Virtua names new Chief Human Resource Officer
Virtua has appointed Michael E. Pepe, PhD, as Chief Human Resource Officer. Before joining Virtua, Pepe was the chief human resources officer at Aria Health System. Prior to that, he served as vice president and executive director for human resources at Yale Health System as well as vice president for organizational development at GE.
“Michael Pepe’s extensive experience in talent management, organizational development and coaching, positions him as best suited to lead the Human Resources division at Virtua,” said Ninfa M. Saunders, Virtua president and COO. “He is skilled in many tools that Virtua has, to include Six Sigma and Lean business principles, all of which have been part of Virtua’s culture for more than a decade.”
Pepe received his doctorate in organizational psychology and his masters in educational psychology from Washington University in St. Louis, and his bachelor’s degree in business from Farleigh Dickinson University.
“Virtua is an organization that makes a tremendous investment in its people and recognizes its employees as a key component to success,” said Pepe. “Virtua is a value-driven organization and that is what attracted me to become part of the team.”
Pepe lives in Richboro, Pa. He and his wife have three grown children. He is active in outdoor activities including tennis, hiking and kayaking.
As one of New Jersey’s largest health systems, Virtua helps people be well, get well and stay well through a comprehensive range of health care services. Services are delivered through three health and wellness centers, three fitness centers, four acute care hospitals, primary and specialty physician practices with more than 240 physicians, urgent care centers, seven ambulatory surgery centers, home health services, two long-term care and rehabilitation centers, 12 paramedic units and a wide range of outpatient services. A leader in maternal and child health services, Virtua delivers almost 8,000 babies a year. Virtua also provides employment and wellness services to 1,700 businesses and corporations. An innovator in clinical and information technology such as electronic medical records, Virtua is recognized for its ground-breaking partnerships with GE Healthcare
, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP)
and the Fox Chase Cancer Center
. It is the official orthopedic provider for the Philadelphia Flyers
. Virtua employs more than 8,400 people and has been honored as the #1 Best Place to Work in the Delaware Valley for seven consecutive years. It is the recipient of the Consumer Choice Award from the National Research Corporation. For more information, visit www.virtua.org