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Kaleida Health Announces Executive Team Changes

Updated: 2/20/2019

Kaleida Health today announced several leadership changes designed to improve care delivery, coordinate operations and further integrate Kaleida Health’s hospitals and affiliations.

Donald Boyd (Williamsville) was named executive vice president and chief operating officer (COO).  In this role, he will be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the health system’s hospitals, long-term care facilities, home care division, laboratories, surgery centers, clinics and ambulatory sites.

“As we continue to evolve and change to better meet our patients’ needs, Don’s leadership and unique skill set will help us better coordinate operations across the organization,” said Jody Lomeo, president and chief executive officer (CEO) of Kaleida Health. “In this role, we will work together to make Kaleida Health the very best place for patients to receive care, our caregivers to work and our physician partners to practice medicine.”

Boyd, who has been with Kaleida Health since its inception in 1998, most recently served as the executive vice president for business development and affiliations. He oversaw Kaleida Health’s affiliations with partners like Upper Allegheny Health System, Brooks Memorial Hospital, TLC Healthcare Network and Eastern Niagara Hospital. He also led numerous successful transactions and business development initiatives over the years, including MASH, Western New York Urology Associates, Cancer Care of Western New York and the Great Lakes Health Cancer Care operation.

Boyd was appointed senior vice president of business development for Kaleida Health in 2009 after serving as the president at the former Millard Fillmore Gates Circle Hospital. He also held various other roles as vice president for ambulatory services and business development, director of ambulatory services, manager of quality improvement and director of Kaleida Health's ambulatory surgery center in Williamsville.

He has a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in corporate finance and healthcare systems management, from the University at Buffalo (UB). He also holds a Bachelor of Arts in community mental health and psychology from UB.

Jonathan T. Swiatkowski, CPA, has been named vice president of finance and strategic integration for the Great Lakes Health System of Western New York.

In this new role, Swiatkowski (Clarence) will be responsible for coordination and oversight of Great Lakes Health financial planning and reporting, supporting Kaleida Health, ECMC, affiliations and business development efforts. He will also provide financial oversight and support to the organizations various non-hospital entities like Optimum Physician Alliance, Great Lakes Cancer Care and the EMR optimization project.

Lomeo said, “As Great Lakes Health continues to evolve and we further integrate with our partners, it is vital that we are even more coordinated on a clinical, operational and financial level. I am confident that Jon’s skill set and experience will only help us achieve that. He has been an important part of our past collaborations and integration. We are looking forward to him focusing on these specific initiatives and helping Great Lakes Health grow in the future.”

Great Lakes Health System is the planning entity comprised of Kaleida Health, the University at Buffalo, ECMC and The Center for Hospice & Palliative Care.

Swiatkowski, who has been with Kaleida Health since 2001, was named chief financial officer (CFO) for the organization in 2014. He has also served as the vice president for finance and business operations. Swiatkowski has guided Kaleida Health through major financial milestones, including an improvement in system operating results; 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; the financial integration of several affiliates; and the planning, financing and fundraising for the new John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital.

Kaleida Health has begun a national search for the organization’s next chief financial officer. An appointment to that position will be made in early spring.

Michael P. Hughes, senior vice president and chief of staff, will now oversee business development for the organization. Hughes (West Seneca) has been with Kaleida Health for 15 years and currently oversees external affairs including marketing, communications, government affairs, corporate relations, campus development, construction, real estate and planning. As chief of staff, he also coordinates executive team planning, strategy and communications.