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Jim Millard rejoins Catholic Health to support COVID-19 incident command


Tue, Mar 24th 2020 02:05 pm

Former president & CEO of Kenmore Mercy Hospital coming out of retirement

Jim Millard, former president and CEO of Kenmore Mercy Hospital, is coming out of retirement to rejoin Catholic Health to support the health system’s COVID-19 initiatives. He will serve as executive leader and incident commander of the system staffing center, which has been established in response to the COVID-19 crisis.

Millard, who retired in 2018, was at the helm as Kenmore Mercy was increasingly recognized for its innovative approach, excellent safety profile and exceptional quality. Prior to that, he served as president and CEO of St. Joseph Hospital and spearheaded the fight to save the hospital from closure, as well as led efforts to support its consolidation into Sisters of Charity Hospital in 2008. He was instrumental in bringing together associates, physicians and the entire community to advocate for the hospital, which is now in the process of being transformed into a COVID-19 treatment facility.

“Jim’s connection to Catholic Health and his love of community run deep, so he is a natural fit for this new role,” said Mark Sullivan, president and CEO of Catholic Health. “His knowledge of our system and expertise will be invaluable as we diligently work to address this public health crisis.”

Millard will be responsible for the overall leadership and strategy of the staffing command center, working directly with ministry leadership to assess, project and implement changing staffing needs for all facilities and disciplines. He will also lead the core team who will “ensure each location is properly, effectively and expeditiously staffed as the COVID-19 pandemic places fluctuating demands on the system as a whole.”

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