SEATTLE, May 2, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Seattle Children's has appointed Myra Gregorian as senior vice president and chief people officer, effective July 24. Gregorian, who previously served as chief human resources officer at Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) since 2015, will oversee Human Resources, Workforce Diversity and Inclusion, Talent Acquisition and Development, and Learning and Organizational Effectiveness.
With nearly 20 years of experience as a human resources leader in complex healthcare organizations, Gregorian has a proven record of success in directing all human resources and people strategies. She has effectively led team engagement, talent acquisition, labor relations, benefit design and administration, organizational effectiveness and leader development for several major medical centers throughout the Greater Los Angeles area.
"I am thrilled to welcome Myra to the Seattle Children's team," said Dr. Jeff Sperring, chief executive officer of Seattle Children's. "She brings an incredible depth of human resources experience that will help us achieve our strategic initiatives, which include recruiting the most talented people to join us in our mission to provide hope, care and cures to help every child live the healthiest and most fulfilling life possible."
In her new role, Gregorian will work with several teams to develop the strategies, talent and team culture that will help deepen Seattle Children's culture of safety, excellence and innovation. She will also support the organization by working to ensure it is appropriately resourced with individuals who are empowered to bring their best selves and their best ideas to work every day.
Myra holds a Bachelor of Arts in business administration and a Master of Arts in organizational leadership from Woodbury University, and she is SPHR (Senior Professional in Human Resources) certified.
"I am honored to join one of the top children's hospitals in the country," Gregorian said. "I look forward to collaborating with others to ensure the Seattle Children's team has the necessary resources to continue to provide the highest quality of care and groundbreaking research to the patients and families who we serve."
About Seattle Children's
Seattle Children's mission is to provide hope, care and cures to help every child live the healthiest and most fulfilling life possible. Together, Seattle Children's Hospital, Research Institute and Foundation deliver superior patient care, identify new discoveries and treatments through pediatric research, and raise funds to create better futures for patients.
Ranked as one of the top five children's hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report, Seattle Children's serves as the pediatric and adolescent academic medical center for Washington, Alaska, Montana and Idaho – the largest region of any children's hospital in the country. As one of the nation's top five pediatric research centers, Seattle Children's Research Institute is internationally recognized for its work in neurosciences, immunology, cancer, infectious disease, injury prevention and much more. Seattle Children's Hospital and Research Foundation works with the Seattle Children's Hospital Guild Association, the largest all-volunteer fundraising network for any hospital in the country, to gather community support and raise funds for uncompensated care and research.
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SOURCE Seattle Children's Hospital