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WakeMed Appoints New Directors Overseeing Facilities Design and Construction and Employment

WakeMed Welcomes Luisa VanRoekel and Anna Baird-Hensley to Management Staff

RALEIGH, N.C. - WakeMed Health & Hospitals is pleased to welcome new Director of Facilities Design and Construction Luisa VanRoekel and Director of Employment Anna Baird Hensley.

VanRoekel will be responsible for the general coordination and execution of the facilities construction, design and development activities for the system. VanRoekel comes to WakeMed from Memorial Health System in Springfield, Illinois, a 500 plus bed, multi-site hospital system where she served as director of facilities design and construction. With 23 years of experience in health care facilities, including design, construction, master planning and wayfinding, her expertise will be extremely valuable as we continue to grow and expand.

WakeMed is also pleased to welcome new Director of Employment, Anna Baird-Hensley. Joining the system on August 20, Baird-Hensley will be responsible for managing recruitment and staffing for all employed positions (except physicians), including approximately 1,500 new hires per year. She will direct the team of managers, recruiters and representatives responsible for sourcing candidates and assisting managers with identifying high quality talent.

Baird-Hensley comes to WakeMed from The Medical College of Georgia, an academic medical center with more than 3,000 employees where she served as director of staffing. With 28 years of experience in human resources, employment and staffing leadership positions, Baird-Hensley will ensure we continue to employ the best minds and biggest hearts in the business as we continue to grow.