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Cayuga Health Appoints First Chief Human Resources Officer


Cayuga Health has hired its first Chief Human Resources Officer.

Elizabeth Veliz will be responsible for the creation of an entirely new structure for the Cayuga Health System’s Human Resources Department, composed of shared services, centers of excellence, and business partners to provide the highest level of service to Cayuga Health System’s over 3,000 person and growing workforce.

“I am pleased to join Cayuga Health and lead a transformation of human resources which is critical to recruiting, retaining, and serving our most important resource- the skilled clinicians and staff who care for our community,” said Veliz. “Improving systems and practices, while building high-performing teams, is my passion and I look forward to collaborating with the Cayuga Health team to achieve our shared vision for best-in-class human resources services to the entire health system.”

Veliz joins Cayuga Health with over 15 years of experience executing human resource strategies that solve business problems, improve team engagement, and build meaningful relationships. Her previous experience includes AVP, Talent Management/Organizational Development at VCU Health (Richmond, Va.) and Vice President, Human Resources at Faneuil, Inc. (Hampton, Va.). She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Rutgers University (Newark, N.J.) and an MBA from the University of Phoenix in Human Resources Management.

“As Cayuga Health has increased in size, our need for a sophisticated approach to human resources management has emerged,” stated Dr. Martin Stallone, President and CEO of Cayuga Health. “Elizabeth’s expertise and drive will lead CHS through a period of needed critical growth. Under her leadership, we will improve systems, build stronger connections, and integrate human resources functions across Cayuga Health.”

Stallone continued, “Elizabeth brings experience in executing best-in-class strategies to Cayuga Health. Her passion for problem-solving paired with her ability to collaborate will reenergize our approach to supporting our people at all stages of their career development.”

Veliz’s first day is Monday

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