefining what a community hospital is in the 21st century by bringing some of New York's best physicians and specialty services to Lutheran Medical Center.
She spent most of her early career, 16 years, at The Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan where she held positions of increasing responsibility from department administrator to the assistant dean of academic affiliations for Mount Sinai's School of Medicine.
Ms. Caine received her bachelor's degree in economics from Hobart and William Smith Colleges and a master's degree in public administration from New York University. She currently serves on several key committees at the Greater New York Hospital Association, and is an active member of various professional organizations including the Cardiac Advisory Board, Medical Group Management Association and Women in Health Management.
In her spare time she is a student mentor for NYU's Wagner health policy and management program and a formal mentor in the Point. In 2008, the Nursing Department at NYU Lutheran Medical Center honored Ms. Caine with The Friend of Nursing Award for her dedication and ongoing commitment to quality patient care and nurse development. She was presented the Through the Glass Ceiling Award by Women in Health Management for outstanding achievement as a leader and role model as well as 2015 Top Women in Brooklyn Business award.