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Floyd Wilson, Jr. Joins Metro Health as Executive Vice President of HR

Posted: December 3, 2007

Floyd Wilson, Jr. has joined Metro Health as executive vice president of human resources.

Wilson brings more than 16 years of human resources, management, information technology and related experience to his new role at Metro Health. As executive vice president, Wilson will be responsible for all human resources functions that serve the needs of Metro’s 2,000+ physicians, nursing staff and other employees. In his new role, he will oversee all aspects of human capital management and related operational activities, as well as Metro University.

"We are pleased to welcome Floyd to this key leadership position at Metro Health," said Mike Faas, president and CEO of Metro Health. "He is an accomplished HR executive with a proven track record of developing people, designing processes and delivering results.

"His unique blend of operational and healthcare experience, along with his track record of community involvement, make Floyd a tremendous addition to our team."

Prior to joining Metro Health, Wilson spent almost five years with Spectrum Health in its Continuing Care Division as its chief HR officer. In this role, he was responsible for compensation and benefits, workforce planning and forecasting, contract negotiations, employee relations, recruiting, diversity initiatives and strategic planning for the division.

Prior to joining Spectrum, Wilson served as director of human resources of D&W Foods in Grand Rapids. In this role, he was responsible for all employee relations activities and policy formation, including hiring, benefits and compensation, diversity and related activities.

"This is an exciting time in the history of Metro Health, and I am very pleased to be joining the team," Wilson said. "With the new hospital open and growing demand for our services, human resources will play an even more critical role in the hospital.

"Our continued success as a health-care organization will greatly depend on how well we recruit, reward and retain the best people."

Active in the community, Wilson serves on the boards of Goodwill Industries, Catholic Social Services, Health Care Employers’ Council and Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital. He is actively involved with Grand Rapids Economics Club, Society for Human Resource Management, Alliance for Health, Michigan Minority Business Development Committee, United Way and Special Olympics. He also coaches children’s basketball.

He holds a bachelor of science degree from Central Michigan University and from Grand Valley State University and a master’s degree from Western Michigan University.

Wilson grew up in Saginaw and now resides in Forest Hills with his wife, Yolanda, and their children, Floyd III, Garrisen Kamille and Zachery Thomas.



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