QUINCY — Michelle Zech has joined Blessing Health System as chief human resources officer, beginning her duties April 1.
Zech has 25 years of experience in healthcare management, the last 12 in human resources. She comes to Blessing from the position of vice president/human resources business partner for AdventHealth Mid-America Region, based in Kansas City, Kan. The region consists of four hospitals, numerous outpatient facilities and physician practices across Kansas and Wisconsin. She created and led workforce initiatives that built relationships and created pipelines with schools, colleges and universities and the greater Kansas City business community. She was instrumental in building and instituting workforce retention and engagement strategies.
Zech was active with the Kansas City Chamber of Commerce Workforce Steering Committee and Shawnee Mission Education Foundation Executive Committee. She participated in initiatives to change legislation related to attracting and retaining healthcare positions.
She has held human resource leadership positions at Lee Health System in Fort Myers, Fla., and NCH Healthcare in Naples, Fla. She also was the director of Wound Healing Centers for National Healing Corporation and the director of operations at Bonita Community Health Center in Bonita Springs, Fla.
Zech holds a master’s degree in business administration from Columbia Southern University. She also will oversee the Lauretta M. Eno Early Learning Center and volunteer services department, including the Chaplaincy program.
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