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Kaleida names new president of DeGraff

Fri, Sep 30th 2016 10:45 am

Kaleida Health recently named Darcy Craven president of DeGraff Memorial and Millard Fillmore Suburban hospitals. Craven was recruited from the Carolinas Hospital System where he has served as CEO since 2012.

"We are thrilled to have Darcy join the Kaleida Health family," said Jody Lomeo, president and CEO of Kaleida Health. "As you can imagine, there were a number of great candidates who were interested in the position, but his 20 years of success in operations, putting the patient first and leading from the bedside really stood out to us. He will be a great fit for Millard Suburban and DeGraff Memorial Hospitals."

Craven assumes the post previously held by Chris Lane, who was appointed president of Buffalo General Medical Center/Gates Vascular Institute in May of this year.

Craven said, "I couldn't be more excited to join Kaleida Health. The organization has a clear commitment to providing great care and it will be my goal to support the physicians and staff at Suburban and DeGraff in advancing that mission. After recently visiting as a family, my wife and I are delighted to be able to call Buffalo home and are eager to become active members of the community."

Craven joined the Carolinas Hospital System in 2010 as its chief operating officer, before being promoted to the CEO position in 2012.

In his time there, he is credited with growing volume, improving quality, employee and patient satisfaction scores, modernizing the facilities, and developing an integrated network of physicians.

Prior to this, Craven held executive leadership positions with two Carolinas Hospital System affiliates - interim CEO of Cherokee Medical Center in Centre, Alabama and the assistant CEO of DeKalb Regional Medical Center in Fort Payne, Alabama.

Craven has a master's degree in business administration from Gardner-Webb University and a bachelor's degree from the University of Manitoba, Canada.

He begins his new role with the hospitals and Kaleida Health in October.

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