HARTZ Search Chosen to Find CHRO for JPS Health Network

May 11, 2020 – Charlotte, NC-based HARTZ Search has been enlisted to find a chief human resources officer (CHRO) for the JPS Health Network in Fort Worth, TX. President and CEO Michael Hartz is leading the assignment for the recruitment firm.

The senior vice president and CHRO will report to the senior executive vice president and chief operating officer, said HARTZ Search. The individual will be charged with providing leadership and strategic direction for the acquisition, development and retention of human capital throughout JPS Health Network. He or she will also lead the development, implementation and communication of systems, policies and processes for managing the system-wide workforce.


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The new CHRO will be responsible for developing a system-wide philosophy for sourcing, incorporating and rewarding employees who have the knowledge and skills required to provide quality patient care as well as operational infrastructure support to maintain 24/7 operations, said the search firm. He or she will also be expected to build and promote a system-wide culture characterized by a strong sense of mission, that values and respects diversity, and that is committed to providing quality customer service, operational/clinical excellence and personal accountability.

JPS Health Network seeks a polished and experienced HR executive who is both a visionary and strategic leader. The individual must have experience in driving performance through technology, innovation and analytics.  The ideal candidate will have the expertise and knowledge to accelerate the networks adoption of technology to drive efficiency.

Key Responsibilities

The CHRO will be expected to act as a leader in collaborating, integrating, facilitating and evaluating the administration of human, financial and environmental resources of the network to provide optimal services to Tarrant County, said the search firm. The individual will also assist the executive leadership team with strategic planning by identifying program development opportunities or changes, using sound cost-effective judgment and introducing creative ways to increase JPS’ market share.

The CHRO must also assist the executive team in defining and transitioning the organizational culture toward improved outcomes by driving change to a system-wide culture characterized by a strong sense of mission, vision and values; a commitment to customer service, operational/clinical excellence, mutual accountability and collaboration; and an all-encompassing commitment to partnering with others to promote an environment which embraces diversity.

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The position also requires that the CHRO assure that HR practices are consistent with current research and professional standards, and with the mission, vision, and values of the organization. The individual will consult with and advise the senior executive vice president/chief operating officer on problems and barriers relating to organizational operations. It is also expected that the CHRO will demonstrate a positive management style that promotes and supports innovative approaches to quality and performance improvement in patient care and business services.

Candidates must have a master’s degree from an accredited institution in human resources, human relations, business or finance, said HARTZ Search. They should also have upwards of 10 years of diverse human resource experience with 10 or more years in a progressively responsible management position. Management experience in a healthcare-related organization or teaching hospital is also required. Prospects must have the ability to establish and maintain a professional relationship with physicians, supervisors and other hospital staff.

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JPS Health Network is a $950 million, tax-supported healthcare system for Tarrant County in North Texas. This award-winning network is anchored by John Peter Smith Hospital, which is a 573-bed acute care in Fort Worth. JPS has the only Level 1 trauma center in Tarrant County and the county’s only psychiatric emergency services site. JPS is also a certified chest pain center, certified primary stroke center and an accredited American College of Surgery Cancer center. JPS has a Level 3 neonatal intensive care center (NICU).  JPS Health Network received the Modern Healthcare Best Places to Work 2017 designation placing JPS among the top 150 healthcare companies in the nation. JPS is the only public entity in Texas included on the list of 2017 Best Places to Work, one of the most coveted honors in the industry.

Established in 2017, HARTZ Search is an executive search firm centered on the healthcare and higher education sectors. In addition to its headquarters in Charlotte, the firm has regional offices in Dallas and San Diego.

Mr. Hartz’s diverse background in executive and physician search has given him unique experience in working with executives and physicians within the healthcare and higher education industries. During his 15 years in executive search, he has recruited over 200 executives and physicians nationwide. He has used his background in customer service, business operations and knowledge of national healthcare market trends in recruitment, practice management and physician services to solidify his track record in recruiting for healthcare systems, facilities and physician practices ranging in size from small rural to large medical centers. Dedicated to building relationships through partnership, Mr. Hartz has developed an extensive network of industry leading executives nationwide.

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Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; and Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor  – Hunt Scanlon Media

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