Hotel-Dieu Grace CEO Kaffer to Retire, Marra is about to take over

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Hotel-Dieu Grace Healthcare announced Monday that CEO Janice Kaffer will retire early next year after seven years at the helm and that the hospital’s vice president, Bill Marra, will occupy the top position.

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The transition will take place no later than April 1, 2022, according to the hospital’s board of directors.

“I am honored and honored to be offered this tremendous opportunity to work and lead an organization that matters so much to me,” Marra said.

“I look forward to continuing my working relationship with Janice as we transition responsibilities over the next several months.

“As I reflect on my time as an employee in my teens, as a board member 20 years ago, and now in the position I accepted, I feel absolutely blessed and look forward to working with all of our HDGH and our partners in Windsor. -Essex as we continue the legacy and mission of our founders. “

Kaffer, who has led the transition and expansion of services at the city’s far west hospital, including directing the facility through the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, hinted that while withdrawing from the hospital, he may continue. Serving the community is a different capacity.

“I will always be grateful to have had the opportunity to lead the team here at HDGH for the past seven years as CEO,” she said. “I have grown as a person, as a leader and as a friend thanks to the relationships I have built and the work that I have been blessed to do.

“I hope I’m not a full-time leader and instead maybe find new and creative ways to serve our community in the future in a more relaxed way.”

More to come.

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