New Director of Human Resources Appointed

Bermuda Hospitals Board is announcing the appointment of Ms Kerry Garrigan as Director of Human Resources. Ms Garrigan will be responsible for staff recruitment, retention and development programmes, HR policies, labour relations.

Reporting to the Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Venetta Symonds, Ms Garrigan is from the US and has a three year contract. Over the term of her contract, Ms Garrigan will also identify, mentor and train a Bermudian for this senior position.

Ms Garrigan has almost 20 years’ experience in human resources. Prior to joining BHB, Ms Garrigan was the Vice-President of Human Resources at North Carolina Baptist Hospital, a 850-bed tertiary care facility with approximately 8,000 employees. Before that, Ms Garrigan was the Senior Vice President of Human Resources for the Catholic Health System. Ms Garrigan has previously worked in senior management roles in human resources for Mt Carmel Health System in Columbus Ohio and Cathedral Healthcare System in Newark, New Jersey.

Originally from New York, Ms. Garrigan attended the State University of New York where she acheived a B.A. in English and Philosophy. She also has a Masters in Business from Pace in New York and an Ed.S. in Organizational Learning and Development from The George Washington University.

Ms Symonds comments: “I am very pleased to welcome Ms Garrigan to the Bermuda Hospitals Board. The Director of Human Resources is a critical role for any organisation, but especially in a hospital where our ability to hire and retain both local and overseas professionals has a huge impact on our ability to care for the community. We are fortunate to appoint someone with Ms Garrigan’s experience and we all look forward to working with her. I would like to thank Dr Bradlyn DeShields who has been fulfilling this role admirably during the recruitment process.”

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