Judy West joined Maine Medical Center in March of 2007 in the position of Vice President Human Resources. Maine Medical Center is a 637-bed tertiary care, verified level one trauma center and teaching hospital affiliated with the Tufts University School of Medicine located in Portland, Maine. In 2012 Judy transition to the role of Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resource Officer for MaineHealth System which includes Maine Medical Center, now employs over 18,000 employees. MaineHealth is a multi-healthcare delivery system that includes, hospitals, lab services, physician services, home health services, long term care, ambulatory services and behavior health that employs 17,750 employees. Prior to Maine Medical Center, West was Vice President of Human Resources at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center in Englewood, New Jersey. Englewood is a 520-bed community/teaching hospital. West was responsible for all Human Resource and Organizational Development functions as well as for patient satisfaction and managing/resolving patient incident reporting. Prior to Englewood Hospital and Medical Center, she served in the role as Vice President of Administrative Services at The Westerly Hospital. The Westerly Hospital is a 125-bed community hospital that has an affiliation with Yale-New Haven. West’s responsibilities included human resources, information systems & technology, physical plant, engineering, hospital construction, security, food services and housekeeping. Judy has served as a faculty member at Roger Williams University, Springfield College and Rutgers University College of Nursing. West received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from New Hampshire College. Judy is certified as a Labor Relations Specialist through Cornell University.
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