Lockport mayor resigning to become Eastern Niagara Hospital chief
Lockport Mayor Anne McCaffrey has been named president and chief executive officer at Eastern Niagara Hospital. The appointment comes as Kaleida is finalizing the process to become an "active parent" of ENH.
Kaleida President and CEO Jody Lomeo priased McCaffrey's commitment to Niagara County and nearly 20 years of healthcare management experience in making the announcement.
“Anne is a proven leader with great experience and a demonstrated track record in both the public and private sector,” said Lomeo. “She is the right choice to lead Eastern Niagara Hospital as it starts its new chapter with the Kaleida Health affiliation. Anne understands the needs of Lockport, Newfane and the surrounding communities and will work hard to enhance healthcare for the residents of eastern Niagara County.”
McCaffrey served in leadership roles at Lake Shore Behavioral Health from 1991-2010. In 2011, she took on the role of alderwoman for Lockport's 2nd Ward, then Common Council president in 2013, before becoming mayor in 2014. She plans to resign her position as mayor effective August 8. to take new position at ENH.
Lomeo said ENH's Lockport and Newfane sites, ENH Health Care Center on Transit Road and the Niagara Regional Surgery Center will all become part of Kaleida.
Among McCaffrey's first priorities will be a plan to build a new emergency department at ENH. The plan is to build a new 21,000-square-foot facility near the East Avenue entrance of the 134-bed hospital at an estimated cost of $8.2 million.