St. Joseph’s Health appoints new VP of HR

Erika Duncan was recently appointed vice president of human resources for St. Joseph’s Health System.    “Erika will be responsible for defining and implementing the key initiatives consistent with our organizational goals — particularly as it relates to our need to address a shortage of clinical professionals due to retirements and increased demand,” said Kathryn Ruscitto, St. Joseph’s president and CEO. “Her primary areas of focus will include recruitment, retention, leadership development, diversity and benefits, in addition to leading HR’s integration with Trinity Health.”

Duncan has more than 20 years of leadership and operational experience. She most recently served as vice president of human resources for Metro Health, an integrated healthcare system based in Grand Rapids, Mich. An advocate for the employee, Duncan is credited with guiding the development of implementation of polices that resulted in improvement of the system’s recruiting, retention and engagement initiatives.

Previous to Metro Health, Erika served as senior director, human resources/talent management for Spectrum Health, a multi-hospital health system in Grand Rapids.

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