Gina Cronin Appointed SVP of Children’s National Hospital

Washington, D.C., June 13, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Children’s National Hospital welcomes Gina M. Cronin, MHA, FACHE, as the new senior vice president (SVP) and chief people officer. In this role, Cronin will oversee all of Human Resources and ensure Children’s National continues to attract, retain and engage skilled healthcare professionals. She joins us from the Cleveland Clinic Health System in Ohio and starts July 8, 2024.

“I am confident Gina’s depth of expertise from an internationally and nationally renowned health system will enhance our workforce and support our mission to provide exceptional pediatric care,” said Michelle Riley-Brown, MHA, FACHE, president and CEO of Children’s National. “Gina will be instrumental in supporting our strategic vision of a truly integrated health system, focusing on our people and processes while enhancing our workforce and supporting our mission to provide world class pediatric care.”

After a national search, Gina stood out for her exceptional skills in creating innovative human resources programs in talent and performance management, leadership development and succession planning. She is currently the chief talent officer for the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Global Leadership and Learning Institute, guiding the strategy for talent management for 80,000 caregivers.

“It’s a privilege to step into this new role,” Cronin said. “I look forward to joining the Children’s National team and working alongside the dedicated professionals that support the hospital’s compelling mission and serve the needs of kids and families in our nation’s capital.”

Cronin received her master’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and her bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan. She is an alumnus of the Cleveland Clinic Administrative Fellowship. On completion of the fellowship, Cronin assumed a position with the chief operating officer in the early formation and growth of the Cleveland Clinic Health System. She then served two decades as an executive operational leader, most recently in the Heart, Vascular and Thoracic Institute. She also served as executive sponsor for the Administrative Fellowship program, providing experiential opportunities, guidance, and mentorship to early careerists.

About Children’s National Hospital

Children’s National Hospital, based in Washington, D.C., was established in 1870 to help every child grow up stronger. Today, it is the No. 5 children’s hospital in the nation and ranked in all specialties evaluated by U.S. News & World Report. Children’s National is transforming pediatric medicine for all children. The Children’s National Research & Innovation Campus opened in 2021, a first-of-its-kind pediatric hub dedicated to developing new and better ways to care for kids. Children’s National has been designated three times in a row as a Magnet® hospital, demonstrating the highest standards of nursing and patient care delivery. This pediatric academic health system offers expert care through a convenient, community-based primary care network and specialty care locations in the D.C. metropolitan area, including Maryland and Virginia. Children’s National is home to the Children’s National Research Instituteand Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation. It is recognized for its expertise and innovation in pediatric care and as a strong voice for children through advocacy at the local, regional and national levels. As a non-profit, Children’s National relies on generous donors to help ensure that every child receives the care they need.

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