Beaumont Health names Aaron Gillingham as new chief of human resources

Monday, October 02, 2017

aaron-gillinghamBeaumont Health Chief Executive Officer John Fox has announced the appointment of Aaron Gillingham as senior vice president and chief human resources officer. He will arrive on Nov. 6.

Gillingham comes to Beaumont Health from OhioHealth Corporation, where he has served as system vice president and human resources business partner since 2013. OhioHealth is a nationally recognized, not-for-profit, charitable health care organization of the United Methodist Church with 29,000 associates, physicians and volunteers, 11 hospitals and more than 200 ambulatory care sites in a 47-county area. Based in Columbus, Ohio, it has been recognized as one of the top five large health systems in America by Truven Health Analytics, an honor it has received six times. It has also been recognized by Fortune Magazine for 11 consecutive years as one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For.”

“Aaron’s 20-plus years of HR experience, and his most recent work with a large health system like OhioHealth, will help us advance our position as a workplace of choice drawing top talent from across Michigan and beyond,” said Fox.

Gillingham replaces J. Paul Conway, senior vice president and chief human resources officer since Beaumont Health’s formation. Conway is retiring at the end of October.

Before joining OhioHealth, Gillingham served in senior HR leadership positions at Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac), Quest Diagnostics and Walmart.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in organizational communications from Missouri State University and a master’s in human resource development from Villanova University. He also completed leadership programs at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth and the Harvard Business School.                 

Gillingham will have line responsibility for all human resource functions, including employment; employee relations; employee and leadership development; compensation; occupational health; HR information systems; benefits and pension administration; workforce planning; the employee health plan; and diversity.

About Beaumont Health

Beaumont Health is Michigan’s largest health care system, based on inpatient admissions and net patient revenue. A not-for-profit organization, it was formed in 2014 by Beaumont Health System, Botsford Health Care and Oakwood Healthcare to provide patients with the benefit of greater access to extraordinary, compassionate care, no matter where they live in Southeast Michigan. Beaumont Health has total net revenue of $4.4 billion and consists of eight hospitals with 3,429 beds, 174 outpatient sites, nearly 5,000 physicians, 38,000 employees and 3,500 volunteers. In 2016, Beaumont Health had 177,508 inpatient discharges, 17,536 births and 567,658 emergency visits.