Linda McHugh, a veteran executive with more than three decades of experience at the Cleveland Clinic, has been named the chief experience and people officer of Hackensack Meridian Health, the health system said this week.
In the role, McHugh will be responsible for the strategic management and delivery of all experience, hospitality and people programs, policies, processes and practices for the network.
“We’re delighted to have Linda join us in this key executive leadership position,” HMH CEO Bob Garrett said. “She has an impressive background and concrete understanding of health networks and academic medical centers, bringing expertise in human resources transformation, diversity and inclusion, labor relations, employee engagement and succession planning.”
McHugh spent the last 35 years at the Cleveland Clinic, an integrated multispecialty, international, academic health system with 18 hospitals, 23 family health centers, more than 6,000 staffed beds, 4,200 physicians and 67,000 employees with operations all over the world.
As Cleveland Clinic’s chief human resources officer since 2016, she served as a visionary and transformational leader.
McHugh holds a Bachelor of Science in medical technology from Bowling Green University and an MBA from the Case Western Reserve University Weatherhead School of Management.