Kaleida Health makes leadership changes: 15 things to know

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Buffalo, N.Y.-based Kaleida Health has made several leadership changes, which officials said are designed to improve care delivery and further integrate Kaleida Health's hospitals and affiliations.

Here are 15 things to know about the leadership changes.

Cheryl Klass, BSN, RN, was named executive vice president and chief nursing executive for Kaleida Health.

1. Ms. Klass joined Kaleida Health in 2004 as president of Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo and vice president of Kaleida Health.

2. In 2011, she was appointed senior vice president of operations of Buffalo General Medical Center/Gates Vascular Institute as well as HighPointe on Michigan in Buffalo.

3. Ms. Klass earned a bachelor's degree in nursing from Niagara University in Lewiston, N.Y., and a master's degree in business administration from the J. L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill.

Chris Lane was appointed president of Buffalo General Medical Center/Gates Vascular Institute.

4. Mr. Lane has led the northtowns for Kaleida Health for the past decade, serving as the president of Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital in Williamsville, N.Y., and DeGraff Memorial Hospital in North Tonawanda, N.Y., as well as overseeing long-term care.

5. He joined Kaleida Health in 2003, when he was named vice president of Kaleida Health and president of DeGraff Memorial Hospital. In 2007, Mr. Lane became president of Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital, and in 2012, became president of both facilities.

6. Mr. Lane earned a bachelor's degree in political science from Colgate University in Hamilton, N.Y., and a master's degree in healthcare administration from D'Youville College in Buffalo.

Donald Boyd was promoted to executive vice president for business development and affiliations.

7. Mr. Boyd has done work developing and executing partnerships and relationships with outlying hospitals, physician groups and providers across Western New York, Kaleida Health said.

8. Mr. Boyd, who has been with Kaleida Health since 1998, previously served as the president at Millard Fillmore Gates Circle Hospital in Buffalo and a vice president of Kaleida Health. He also held 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.

9. He earned a master's degree in business administration with a concentration in corporate finance and healthcare systems management from the University at Buffalo. He also earned a bachelor's degree in community mental health and psychology from UB.

Cletis Earle will serve as vice president and CIO.

10. Mr. Earle will join Kaleida Health from St. Luke's Cornwall Hospital in Newburgh/Cornwall, N.Y., where he was vice president and CIO since 2011.

11. He began his IT career as a support manager at Brooklyn (N.Y.) Queens Health Care, eventually taking on roles as director of technology and vice president, CIO and privacy officer.

12. Mr. Earle earned a bachelor's degree in psychology from the College of New Rochelle (N.Y.), and a master's degree in information systems from Strayer University in Washington, DC.           

Rebecca Haslinger was named vice president of finance.

13. Ms. Haslinger joins Kaleida Health from HealthNow NY — the parent company of Buffalo-based BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York — where she was director of business finance, enterprise initiatives and analytics.

14. Previously, she was vice president of healthcare real estate at Care Investment Trust, a healthcare real estate investment trust managed by CIT Group in Orchard Park, N.Y., as well as senior auditor of assurance and advisory business services at Ernst & Young in Buffalo.

15. Ms. Haslinger, a certified public accountant, earned a bachelor's degree in accounting from Canisius College in Buffalo.



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