CHICAGO – August 4, 2023 – CommonSpirit Health has appointed Lilicia Bailey, Ph.D as Senior Executive Vice President and Chief People Officer, effective August 7, 2023. Bailey will serve as a member of the organization’s Executive Leadership Team and report to CEO Wright Lassiter III.
Bailey brings more than 20 years of human resources leadership experience to her role at CommonSpirit. She will develop effective, sustainable and transformative human capital strategies to enable growth and invigorate efforts to solidify the ministry’s culture of engagement, innovation and accountability.
“Our people are what bring our mission of caring to life every day in all of our care sites across the country,” said CommonSpirit Health Chief Executive Officer Wright Lassiter III. “I am confident that with Lilicia’s extensive experience leading human resources teams and initiatives and her collaborative leadership style, she will ensure that our people can contribute and feel valued, driving better outcomes and experiences for those we serve in our communities.”
Bailey joins CommonSpirit from Emory Healthcare in Atlanta, where she served as the Chief People Officer. There, she established post-pandemic strategic solutions to workforce staffing challenges, built collegial partnerships and raised employee engagement and retention.
“I am delighted to join the CommonSpirit team and work with my colleagues to advance endeavors that evolve how our people engage with the ministry and realize new opportunities to develop even more rewarding careers, as we collectively continue providing the kind of exceptional care our patients deserve and expect,” said Bailey.
Bailey holds an MBA and Ph.D. in Global Leadership Change from Pepperdine University, and a bachelor’s degree from Spelman College.