New CEO Named at Kaleida Health

Buffalo, NY – A new president and CEO has been named at Kaleida Health.

The system's board of directors selected William McGuire to succeed John Friedlander, who resigned last year. McGuire headed up the Catholic Medical Centers of Brooklyn and Queens from 1996 to 2000.

"Kaleida Health and the entire health-care delivery system in Western New York are at a crossroads," board chairman Gerald Lippes said. "In Bill McGuire we have selected a proven leader, with the experience, managerial success, and vision necessary to guide our hospital system as it undertakes a bold new plan for financial health and world-medical excellence."

Wednesday morning, Kaleida is holding a news conference to discuss recommendations from a consultant that address the financially-struggling system's future.

According to doctors at Children's Hospital, one of the recommendations would see Children's closed and its operations moved to Millard Fillmore Hospital at Gates Circle.