Kathleen “Kate” McCann joins Baptist Health as new senior vice president and chief human resources officer

McCann has extensive health care industry experience and will help create a workplace and workforce of the future.

Jacksonville, FL

Kathleen "Kate" McCann, MHRD, is joining Baptist Health as its new senior vice president and chief human resources officer (CHRO) effective February 7, 2022.

In her role, McCann will be responsible for all aspects of human resources across Baptist Health, the largest private employer in Jacksonville, including strategies for attracting, developing, engaging and retaining talent; supporting diversity and inclusion; and strengthening employee engagement. She will be an integral member of the Baptist Health leadership team and help promote Baptist Health's mission to provide quality care for patients in the communities served. She will report to Michael A. Mayo, DHA, FACHE, president and chief executive officer of Baptist Health.

"We are pleased to welcome Kate to the Baptist Health team," said Mayo. "She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the team, particularly in creating a workplace dynamic that attracts and retains the best people, and empowers them to deliver excellent care and service."

"Team members are the key to success for every organization, particularly in health care, where each interaction has an impact on patients and their families," said McCann. "I look forward to working with the team members at Baptist Health to continue building an inclusive and diverse workforce."

McCann joins Baptist Health from the University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS), an integrated health system provider in Maryland consisting of 13 hospitals with nearly 30,000 employees, where she served as the senior vice president and chief human resource officer. Prior to this role, she was the vice president of System Human Resource Services.

Before joining UMMS, McCann held various leadership positions at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in New Hampshire, the Rochester Regional Health System in New York and Catholic Medical Center in New Hampshire.

She earned a Bachelor of Science in Business and HR Management from Southern New Hampshire University and a Master of Science in HR Development from Towson University.