March 6, 2009
As the April 1 transition date for St. Joseph Hospital becoming Sisters of Charity Hospital, St. Joseph Campus moves closer, Sisters Hospital has announced its administrative team to lead the new two-campus hospital. Late last year, Peter Bergmann was named President and CEO of Sisters of Charity and St. Joseph hospitals in anticipation of the merger of the two Catholic Health hospitals.
The remaining members of the new administrative team announced today are as follows: Matthew Hamp, Chief Operating Officer; Mary Dillon, RN, MSN, Vice President, Patient Care Services; Nady Shehata, MD, Vice President, Medical Affairs; Jagdeep Singh, MD, Assistant Vice President, Medical Affairs; Paula Moscato, Vice President, Mission Integration; David DeLorenzo, Senior Director, Human Resources; and Ann Schlifke, Manager, Public Relations.
As part of an agreement with New York State to keep St. Joseph open following a recommendation by the “Berger Commission” to close the Cheektowaga hospital, Catholic Health proposed the merger with Sisters Hospital. Beginning April 1, Sister of Charity Hospital will operate its Main Street Campus at 2157 Main St. in Buffalo and the St. Joseph Campus at 2605 Harlem Road in Cheektowaga.
“The coming together of Sisters and St. Joseph hospitals is a wonderful opportunity to build on the strengths of these two fine hospitals,” said Bergmann. “The appointment of our new administrative team will help us truly integrate our two campuses, and more importantly, create an organization that can bring the best quality care to the patients we serve.”