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Erie County Medical Center names new leaders

Erie County Medical Center announced Wednesday a change in top management.

The board of directors named Richard C. Cleland the hospital’s new chief executive officer and Thomas J. Quatroche Jr. its new president.

Cleland most recently served as interim chief executive and Quatroche was senior vice president.

Jody Lomeo, the former chief executive of ECMC, became chief at Kaleida Health last year. ECMC and Kaleida Health operate under the parent organization known as Great Lakes Health.

Cleland will be in charge of all operations and coordinate care at ECMC and Terrace View, the skilled nursing facility on the Grider Street campus. Quatroche will serve as the corporate affairs officer, responsible for external affairs and strategic initiatives of the corporation, including affiliations with Great Lakes Health, Kaleida Health, and other organizations.

Cleland has been interim CEO since April 2014. He was chief operating officer from 2012 to 2014, and he held various other leadership positions at ECMC since 2008.

As a senior vice president and a member of the executive team for the last 10 years, Quatroche helped guide collaborations and public relations.

Cleland holds a master’s in public administration from Canisius College, has a New York State nursing home administrator’s license and a certification from St. Joseph’s College of Maine in long-term care administration. He earned his undergraduate degree from SUNY Buffalo State.

Quatroche received a bachelor’s in business administration and marketing from SUNY Fredonia, a master’s degree in student personnel administration from SUNY Buffalo State and a doctorate in higher education – educational leadership and policy – from the University at Buffalo.