Norton Healthcare names chief human resources officer

Gladys Lopez

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (May 31, 2018) — Gladys Lopez has been named senior vice president and chief human resources officer for Norton Healthcare.

In her role, Lopez will oversee all human resources activities for the 14,000-employee organization, including operations, compensation and benefits, talent acquisition, and workforce development. She was chosen following a national search to fill the position.

“I am honored to join Norton Healthcare,” said Lopez. “It’s exciting to be part of an organization that embodies such a strong mission of service and centers its vision and values on patients, employees and the community.”

“We are very pleased to welcome Gladys to Norton Healthcare,” said Michael W. Gough, executive vice president and COO of Norton Healthcare. “Her experience will be invaluable to our organization as we continue to enhance our position as Louisville’s employer and health care provider of choice.”

Lopez brings nearly 20 years of experience in human resources management, labor relations, health care, public administration and nonprofit management. Previous positions include chief human resources officer, Cook County Health and Hospitals System; director of human resources, Provident Hospital of Cook County; and senior director, employee services and workforce development, Heartland Alliance; all in Chicago, Ill. She will officially begin her Norton Healthcare career in June.

Lopez earned her doctorate in law from DePaul University College of Law, Chicago, Ill., and a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She also is bilingual in English and Spanish.

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