FOR RELEASE: 11/28/2011Contact: John Cappiello, (203) 384-3637

Melissa Turner to assume dual Human Resources role at Bridgeport Hospital and Greenwich Hospital

Melissa TturnerYale New Haven Health System (YNHHS) has promoted Melissa Turner to the dual role of Senior Vice President, Human Resources for Bridgeport Hospital and Greenwich Hospital, effective January 2012.

Turner already serves as Senior Vice President, Human Resources at Greenwich Hospital, where she has worked since 2007. She will replace Senior Vice President, Human Resources Joseph Janell at Bridgeport Hospital. Janell will retire at the end of 2011 after 40 years with the organization.

“This opportunity allows both Greenwich Hospital and Bridgeport Hospital to take innovative steps in streamlining and leveraging our System’s administrative structure,” said Bridgeport Hospital President and CEO William M. Jennings and YNHHS Senior Vice President, Human Resources Kevin Myatt in a Nov. 16 letter to employees of both hospitals.

“Melissa has made significant contributions to Greenwich Hospital’s Human Resources functions, including recruitment, employee relations, compensation, benefits, information systems, staff education and development,” the two officials say. “Over time, she has worked with her team to align their personal career aspirations with the needs of our increasingly complex organization.”

Turner holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Kansas and she completed the Wharton School of Business Executive Education Program for Leadership Development. She resides in Greenwich with her husband Tony and their two children.

“I have found my career home in healthcare,” Turner says. “It has provided me with the perfect platform to pursue the work I enjoy while also giving back to the community.”

Bridgeport Hospital has been a member of YNHHS since 1996 and Greenwich Hospital joined in 1998.

YNHHS is Connecticut’s leading healthcare system, with nearly 14,000 employees. Through Yale-New Haven Hospital, Bridgeport Hospital, Greenwich Hospital, Northeast Medical Group and other affiliated organizations, YNHHS provides comprehensive, cost-effective, advanced patient care characterized by safety, quality and service. YNHHS and Yale University have a formal affiliation agreement to support patient care, medical education and clinical research. YNHHS offers patients a range of healthcare services, from primary care to the most complex care available anywhere in the world.

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Part of Yale New Haven Health System, Bridgeport Hospital is a 383-bed acute care hospital (plus 42 beds licensed to Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital) serving parts of Fairfield and New Haven counties. The hospital admits more than 18,000 patients and receives more than 240,000 outpatient visits annually.