John Steele

This article accompanies A Perfect Cure.

Title: Senior Vice President of Human Resources

Organization: Hospital Corporation of America, Nashville, Tenn. 

Key HR Challenges: Taking over an HR function for an organization with 200,000-plus employees and a lack of consistent policies and processes throughout the HCA system; helping to steer the organization through multiple CEO transitions in less than 10 years; moving from a myriad of retirement plans to one 401(k) plan.

Key HR Accomplishments: Initiated the "Healthy Work Environment" program; participates in the six-person CEO Executive Council, designed to set and address HCA's strategic priorities; led the creation of the Chief Operating Officer Development Program and subsequent Chief Nursing Officer and Chief Financial Officer programs; acted as a consultant for the board of directors through two CEO transitions; is overseeing the transition to a "oneHR" operating model, planned to be in place in 2015, including streamlined common HR processes, consistent HR policies across HCA, and new services designed to add value for employees and managers throughout the system.

Oct 14, 2014
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