NASHVILLE, TENN (June 7, 2021) – Ardent Health Services has named Carolyn Schneider as chief human resources officer (CHRO), effective June 7, 2021.
“After conducting a national search to recruit a CHRO, we were delighted to discover a candidate of Carolyn’s stature here in Nashville,” remarked Ardent’s President and Chief Executive Officer Marty Bonick. “She has a wealth of experience in health systems like ours and has achieved outstanding results throughout her career.”
Schneider has worked in the private equity-backed and investor-owned health system sectors throughout her entire career. Most recently, she served as CHRO at Corizon Health in Brentwood, Tennessee. She also led human resources for 10 years at Capella Healthcare, integrating the conversion of legacy Capella and Regional Care facilities to become RCCH Health. Under Schneider’s leadership at Capella, the company received Best Places to Work designations from Modern Healthcare, Becker’s Review, The Oklahoman and The Tennessean over multiple years.
“It is a privilege and honor to join the Ardent family, a company I have long admired for its values and history of service excellence to its patients, team members, partners and investors,” said Schneider. “Already recognized nationally as Best Places to Work at several locations, we will continue to build on this momentum, moving forward as a top destination for healthcare talent.”
She performed her undergraduate studies at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas and received her master’s degree in business administration from Vanderbilt University’s Owen Graduate School of Management in Nashville. In addition, Carolyn received certification in building organizational cultures from the Harvard Extension School. She is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), American Society for Health Care Human Resources Administration (ASHHRA) and the Middle Tennessee SHRM Executive Forum.
During her career, Schneider has been featured in American Health Leader, PC Week and Computer World publications. She was recognized with the Nashville Business Journal Women of Influence Award in 2011 and currently serves on the board of Gilda’s Club, the HR and Finance advisory committee to the board of Alive Hospice and is an active member of Impact100.
About Ardent Health Services
Ardent Health Services invests in people, technology, facilities and communities, focusing on evidence-based practices to improve quality care and patient outcomes. Based in Nashville, Tennessee, Ardent’s subsidiaries own and operate 30 hospitals in six states with more than 26,000 employees, including 1,200+ employed providers. Ardent is committed to fair and equitable treatment of all people regardless of race, ethnicity, gender identity, age, sexual orientation or other identifiers. With a focus on quality improvement, 84 percent of Ardent facilities received a three-star rating or above in comparison with 73 percent of all hospitals ranked in CMS’ Overall Hospital Quality Star Rating (January 2021) and 89 percent of Ardent hospitals received a Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade of "A" or "B" for Spring 2021, compared to 57 percent of ranked hospitals. Five Ardent hospitals were recognized by Modern Healthcare as "Best Places to Work" in 2021, the thirteenth consecutive year an Ardent facility made this list.