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Beth Israel Lahey Health in Boston, Massachusetts, recently selected Lina George as Chief Human Resources Officer. HealthSearch Partners, the sixth largest retained healthcare executive search firm and a FaithSearch co-founded firm, managed the search.

In this role, George reports to the 35,000 employee, $6 billion system.  She is responsible for the overall human resources strategy, initiatives, programs and activities for the health system.

With more than 25 years of human resources leadership experience, George most recently served as Executive Vice President/Chief Human Resources Officer of Grady Health System in Atlanta, Georgia. Her prior experience includes serving as Vice President of Human Resources for Walmart Latin America and Walmart U.S. East Business Unit. She holds a Ph.D. in Business Administration from Oklahoma State University and a J.D. from University of Denver’s Sturm College of Law.

“Lina is an extraordinary leader with deep human resources experience at large healthcare organizations and non-healthcare corporations,” said Ed Fry, President/Chief Executive Officer of HealthSearch who worked directly on the search with HealthSearch Vice Chair Barry Cesafsky. “With her industry knowledge and expertise, we look forward to seeing her help the newly-merged health system thrive, ensuring Beth Israel Lahey Health can impact healthcare in Massachusetts for generations to come.”

Beth Israel Lahey Health in Boston was formed in 2019 between Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Lahey Health and three other hospitals, creating the second-largest health system in Massachusetts. For more information about the healthcare system, visit

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