WINFIELD, Ill., Jan. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cadence Health announced that Michael Wukitsch has been appointed executive vice president of human resources for the western suburban health system. With more than 20 years of experience in multiple industries and cultural environments, Mr. Wukitsch will lead the system's HR operations in support of the more than 7,400 Cadence employees.
"Michael has an impressive human resource background that will allow him to make an immediate impact within our system," said Mike Vivoda, President and Chief Executive Officer, Cadence Health. "His wealth of experience and knowledge will be a great addition to our executive team."
Mr. Wukitsch joined Cadence Health from Children's Hospital Colorado, Denver, a top-10 nationally ranked pediatric healthcare system with more than 5,200 employees and 17 network locations. He joined Children's in 2005 as Vice President of Human Resources, and was named Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer in 2011. Prior to joining Children's Hospital Colorado, Mr. Wukitsch held the position of Director, Human Resources – Operations for Coors Brewing Company in Golden, Colo. He also served in a series of human resources leadership roles with Rockwell Automation in Milwaukee and was a consultant with Human Resource Management Systems, Inc., Glenview, Ill.
"Cadence Health has an outstanding reputation of clinical excellence and patient experience and I am excited to be part of this dynamic organization," said Michael Wukitsch, Executive Vice President, Human Resources, Cadence Health.
Mr. Wukitsch holds a master of business administration from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan and a bachelor's degree from Marquette University.
About Cadence Health
Cadence Health was formed in March 2011 as a result of the merger between Central DuPage Health System based in Winfield, Ill., and Delnor Community Health System based in Geneva, Ill. Cadence Health is a locally based, locally governed health system focused on delivering excellent health care to the more than 1.1 million patients in Chicago's western suburbs. For six of the past seven years (2006-2010, 2012), Central DuPage Hospital (CDH) has been selected by Truven Health Analytics as one of the "100 Top Hospitals in the U.S." Delnor Hospital recently received accreditation by the American College of Surgeon's National Accreditation Program of Breast Centers for the Delnor Center for Breast Health. CDH and Delnor currently maintain affiliations with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago for pediatric specialty care and Cleveland Clinic for cardiac surgery, adult medical oncology, and cardiology services. Both hospitals have achieved Magnet® recognition for excellence in nursing services from the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
Cadence Health employs more than 7,400 professionals providing care across an interdependent network of healthcare organizations. Cadence Health also includes Cadence Physician Group, a local network of more than 250 primary care physicians and specialists on the medical staff at CDH or Delnor Hospital. For more information or to find a doctor, please visit www.cadencehealth.org.
SOURCE Cadence Health