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People Inc. sharpens its focus on health care with new executive-level appointment

by jmaloni


Fri, Jan 23rd 2015 04:55 pm

People Inc. recently expanded its senior leadership team with the appointment of Bonnie R. Sloma as senior vice president. In this newly created position, Sloma will oversee the agency's health care business development in addition to health care quality standards as the agency continues to position itself for success in a changing managed care environment.

"People Inc. will be impacted by New York state's efforts to restructure our state's health care delivery system," said People Inc. President and CEO, Rhonda Frederick. "We have a fairly significant health care operation through our Elmwood Health Center and our home health care services. We brought Bonnie on board to help us stay ahead of the curve through these changes. Along with her extensive experience in health care, Bonnie brings tremendous knowledge and leadership to this role, and will help to strengthen our position in the managed care environment."

A 30-year health care industry veteran, Sloma joins People Inc. from Erie County Medical Center Corp., where she served as vice president of ambulatory and diagnostic services. In this role, she was responsible for the development of policies, procedures, new services and programs and quality oversight for the organization's outpatient ambulatory and diagnostic clinics.

"People Inc. is the largest organization in Western New York helping our most vulnerable community members, individuals with developmental disabilities and special needs, and senior adults, to lead healthier, independent and productive lives," Sloma said. "The agency is a significant employer, a leader and innovator. I am incredibly fortunate to have the opportunity to serve an organization that has such an incredible mission and long-tenured, committed leadership team."

Sloma earned a bachelor's degree in nursing from Niagara University. Active in the community, she serves on Niagara County Community College's board of trustees. She resides in Lewiston with her family.

People Inc. is a not-for-profit health and human services agency providing programs and services to more than 12,000 people with special needs, their families and seniors. Since 1971, People Inc. has assisted individuals to achieve greater degrees of independence and productivity. The agency has 180 locations throughout Western New York and the Finger Lakes region, and 3,400 employees.

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