Cerner announced today the appointment of Tracy Platt as its new Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, effective July 15th. Under her leadership, she will be responsible for leading the company’s global Human Resources (HR) function, including organization development, integrated talent management, leadership development , and culture. Platt has more than 20 years of experience and joins Cerner after spending nearly 10 years in executive HR roles at Medtronic, a global health care giant that develops and distributes medical devices.
During her tenure at Medtronic, Platt led HR leadership for their Global Operations organization and driving an enterprise-wide operating model transformation including serving in a primary leadership capacity during Medtronic’s 2015 acquisition of Covidien. Platt succeeds Julie Wilson who spent 24 years at Cerner before retiring on June 30.
“This is an incredible opportunity,” said Tracy Platt. “I am energized and honored to be a part of shaping the future of health care delivery through ground-breaking technology, talent development and fostering a culture of innovation. Cerner is in a key position to lead this evolution in health care, given its outstanding capabilities coupled with its unlimited potential. I look forward to be a part of this important journey.”