ECMCC appoints new chief financial officer

Jonathan T. Swiatkowski, a certified public accountant, has been named chief financial officer for Erie County Medical Center Corporation.

After a three-month national search, Swiatkowski was appointed following a thorough and extensive interview process of many potential candidates. He succeeds Stephen M. Gary Sr., who left the position Dec. 31.

“Jon Swiatkowski comes to ECMCC at an exciting time of growth and collaboration for our patients and community,” said ECMCC President and CEO Thomas J. Quatroche Jr., Ph.D. “He also comes as our local and national healthcare environment sees tremendous change and reimbursement pressures.”

Swiatkowski had been with Kaleida Health from 2001 to February 2019, serving initially as vice president for finance and business operations and then was appointed chief financial officer for the organization in 2014.

In February 2019, Swiatkowski was named vice president of finance and strategic integration for the Great Lakes Health System of Western New York. In that role, Swiatkowski was responsible for coordination and oversight of Great Lakes Health financial planning and reporting, supporting Kaleida Health, ECMC, affiliations and business development efforts. He also provided financial oversight and support to the organizations various non-hospital entities like Optimum Physician Alliance, Great Lakes Cancer Care and the EMR optimization project.

Swiatkowski helped guide Kaleida Health through major financial milestones, including an improvement in system operating results; the expansion of Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital; the closure and sale of the former Millard Fillmore Gates Circle Hospital; the financing, construction and opening of the Gates Vascular Institute and HighPointe on Michigan; the financial integration of several affiliates; and the planning, financing and fundraising for the new John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital.

Photo: Swiatkowski