Children's Hospital & Medical Center

Position: Chief Human Resource Officer

Location: Omaha, NE


Children's Hospital & Medical Center is a non-profit, independent children's hospital and medical center located in Omaha, Nebraska that has been caring for children since 1948. It is the only full-service pediatric specialty healthcare center in Nebraska, with patients referred from throughout the region for the treatment of complex or unusual diseases in addition to pediatric primary care. The mission of Children's is to improve the life of every child through dedication to exceptional clinical care, research, education, and advocacy, and its vision is to be the global leader for children's health. No child in need of medical care is ever turned away due to the inability to pay.

Children's is in the process of building a new, 460,000-square-foot inpatient tower, which will be called the Hubbard Center for Children. The tower will house more than 100 new patient beds and will allow for expanded clinical capabilities, including a cardiac care unit, enhanced surgical space, and an oncology unit, among other areas of expansion; planned areas of future growth include neuro-oncology, enhanced radiology and pathology services, and an expanded pharmacy. The Hubbard Center is scheduled to open in 2021.

In addition to providing pediatric care, Children's is a pedatric teaching and research institution. Children's has a strong, decades-long history of collaboration with University of Nebraska Medical Center and Creighton University. Children's, UNMC, and Creighton University offer a unique joint residency program combining two university departments and the freestanding children's hospital.

The Community

Omaha, Nebraska is one of more than 30 communities within the greater Omaha metropolitan area, which is Nebraska's central hub for health care, education, arts, business, and entertainment. The greater Omaha area encompasses top school districts, a diverse mix of higher education institutions, nationally recognized healthcare facilities, James Beard-nominated chefs, vibrant art and entertainment districts, both urban and suburban
amenities, and an affordable cost of living. The current population of the Omaha metro area is 960,709 (with a median age of 35.3 years), but that number is expected to grow to one million residents by 2020.

Job Description:

Children's Hospital & Medical Center Omaha is seeking a motivated and energetic individual to serve as its chief human resource officer (CHRO). Reporting to the chief executive officer, the CHRO will provide leadership of human resource strategy in support of the organization's strategic plans, with responsibility for the development and implementation of programs in the areas of compensation, benefits, talent management, the employee health clinic, succession planning, and organizational development. The CHRO serves as a member of the Executive Council and as an advisor to the organization on human resource issues, and will provide staff support and guidance to the Compensation and Human Resources Committee of the board of directors.

The CHRO and Human Resource team is responsible for supporting 3,000 full- and part-time staff (2,383 FTEs); by 2025, however, Children's anticipates having a workforce of 4,000 to support Hubbard Center for Children, a new inpatient tower.

Search Team:

Derek J. Castaneda

Jamie Cassedy

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