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Business Observer Friday, Jun. 29, 2018 1 year ago

Hospital system names new human resources chief

Background includes major hospital system in Chicago, Coors Brewing Company.

FORT MYERS — Lee Health has named Michael Wukitsch chief human resources officer. Wukitsch has 25 years of experience in HR management for large companies with 13 years in health care, leading HR process improvement efforts, building employee satisfaction and managing organizational change.

At Lee Health, he is responsible for employee-related operations across the health system, including benefits and compensation, recruitment and workforce management. 

 “Michael brings extensive leadership experience with large and diverse health care systems and an excellent track record of building collaborative relationships within those systems,” says Lee Health President and CEO Larry Antonucci.

Previously, Wukitsch was vice president of human resources for Northwestern Memorial Healthcare in Chicago, where he was responsible for business unit HR Business Partners across all hospitals and outpatient sites as well as system-wide responsibility for HR operations. Northwestern Memorial Healthcare is an academic health system comprised of seven hospitals and 60 outpatient facilities in the Chicago metro area with more than 25,000 employees.

Prior posts include executive vice president of human resources for Cadence Health in the Chicago area, and vice president and chief human resources officer for Children’s Hospital Colorado in the Denver metro area. He was also director of human resources-operations for Coors Brewing Company in Golden, Colo.

Wukitsch replaces Jon Cecil, who retired in May after more than 40 years with Lee Health.

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