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New CFO For St James Hospital

November 30, 2022

St. James Hospital has appointed Debra Michalek as interim chief financial officer (CFO), effective November 21, 2022. She follows Jim Wright, who served as interim CFO since May 2022.

Reporting to the CEO, Ms. Michalek will provide fiscal leadership for St. James Hospital including financial services, general accounting, and financial and statistical reporting activities. She also will provide guidance concerning investments and reimbursement matters.

Ms. Michalek brings extensive healthcare finance leadership to St. James, having served previously as market CFO at Steward Trumbull Regional Medical Center (Warren, OH); interim finance director at Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo/Kaleida; CFO at High Point Treatment Center (New Bedford, MA); interim CFO at Homelife Companies (Herkimer, NY); and CFO at Orleans Community Health (Medina, NY).

“We are excited to welcome Debra to her interim position at St. James. Her wealth of experience will provide essential guidance as we continue to grow,” said Wendy Disbrow President and CEO of St. James Hospital. “We also thank Jim Wright for his service to St. James as interim CFO.”

A resident of Buffalo, NY, Ms. Michalek earned her MBA at Our Lady of the Lake University and a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Canisius College.