Community Hospital hires vice president of human resources

Jerry Clipp

Jerry Clipp has joined Community Hospital in Grand Junction as vice president of human resources.

Clipp brings to his duties more than 25 years of experience in human resources in both the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors. Most recently, he worked as chief administrative director for the Oklahoma Cancer Specialists and Research Institute.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in management from the University of Phoenix and master’s degree in administrative leadership from the University of Oklahoma. He’s certified by the Society for Human Resource Management as a Senior Professional in Human Resources and Senior Certified Professional.

“We are very excited to have Jerry lead our human resources department,” said Chris Thomas, president and chief executive officer of Community Hospital. “Community Hospital has experienced exponential growth over the past several years, and having a strong HR team is essential to the cohesive oversight of a thriving health care organization.”

Community Hospital hired a total of 630 employees in 2017 and 2018. So far in 2019, the hospital has hired an additional 300 employees to support new service lines.

Thomas said the hiring committee was impressed with Clipp’s knowledge and problem-solving skills. “We are confident Jerry will prove to be a valuable asset to not only the HR department, but Community Hospital as a whole.”

Clipp said he’s excited to work at Community Hospital. “I have served in various HR roles throughout my career and was incredibly impressed with the entire staff at Community Hospital. Every employee I met exhibited a very high level of passion and dedication for the organization and their unwavering commitment to providing high-quality patient care was admirable.”

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