Centra Health

Position: Vice President of Human Resources

Location: Lynchburg, Virginia


Centra is a regional nonprofit healthcare system based in Lynchburg, Virginia that was created in 1987 through the merger of Lynchburg General Hospital (LGH) and Virginia Baptist Hospital (VBH). In 2006, Southside Community Hospital in Farmville joined Centra as an affiliate, and in 2014, Bedford Memorial Hospital in Bedford became the system's fourth hospital. With more than 8,500 employees, 400 employed providers and physicians, and a medical staff of nearly 800, Centra serves over 500,000 people across 8,000 square miles in central and southern Virginia, providing care in 70 locations.

Centra has a long tradition of learning and teaching, beginning with the founding of its nursing school in 1912 and continuing with the Lynchburg Family Medicine residency program in 1975. Each year, Centra healthcare professionals and members of central Virginia's extended medical community help mentor and train hundreds of medical learners and allied health professionals. Unlike a traditional teaching hospital, Centra offers an innovative approach to medical and allied healthcare education, building precepting models geared towards interprofessional teams in acute and primary care settings.

The mission of Centra health is to provide excellent care for life, and its vision is to be the most trusted provider of innovative health care. In pursuit of these aims, the organization espouses core values of integrity and respect, a drive for excellence, teamwork, and patient-centeredness.


Job Description:

The vice president of human resources will direct the employee relations, recruiting,operations, learning and organizational development, employee health, and employee communications functions of Centra Human Resources, developing and prioritizing strategies for improving organizational performance through excellent human resources practices in talent acquisition and planning, employee communication and engagement, change management, performance management, HRIS utilization, and operational efficiency, while facilitating fairness and equal opportunity. This role reports to the Chief Human Resource Officer and works closely with senior leadership at Centra to meet the goals and objectives of the health system. As a key member of the leadership team, the VP must bring credibility, drive, enthusiasm, and passion to the organization, and must support its mission and embody its core values.

The VP will be accountable for the planning, development, organization, implementation, direction, and evaluation of multiple human resources functions and performance, with specific responsibilities that include employee and provider engagement, leading, educating, and developing HR staff to achieve results, and identifying, interpreting, and analyzing HR metrics to inform business decisions.


  • A bachelor's degree in business management, human resources, or a related field is
  • required; a master's degree in human resources or an MBA is also required
  • At least ten years of progressively responsible experience in human resources
  • management
  • Experience working in a healthcare HR environment is preferred
  • Strategic policy, project, and program management experience
  • Demonstrated knowledge of organizational development activity
  • PHR or SPHR certification is preferred

Search Team:

Jake Barto
Managing Partner

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