Kaleida Health names new vice presidents

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BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — Western New York’s largest private employer has promoted two doctors to positions designed to improve the patient experience.

Kaleida Health has named Dr. Colin McMahon vice president and chief medical officer at Buffalo General Medical Center. Dr. Stephen Turkovich has been appointed to the position of vice president and chief medical officer at Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo.

“Physician leadership is imperative if we are going to change culture, improve quality, safety and service to the patients that we serve,” said Dr. David Hughes, executive vice president and chief medical officer for Kaleida Health, in a statement. “Doctors McMahon and Turkovich are outstanding leaders and will serve as direct, on-site medical administrators to facilitate our patient experience and quality of care initiatives.”

McMahon most recently served as medical director of hospital operations at Buffalo General. He also served as director of adult services at Women and Children’s Hospital and pediatric medical director at HighPointe on Michigan Avenue. He is chairman for the Women and Children’s Hospital Foundation’s ‘Festival of Trees.’

Turkovich is clinical assistant professor of pediatrics for the University at Buffalo. He has been honored with the Business First ‘Healthcare 50′ designation and the UB School of Medicine’s ‘Medical Alumni Award for Community Service and Commitment.’

Both appointments take effect immediately.

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