Former CEO of Kenmore Mercy comes out of retirement to help battle virus

Posted at 12:24 PM, Mar 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-24 12:26:06-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — The former President & CEO of Kenmore Mercy Hospital, is coming out of retirement to rejoin Catholic Health to support the health system’s COVID-19 initiatives. It was announced Tuesday that Jim Millard will serve as Executive Leader and Incident Commander of the system Staffing Center.

“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 & CEO, Catholic Health. “His knowledge of our system and expertise will be invaluable as we diligently work to address this public health crisis.”

Millard, who retired in 2018, 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.