Kaleida Health Announces Executive Appointments

Released: 6/6/2014

Kaleida Health announced the following executive appointments:

David P. Hughes, MD, MPH, has been named executive vice president and chief medical officer (CMO). Dr. Hughes, previously senior vice president and chief clinical integration officer for Kaleida Health, is an accomplished physician, business owner, entrepreneur and engineer. He has served as Kaleida Health's medical director for employee health, an attending physician in emergency medicine at Kaleida Health and ECMC, an assistant clinical professor in emergency medicine for the University at Buffalo (UB), as well the president of the Governing Board for the State University of New York at Buffalo (SUNY) Faculty Practice Management Plan. He completed his residency in emergency medicine at Wake Forest University Medical Center in North Carolina. Dr. Hughes received his master’s degree in public health from the Medical College of Wisconsin, his medical degree from UB and his bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Kettering University in Flint, Michigan.

Jonathan T. Swiatkowski, CPA, has been named executive vice president and chief financial officer (CFO). Previously the vice president for finance and business operations, Swaitkowski has guided the Kaleida Health through major milestones, including the expansion of Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital; the closure and sale of the former Millard Fillmore Gates Circle Hospital; the financing, construction and opening of the Gates Vascular Institute and HighPointe on Michigan; and the planning, financing and fundraising for the new John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital. Swiatkowski is a graduate of St. Bonaventure University with a bachelor’s degree in accounting. He has been with Kaleida Health since 2001.

Allegra Jaros, MBA, has been named the president of the Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo. Jaros moves into the role after serving eight years as its vice president and chief operating officer. She also previously held roles as director of business development and business advisor for Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo as well as manager of operational planning for Kaleida Health. Jaros earned her Bachelor of Science in finance and a Master of Business Administration with an emphasis on healthcare from Canisius College. She has been with Kaleida Health since 1998.

Dr. Hughes, Swiatkowski and Jaros are all native Buffalonians. 

In addition to these changes, Kaleida Health is currently searching for a system-wide chief operating officer (COO) as well as chief nursing executive (CNE).

Jody Lomeo, president and CEO of Kaleida Health, said, “As we move forward in building a new Kaleida Health, we are making changes to strengthen the leadership team. It is vital that we have a team that is energized, accountable and believes in leading from the bedside. While there is much work to be done, I am very excited about the progress underway at Kaleida Health.”