HOLYOKE — Spiros Hatiras, president and CEO of Holyoke Medical Center, announced the appointment of Beverly Fein as vice president of Human Resources (HR) at Holyoke Medical Center.
“Beverly brings with her 33 years of HR experience, many within hospital settings, that will be an asset to our organization,” said Hatiras. “Her leadership and knowledge in cultivating positive work environments will guide us to achieve our goal of being the valley’s best place for care and the best place to work.”
Most recently, Fein served as vice president of Human Resources and Professional Development at Baystate Noble Hospital in Westfield, where she helped transform the organization’s culture by creating a road map for increasing employee engagement through organizational improvement and specialized strategies.
She also helped lead the integration of Noble Hospital with Baystate Health by aligning business and HR strategy. Prior to that, she spent 11 years at Yale New Haven’s Bridgeport Hospital as director of Human Resources. She has also worked at American Skandia Inc., a financial services company in Shelton, Conn. as director of employee relations and at Perot Systems Corporation, an international information technology company in Stamford, Conn. as director of Human Resources.
Fein plans to focus initially on the ‘on boarding’ of candidates to enhance recruitment and retention. On boarding involves providing growth and development opportunities to employees from their first interview throughout their career, she explained.
“We want to attract individuals who want to work here, and provide them with the tools and resources they need to be successful, and then to provide them with recognition and growth opportunities, and the best experiences so that they will want to stay and continue to contribute. HMC believes that you never stop recruiting your employees,” she said.
Wanting to combine her love of psychology with business, Fein earned her master’s of science degree in industrial organizational psychology from the University of New York/Baruch College and her bachelor’s of arts degree in psychology from the State University of New York at Binghamton. Since 2007 she has served on the board of the Connecticut Healthcare Human Resources Association.
“I’m really excited to be part of this organization and to collaborate with my colleagues throughout the hospital,” said Fein. “I think Human Resources plays a strategic role in the organization and in fulfilling its mission and vision, and I’m really happy to be part of the executive team to help us meet our goals.”