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Oishei Kids's Hospital president leaving for job in Florida – Buffalo Information

Allegra Jaros, the longtime president of John R. Oishei Kids’s Hospital, is leaving Kaleida Well being on the finish of the 12 months for a hospital management place in Florida.

Kaleida on Thursday introduced that Jaros has been named president of Wolfson Kids’s Hospital and Kids’s Well being Community in Jacksonville, which is a part of the $2.5 billion, 12-hospital system Baptist Well being. Jaros additionally will grow to be a senior vice chairman with Baptist Well being.

“My profession at Oishei Kids’s Hospital has set me on a path of non-public development, development and advocacy for pediatric and girls’s well being,” Jaros mentioned in a press release. “That is an thrilling alternative and journey for my husband and me, and our household. I’m grateful to Buffalo for trusting me to guide our youngsters’s hospital. We have achieved so many unimaginable issues collectively for which I’ll eternally be grateful and proud.”

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Jaros, a Western New York native, was appointed president of Oishei Kids’s Hospital, previously Ladies & Kids’s Hospital of Buffalo, in Might 2014, after serving eight years as vice chairman and chief working officer. Throughout her tenure, Jaros helped plan and execute the transfer that noticed 125 sufferers transferred from the Bryant Avenue hospital to the brand new Oishei Kids’s Hospital in 2017. Kaleida additionally credited her with serving to to construct the hospital’s operational and enterprise growth methods. 

Allegra Jaros

Allegra Jaros, president of Oishei Kids’s Hospital, is leaving on the finish of 2022.

In late July, Kaleida introduced Jaros would tackle expanded duties by additionally having oversight of the well being system’s long-term care services, together with HighPointe on Michigan and DeGraff Rehabilitation and Expert Nursing Facility.

Most just lately, Jaros was one of many Kaleida officers on the bargaining desk with two unions representing about 6,300 Kaleida employees. The 2 sides reached a tentative settlement on a brand new three-year labor contract late Sunday evening.

For Kaleida, it means the well being system should fill one other key opening in its management ranks.

To call only a few current management adjustments: Don Boyd in mid-July took over as Kaleida’s president and CEO, changing Bob Nesselbush; Beth Hughes, president of MercyOne’s Western Iowa area, just lately began because the president of Buffalo Normal Medical Middle/Gates Vascular Institute; and Kaleida’s Higher Allegheny Well being System final month appointed Dr. Jill Owens as its president after a three-month interim interval.

At Oishei Kids’s Hospital, Christina Mills final month was named chief nursing officer, changing Cassie Church, who left over the summer time for a chief nursing officer place with a bigger pediatric well being care supplier in North Texas. 

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Beth Hughes has been named president of Buffalo Normal Medical Middle/Gates Vascular Institute in Buffalo after a nationwide search, Kaleida introduced Friday. Hughes will begin Oct. 3.

Kaleida mentioned Jaros will stay in her place till the tip of the 12 months to assist plan for the transition. The well being system mentioned extra particulars can be launched quickly about plans to interchange Jaros on an interim and everlasting foundation. 

“Whereas it’s a loss for us, it’s a nice profession alternative for Allegra,” Boyd mentioned in a press release. “It’s no shock that this nationwide alternative attracted her and that she was a robust candidate given her success right here over time. She has the chance to go to a bigger market and bigger well being system and make the most of her 25 years of service right here at Kaleida Well being. To not point out, the transfer will even permit her to be nearer to household in Florida.”

Jon Harris will be reached at 716-849-3482 or [email protected]. Observe him on Twitter at @ByJonHarris.

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