This month the Flushing Hospital Medical Center’s Employee Spotlight shines on Soomita Tewari, Executive Assistant to President and CEO, Bruce J. Flanz, as well as the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Robert Levine.
As Executive Assistant, Soomita regularly schedules appointments, creates reports and sends correspondence, attends meetings and records minutes from the meeting. She further acts as a liaison between administration and staff in an effort to ensure smooth operations at the hospital. As the Administrative Office “Gatekeeper” she screens and directs calls and issues to the appropriate departments for follow-up, manages office services and supervises the Executive Receptionist.
Soomita Tewari joined the MediSys Health Network in 2007 as the Administrative Assistant in Performance Improvement (PI). She worked in PI for six years before becoming the Medical Staff Coordinator.
In 2013, after being offered the position of Executive Assistant, Soomita joined the staff at Flushing Hospital Medical Center.
Soomita holds an Associate’s Degree in Health Service Administration, a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Information Management and gained the certification of a Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) and a Notary Public, which assist her in the position she holds.
Soomita is a dedicated wife and mother of two children who moved from Guyana to the U.S. in 2000, seeking a new future for her family. Her hobbies include yoga, reading and watching movies. She is the treasurer of Shri Surya Narayan Mandir and a community outreach member of Surya Narayan Seva Outreach Sang.
When asked what the most rewarding part of her job is, Soomita responded, “When I first interviewed, Mr. Flanz told me that I would have to be the face and voice of Flushing Hospital. Even though I know we are all representatives of the hospital, this statement stayed with me. I take pride in being an “Ambassador” of the hospital and try to treat everyone that interacts with Administration with a welcoming attitude and utmost respect. I try to make everyone feel as though they are a part of the team because in essence, we are all part of the team.”
Although her job can present many challenges, Soomita Tewari faces each with her signature smile, calm demeanor and professionalism. She is a wonderful asset to the Flushing Hospital Medical Center team.
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