MetroHealth Names Alan Nevel Chief Diversity and Human Resources Officer
The MetroHealth System has named Alan K. Nevel Senior Vice President, Chief Diversity and Human Resources Officer.
In this integrated leadership role, Nevel will drive the human resources strategy to attract, retain and motivate a highly engaged workforce to implement MetroHealth’s mission while leading diversity, inclusion, cultural competency and work-life strategies to empower employees.
A native Clevelander, Nevel brings over 20 years of experience in successfully guiding Fortune 500 organizations through large-scale cultural transformation. His management expertise includes driving the development and implementation of best-in-class strategies in Diversity and Inclusion, Human Resources, Organizational Change Management, Leadership and Talent Development.
“Alan comes to MetroHealth at the most transformative time in our 181-year history. His experience in leading change will enable our organization to anticipate challenges that come with change and adapt quickly to meet the needs of our patients and employees,” said Akram Boutros, MD, President and CEO.
Nevel joins MetroHealth after serving as Vice President, Global Diversity and Inclusion for Thermo Fisher Scientific, a Waltham, MA-based $20B global life sciences solutions, specialty diagnostics and laboratory equipment company with more than 70,000 employees in 60 countries.
Prior to joining Thermo Fisher Scientific in 2012, Alan served in Diversity and Inclusion, HR Strategy Delivery, Talent Development, and Organizational Change Management roles for eight years at the Columbus, OH-based specialty fashion retailer L Brands, with over 100,000 employees.
Nevel began his professional career in R&D and manufacturing at The Sherwin-Williams Company before moving to a management consulting career with Andersen Consulting/Accenture where he worked on large-scale organizational transformation, supply chain process improvement and organizational change management projects.
Nevel received his BA in Liberal Studies from Cleveland State University and his MBA from Case Western Reserve University’s Weatherhead School of Management.
The MetroHealth System, Cuyahoga County’s public health system, is honoring its commitment to create a healthier community by building a new hospital and outpatient building on its main campus in Cleveland. The buildings, and the 25 acres of green space around them, are catalyzing the revitalization of MetroHealth’s West Side neighborhood.
MetroHealth will break ground on the new hospital in early 2019, using nearly $1 billion it borrowed on its own credit after dramatically improving its finances.
In the past five years, MetroHealth’s operating revenue has increased by 44.5 percent and its number of employees by 21 percent.
Today, its staff of 7,600 provides care at MetroHealth’s four hospitals, four emergency departments and more than 20 health centers and 40 additional sites throughout Cuyahoga County.
In the past year, MetroHealth has served 300,000 patients at more than 1.4 million visits in its hospitals and health centers, 75 percent of whom are uninsured or covered by Medicare or Medicaid.
The health system is home to Cuyahoga County’s most experienced Level I Adult Trauma Center, verified since 1992, and one of two adult and pediatric burn centers in the state of Ohio.
As an academic medical center, MetroHealth is committed to teaching and research. Each active staff physician holds a faculty appointment at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and its main campus hospital houses a Cleveland Metropolitan School District high school of science and health.
For more information, visit metrohealth.org.