October 29 2021 – St. Mary’s Medical Center & Palm Beach Children’s Hospital announce the appointment of Keith Jennings to the role of Chief Human Resources Officer. With nearly 20 years working in HR, Jennings will be responsible for overseeing the human resources department of the hospitals, along with labor relations, benefits, and will work closely with the executive team to lead new strategies for employee engagement and development.

“We are very pleased to have Keith join the St. Mary’s Medical Center team to provide leadership for our HR services, as our employees are the heart and soul of our organization,” said Cynthia McCauley, chief executive officer of St. Mary’s Medical Center & Palm Beach Children’s Hospital. “We feel confident that his passion for this position will be an invaluable asset to both St Mary’s Medical Center and the Palm Beach Children’s Hospital.”

Prior to his appointment at St. Mary’s, Jennings served as Vice President of Human Resources at Mercy Hospital in Miami. During his time at the hospital, Jennings was responsible for employee relations, recruiting, compensation, onboarding, labor relations, and worker’s compensation for the 488-bed hospital.

In addition, Jennings worked in human resources at multiple hospitals and private businesses in the Phoenix, Arizona area. Jennings earned both his bachelor’s and master’s degree from the University of Phoenix in business management and business admiration.

About St. Mary’s Medical Center
St. Mary’s Medical Center is a 460-bed acute care hospital located at 901 45th Street in West Palm Beach. The hospital has been serving the medical and health care needs of the greater West Palm Beach area for more than 80 years. St. Mary’s Medical Center offers a broad array of adult and pediatric services, including: a Level 1 Trauma Center, a state-designated Pediatric Trauma Referral Center, Comprehensive Stroke Center and a state-designated Brain and Spinal Cord Acute Injury Center. Additional services include the Neuroscience Center, High-Risk Obstetrical Unit with a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), the Institute for Advanced Orthopedics, the Rehabilitation Institute, the Memory Disorder Center, Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine Center, Schwartz Dialysis Center and the Institute for Mental Health. Pediatric services are provided at the Palm Beach Children’s Hospital at St. Mary’s Medical Center, which is the only dedicated children’s hospital between Ft. Lauderdale and Orlando. Along with 24/7 dedicated pediatric emergency and trauma care, Palm Beach Children’s Hospital’s medical staff consists of 196 pediatricians in 36 subspecialties. These include limb reconstruction and lengthening at the Paley Orthopedic and Spine Institute, pediatric oncology program, which includes membership in the Children’s Oncology Group – a clinical trials group supported by the National Cancer Institute, and pediatric orthopedics. In addition, in-house pediatric intensivists work with area pediatricians to care for children while staying at Palm Beach Children’s Hospital. St. Mary’s Medical Center is fully accredited by the Joint Commission, the nation’s oldest and largest hospital accreditation agency, and is a member of the Children’s Hospital Association. The hospital has won many prestigious awards, including the Tenet Circle of Excellence award. To learn more about St. Mary’s Medical Center and Palm Beach Children’s Hospital, visit www.stmarysmc.com, www.palmbeachchildrens.com or call 561-844-6300.