Michelle Kirby: In Brief
This article accompanies Steady at the Helm.
Category: Organizations with 7,500 employees or more
Title: Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer
Company: Texas Health Resources, Arlington, Texas
Key HR Challenges: Shepherding the organization away from a hospital-centric organization to a healthcare system that takes in the entire care continuum and ensuring the right people are in place at every level to make this transformation successful.
Key HR Accomplishments: Through Kirby, THR's HR department is successfully communicating with an entirely new culture of physicians and clinicians, and ensuring their orientations fit their schedules and needs. She also helped develop THR's total health program for employees, ensuring their access to full-care-continuum solutions as well as the community they serve.