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Webb Named SVP, Chief Human Resources Officer for CHI

Patricia “Pat” Webb has been named senior vice president and chief human resources officer for Catholic Health Initiatives, the nation’s third-largest faith-based health care organization.

Webb, who has more than 25 years of experience in operations and human resources, joins Denver-based CHI from UMass Memorial Health Care, Worcester, Mass., where she is senior vice president and chief human resources officer. UMass Memorial is the largest health care system in central and western Massachusetts, with approximately 13,000 employees, 1,500 physicians and an annual operating budget in excess of $2 billion.

Webb, who will start at CHI on Jan. 10, has also served as a human resources executive at 547-bed Boston Medical Center, Boston, Mass; 739-bed Wake Medical Center, Raleigh, N.C.; and 485-bed University Medical Center, Jacksonville, Fla.

At UMass Memorial Health Care, Webb developed and implemented a multi-year human resource strategic plan to support the system’s strategic goals, differentiating the organization as an employer of choice in central and western Massachusetts. She also developed and implemented the system’s executive development and succession-planning program as well as a system-wide diversity and inclusion program.

Webb has a master’s degree in business and human resources management from the University of North Florida, Jacksonville, Fla.; and a bachelor’s degree in management and marketing from Florida A&M University, Tallahassee, Fla. A former president of the National Association of Health Services Executives, she is a fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives and participates frequently on national forums and panels.

About Catholic Health Initiatives: CHI is a national nonprofit health organization with headquarters in Denver. The faith-based system operates in 19 states and includes 73 hospitals; 40 long-term care, assisted- and residential-living facilities; two community health-services organizations; and home health agencies. In fiscal year 2010, CHI provided almost $590 million in charity care and community benefit, including services for the poor, free clinics, education and research. With annual revenues of approximately $9 billion, CHI is the nation's third-largest Catholic health care system.

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