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Melissa B. Turner named YNHHS chief human resources officer

Monday, October 4, 2021

New Haven, CT (October 4, 2021) – Melissa B. Turner has been named senior vice president and chief human resources officer of Yale New Haven Health System (YNHHS). She succeeds Kevin A. Myatt, who retired Oct. 1.

Turner was most recently vice president of Human Resources for Yale New Haven Hospital, the Health Services Corp. (HSC) and Northeast Medical Group (NEMG). She was also vice president of Talent Acquisition for the health system.

“We are thrilled to welcome Melissa as our chief human resources officer,” said Marna P. Borgstrom, YNHHS CEO. “Her expertise in human resources and talent acquisition, varied experiences in our health system, and great values make Melissa uniquely suited for this role. She is also a passionate employee advocate, committed to making YNHHS the employer of choice.”

Turner joined Greenwich Hospital in 2007 as director of Human Resources and was subsequently promoted into executive roles with increasing scope and responsibilities. She served as vice president of Human Resources initially for Greenwich Hospital, then for both Greenwich and Bridgeport hospitals. Turner’s responsibilities expanded in 2016 when she was named vice president of Talent Acquisition for YNHHS, before also assuming the senior leadership role with YNHH, HSC and NEMG.

“I am humbled by this tremendous opportunity and privileged to serve our extraordinary and compassionate staff, leadership and medical staff of Yale New Haven Health,” said Turner. “From New York to Rhode Island we are, in fact, a destination employer. I look forward to leveraging innovation and our organizational values to build upon our many successes to attract, recruit, develop and retain best-in-class talent to care for our patients and communities.”

Turner earned her bachelor’s degree in general studies and communications from the University of Kansas and a master’s degree in organizational leadership from Quinnipiac University.

Yale New Haven Health (YNHHS), the largest and most comprehensive healthcare system in Connecticut, is recognized for advanced clinical care, quality, service, cost effectiveness and commitment to improving the health status of the communities it serves. YNHHS includes five hospitals – Bridgeport, Greenwich, Lawrence + Memorial, Westerly and Yale New Haven hospitals, several specialty networks and Northeast Medical Group, a non-profit medical foundation with several hundred community-based and hospital-employed physicians. YNHHS is affiliated with Yale University and Yale Medicine, the clinical practice of the Yale School of Medicine and the largest academic multi-specialty practice in New England. Yale New Haven Hospital is the primary teaching hospital of Yale School of Medicine. www.ynhhs.org

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