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Published on January 10, 2020

Maria Isquierdo is New Chief Human Resource Officer at Bryan Health 

Maria Isquierdo


Bryan Health’s position as a regional employer of choice is now bolstered by the selection of Maria Isquierdo as the organization's new chief human resource officer. 

Isquierdo brings to the role 16 years of health care human resources experience, most recently serving as human resources executive director at Saint Francis Health System in Tulsa, Oklahoma – Tulsa County’s largest private employer. 

“Maria strongly supports a culture of customer service, workforce training and staff development, which will benefit both employees and patients at Bryan,” said Russ Gronewold, Bryan Health chief executive officer. “She also has extensive expertise from other independent, nonprofit systems like Bryan’s, which will greatly enhance our recruitment and retention of talented, caring team members.” 

Prior to her role in Tulsa, Isquierdo held human resource leadership positions at University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, Colorado; SCL Health System, Denver, Colorado and Grand Junction, Colorado; HealthONE (HCA)/Swedish Medical Center, Englewood, Colorado and Northeast Health, Troy, New York. 

Isquierdo has three postgraduate degrees. These include Master of Education, Education and Human Resources from Colorado State University, Denver, Colorado; Master of Science, Human Resource Management from New School University, Malta, New York; and Master of Public Administration from Syracuse University Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse, New York.

Bryan Health is a Nebraska governed, nonprofit health system that serves patients throughout Nebraska, Kansas, Iowa, and Missouri-comprising Bryan Medical Center, Crete Area Medical Center, Merrick Medical Center, Bryan Physician Network, Bryan Heart, Bryan Foundation, Bryan Health Connect, and Bryan Enterprises.

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