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New Leader at ECMC

Jody Lomeo, newly named CEO of ECMC and Erie County Executive Chris Collins
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Jody Lomeo, newly named CEO of ECMC and Erie County Executive Chris Collins

By Eileen Buckley

Buffalo, NY – The Erie County Medical Center has a new leader. Jody Lomeo has been named CEO. He has been serving as interim CEO since the departure of Michael Young who accepted a job in Atlanta over the summer.

Lomeo is a former board chairman and has spent 8 years at ECMC. The selection ends a six month national search. Lomeo appeared at news conference Friday morning at the Hospital. Lomeo says he wasn't even a candidate when the search process started.

There were four semi-finalists from outside Buffalo. Lomeo was praised by members of the search committee and the County Executive as someone who can lead the hospital into the future.

Lomeo is promising citizens there will be changes, but says it will take some time. Lomeo takes over as ECMC and Kaleida Health must merge under the Great Lakes Health System.