New Kaleida Health CEO Jody L. Lomeo has begun reshaping the hospital system’s leadership team by promoting three administrators to top executive positions, Kaleida Health reported Friday.
Lomeo has named Dr. David P. Hughes as executive vice president and chief medical officer. Hughes previously was the system’s senior vice president and chief clinical integration officer. Dr. George M. Narby had served as interim chief medical officer since February, when he replaced Dr. Margaret W. Paroski.
Lomeo also named Jonathan T. Swiatkowski as executive vice president and chief financial officer. A certified public accountant, he previously was vice president for finance and business operations. Swiatkowski replaces Joseph Kessler, who is no longer with Kaleida Health.
And Allegra Jaros was promoted to president of Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo from vice president and chief operating officer. Jaros replaces Cheryl Klass, who had served as president of both Children’s Hospital and Buffalo General Medical Center and remains president of Buffalo General.
Lomeo, who took over as interim CEO in January and assumed the permanent job in April, said in a statement that the personnel changes will help in building a new Kaleida Health. “It is vital that we have a team that is energized, accountable and believes in leading from the bedside,” he said.
Kaleida Health continues to seek a chief operating officer and a chief nursing executive.