Rutland Regional Medical Center has named Brian Kerns as its new vice president of Human Resources. Kerns replaces Allison Wollen, who accepted a position as vice president of Human Resources with Loretto Management in Syracuse, NY.
Kerns, a Rutland native, has more than 20 years of experience in human resources and was most recently the director of Human Resources at Rutland Regional Medical Center. Prior to that, Kerns worked for Office Depot in Delray Beach, Florida.
"Brian has demonstrated strength in cultivating a strong employee and patient-centered culture, which is at the core of our mission,” said Tom Huebner, president and CEO of Rutland Regional Medical Center. “Rutland Regional is the second-largest hospital in the state. Hiring and retaining the best employees is paramount to our continued success."
Kerns earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Vermont and a master’s degree from St. Michael’s College. Kerns is married and has a 13-year old daughter. He is an avid mountain biker and skier.
About Rutland Regional Medical Center
Established in 1896, Rutland Regional is the second largest healthcare facility in Vermont. With a strong patient focus, consistent quality performance, nursing excellence, and award-winning care, Rutland Regional remains dedicated to improving the health of families and individuals throughout Rutland County.
Recently recognized in US News & World Report as one of America’s Best Hospitals to receive common care, Rutland Regional was the first hospital in Vermont to receive both the Governor’s Award for Performance Excellence and Magnet Recognition® for quality patient care, nursing excellence and innovation. Rutland Regional has also been recognized by the Joint Commission as a Top Performer in Key Quality Measures, honored with an “A” grade by The Leapfrog Group in the Spring 2015 Hospital Safety Score and was named by Healthgrades among the top 10% in the Nation for Outstanding Patient Experience and Patient Safety, and is the recipient of the Healthgrades 2015 Outstanding Patient Experience Award and a 3-year recipient of the Patient Safety Excellence Award.