HOUSTON (March 19, 2024)

Lori Knowles HeadshotMemorial Hermann Health System is proud to announce that Lori Knowles, senior vice president and chief human resources officer (CHRO), has been named to Becker's Healthcare Review's 2024 list of 'CHROs and Chief People Officers to Know.'

This recognition acknowledges leading human resources executives for their pivotal role in developing and executing human capital strategies essential to the success of their hospitals and health systems.

“Lori understands that building healthier communities starts with ensuring a healthy, safe and supportive workplace environment for Memorial Hermann’s more than 34,000 employees,” said Dr. David Callender, president and CEO of Memorial Hermann Health System. “I am thrilled to see her recognized for her transformative approach to expanding our investment in the health and wellbeing of our current workforce while creating innovative pipelines to attract new talent to our System. Her efforts have strengthened and sustained our organization and created moments that matter for our employees.”

Lori drives Memorial Hermann’s “Well Together Human Capital Strategy,” which was developed internally to cultivate a more supportive and inclusive workplace environment. A shift from traditional HR models, this initiative focuses on improving organizational culture, strengthening talent acquisition efforts and enhancing the overall employee experience. Lori’s commitment to building a culture of compassion and respect, while enhancing employee benefits and resources, has led to year-over-year improvements in retention and turnover rates across Memorial Hermann’s 250 care delivery sites.

See the full list of Becker's 2024 CHROs and Chief People Officers to Know.