Citrus Valley Health Partners Names New Chief Human Resources Officer

WEST COVINA, Calif., March 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Citrus Valley Health Partners has named Paul Heredia as Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO), beginning Monday, April 15, 2013.

Paul brings nearly twenty years of experience as a human resources professional.  Paul was most recently the Director of Human Resources for Providence Holy Cross Medical Center, where he led a successful turnaround of the human resources function and developed an exceptional employee care strategy that resulted in a collaborative, aligned partnership with the management team, employees and physicians.

Paul's experience includes developing innovative human resources solutions that align with the strategic plan to achieve key operational metrics including workforce productivity, positive financial results and operational performance. His vast understanding of healthcare human resources includes experience within the health plan and medical group environments.   Paul collaborated with his senior management team to develop new health plan options that resulted in the creation of more affordable medical plans.

"We are very pleased that Paul has decided to join CVHP," said Robert H. Curry, President & CEO of CVHP.  "The CHRO role is crucial to the success of our entire organization. Paul has significant experience in creating environments of trust and collaboration. He also understands the complexities of the healthcare environment and is absolutely committed to creating an engaged workforce to help improve the patient experience."

Paul is an outstanding team player and has led several initiatives to engage employees and physicians, to develop comprehensive recruitment and retention strategies and to manage change and performance in a highly dynamic environment.  Paul led the development of a succession planning strategy to ensure that the organization had a solid bench and increased leadership capacity to meet their changing business requirements.    

Paul received his bachelor's degree in business administration/human resources from California State Polytechnic University and completed an executive management business program from University of California Los Angeles.

Paul said, "As CHRO, I am committed to working collaboratively with my colleagues to achieve common goals and to continue to elevate the culture of CVHP as not only the best place to work, but the best place to receive an exceptional patient experience." 

He and his wife, Marie, have two children - Melissa and Greg.  Paul and his family enjoy attending Melissa's many music concerts, spending quality time together, taking family vacations to Maui and trying to keep up with their new puppy Simeon.

Citrus Valley Health Partners (CVHP) is a nonprofit, comprehensive health system that serves nearly one million residents of the San Gabriel Valley through four hospitals: Citrus Valley Medical Center – Inter-Community Campus in Covina, Citrus Valley Medical Center – Queen of the Valley Campus in West Covina, Foothill Presbyterian Hospital in Glendora and Citrus Valley Hospice in West Covina.

CVHP is known regionally for its Citrus Valley Heart Center, robotic surgery program, accredited diabetes treatment and education program, maternal and child health services, and Citrus Valley Hospice hospital and Home Health program.  CVHP's family of over 3,000 employees and nearly 1,000 physicians take pride in providing compassionate, quality patient care.  CVHP was recently voted as the Best Hospital and the Best Place to Work in the East San Gabriel Valley. 

To learn more about how CVHP is elevating health care in the communities they serve, please visit www.cvhp.org or via Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, keyword: CVHP.

Media Contact: Tracy Dallarda
626.771.7643

SOURCE Citrus Valley Health Partners



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