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Corporate Updates

Director of Patient Management and Utilization Review Appointed at BGMC/GVI


The Buffalo General Medical Center/Gates Vascular Institute leadership team is pleased to announce Nancy Rotella as the new director of patient management and utilization review.

In this role, Nancy will oversee nurse case managers, social workers and utilization review. Her focus will be on removing barriers, enhancing departmental efficiencies and building a collaborative interdisciplinary team.

Nancy has 15 years of patient management experience, having worked in case management and utilization review as well as leading patient management departments as a supervisor, manager, and director.

Nancy received her Associate’s Degree in Nursing from Niagara Community College and her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from the University at Buffalo. She recently became certified by the American Nursing Credentialing Center as a Board Certified Nurse Executive. 

Please join us in welcoming Nancy to the team!

Nesselbush Named Chief Financial Officer for Kaleida Health


Robert J. Nesselbush has been named executive vice president and chief financial officer (CFO) for Kaleida Health.

Nesselbush, a senior-level financial and healthcare leader, comes to Kaleida Health from Rochester Regional Health. At Rochester Regional Health, he spent 24 years rising through the hospital system, beginning as the director of financial reporting and finishing as the executive vice president and chief operating officer (COO).

“We are absolutely thrilled to be able to recruit Bob and bring him home to Kaleida Health and Western New York,” said Jody L. Lomeo, president and CEO of Kaleida Health. “He has a tremendous track record in health care and is widely known as a service-oriented leader. Throughout his two decades in Rochester he built employee friendly operational and financial systems that helped front line staff focus on what’s most important – the patients in their care.”

Nesselbush was a key part of the executive leadership team that founded Rochester Regional Health in 2014. Combining the Rochester General and the Unity Health systems, the network now includes five hospitals, 87 ambulatory locations, eight senior living facilities, 16,000 employees and 2,500 physicians.

“It’s an exciting honor to be named CFO of one of the nation’s leading healthcare systems,” said Nesselbush. “Kaleida Health has grown significantly over the past several years, and I look forward to helping continue their impressive success."

His financial leadership positions include serving as the senior vice president and chief financial officer of Rochester General Hospital. Prior to that, he was the vice president of finance and corporate controller.

Nesselbush spent the past five years as the chief operating officer at Rochester Regional. Before that, he was the senior vice president of the health system’s acute care division and the president of Rochester General Hospital.

“Kaleida Health has built an incredible brand and delivered impressive expansion and growth, all while staying true to its mission of providing the very best patient care to this community,” said Nesselbush. “I look forward to joining such a high-performing organization.”

Nesselbush and his wife Marlene are Western New York natives, having grown up in West Seneca. 

He is a graduate of Bucknell University with a bachelor of arts and completed his master’s in business administration (MBA) with a focus on public accounting. Nesselbush began his career and spent five years as a senior accountant with PriceWaterhouseCoopers in Rochester.

Announcing Chief Medical Officer Changes at Kaleida Health

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I am pleased to announce that David Pierce, MD, FACEP, has been named the vice president and chief medical officer for Buffalo General Medical Center/Gates Vascular Institute and Michael Mineo, MD has been named vice president and chief medical officer (CMO) for Millard Fillmore Suburban (MFSH) and DeGraff Memorial Hospitals (DMH).

Dr. Pierce succeeds Colin McMahon, MD, who has spent the past five years in the CMO role at our downtown campus and is returning to run his private hospitalist practice.

Dr. Mineo will succeed Dr. Pierce, who has served in the same CMO role at Suburban and DeGraff Hospitals. 

I often say that physician leadership is a vital component to our collective success as an organization. These three physicians have been instrumental as we have worked collaboratively to improve quality of care, safety, outcomes and culture.

I want to congratulate Drs. Pierce and Mineo on their appointments and thank Dr. McMahon for his work and dedication. We are pleased that Dr. McMahon will still be seeing patients at Buffalo General Medical Center, as he will continue leading his hospitalist group, Dimensions of Internal Medicine and Pediatric Care.

The effective date of the personnel moves are June 1.

A resident of Williamsville, Dr. Pierce received his Bachelor of Science from the SUNY at Fredonia, finished his medical training at New York Medical College, and completed his residency in Emergency Medicine at SUNY at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. In 2018, he graduated with a Master’s degree in Health Care Management from Harvard University. A practicing emergency medicine physician, he is Board Certified in Emergency Medicine.

Dr. Pierce, who will continue to practice clinically in the emergency department at BGMC/GVI, has held positions as the UB medical student clerkship director, UBMD attending physician in emergency medicine at ECMC and BGMC, adjunct teaching faculty at Harvard Medical School/Harvard Macy Institute, and assistant professor of clinical emergency medicine at UB. 

A resident of Buffalo, Dr. Mineo received his Bachelor of Science from Canisius College. He is a graduate of SUNY at Buffalo (UB) School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, where he completed residency in Emergency Medicine. He too is a practicing emergency medicine physician, Board Certified and holds a Master’s Degree from Carnegie Mellon University.

Dr. Mineo, senior physician for UBMD Emergency Medicine Community Division, currently serves as the Patient Safety and Quality Medical Officer for Suburban and DeGraff Hospitals.

He has been the Director of Emergency Medicine at Suburban Hospital since 2015 and serves as an assistant clinical professor of Emergency Medicine for the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at UB.