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Methodist Hospitals

Tracey Crandall was placed as the vice president of human resources for Methodist Hospitals, Inc. in Gary, Indiana. Methodist is a not-for-profit, community-based healthcare system that includes two full-service campuses (totaling 634 beds), as well as an outpatient facility and a growing network of physician practices. It is served by 581 physicians and 2,410 FTEs, and has been named one of the Chicago Tribune's "Top 100 Workplaces." Methodist Hospitals is northwest Indiana's leader in high-level, complex acute care, implementing patient-centered initiatives in technology, equipment, and patient programs that are changing the way health care is delivered in the region. In her role, Tracey provides executive leadership and direction in the development, communication, and implementation of Methodist Hospitals' strategic HR direction to optimize people, structure, process, and culture, with the goal of achieving desired business results. She partners with staff to take operational, clinical, financial, and satisfaction metrics to a higher level, promoting a team-oriented culture that is committed to continuous learning, mentoring, professional growth, and development.

Before joining Methodist Hospitals, Tracey served as the vice president of human resources for Inova Health System in Falls Church, Virginia, a $1.5 billion, not-for-profit system that serves more than two million people each year. Inova is a nationally recognized, comprehensive network of five hospitals (totaling over 1,700 beds), outpatient services and facilities, primary and specialty care physician practices, and health and wellness initiatives, served by a total of 16,000 employees. Tracey was recruited to the organization to drive a transformational change; during her tenure, she re-engineered the recruiting department, added 1,000 new hires and onboarded 286 net new nurses, created a corporate talent management strategy, developed a diversified communication strategy with multiple technology platforms, and partnered to roll out Inova's first leader performance management program.

Previously, Tracey served as the vice president of human resources for Fresenius Medical Services' North Division in Downers Grove, Illinois, and as a regional director of human resources for Omnicare, Inc. in Des Plaines, Illinois. She began her career as a human resources manager in the manufacturing sector, first with M&M Industries, and then with Trend Technologies, both in Elk Grove, Illinois.

Tracey is originally from the south suburbs of Chicago. She earned her bachelor's degree in psychology from Eastern Illinois University, and her MBA in human resources from DeVry University's Keller Graduate School of Management. She is a member of the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM). Tracey and her husband are the parents of two children.

QLK's Joyce Washington and Mike Quick led the search to recruit Tracey to Methodist Hospitals. She brings to the position strong analytical and financial business acumen, as well as experience building high-performing teams and turning around an HR function and culture to achieve a higher level of performance, employee engagement, and business partner leadership. Tracey began her duties with Methodist on January 3, 2017.


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