Lineage Group appoints new chief financial officer

The Lineage Group has named Steven Chizuk to the position of chief financial officer. The Lineage Group is a recently formed strategic alliance between two Western New York nonprofit senior care providers — Niagara Lutheran Health System and Schofield Care. 

Both organizations operate skilled nursing facilities that are highly rated by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and provide the highest standard of care to the elderly and infirm. 

A graduate of Canisius College with BS and MBA degrees, Chizuk most recently served as director of budget for Erie County Medical Center Corporation for the past 12 years, where he managed all aspects of an annual budget exceeding $500 million. Previous health care posts included accounting manager at Erie County Medical Center Corporation, practice administrator with Niagara Frontier Psychiatric Associates, and senior accountant at Niagara Rehabilitation and Nursing Center.  

In his new role, Chizuk will oversee budget, accounting and strategic planning functions for Niagara Lutheran’s affiliate The GreenFields Continuing Care Community in Lancaster and Schofield Care in Kenmore. Chizuk has served the Healthcare Financial Management Association as president and ereasurer of its board of directors. He resides in Lancaster.  

Photo: Steven Chizuk