Dale Spartz - Chief Hospital Human Resource Officer
As Chief Hospital Human Resource Officer Dale A. Spartz, Ph.D., oversees human resources for the more than 8,000 medical personnel and staff at the University of Utah's four hospitals and 10 community clinics. In this role, his primary responsibility is to collaborate with the executive leaders to improve employee engagement, increase our talent pool and ensure that we retain our top performers.
Dale has been a successful HR leader at multiple health care systems across the country. Before joining University of Utah Hospital in June 2013, he served as vice president for human resources at the Stanford University Hospitals & Clinics in Palo Alto, Calif. During his tenure at Stanford, employee engagement scores jumped markedly. In addition, while he served on the Stanford Patient Experience Committee, patient satisfaction scores went from the 45th percentile to more than 90 in an 18-month period. He also has championed multiple LEAN initiatives to improve quality and reduce waste. Dale also served in senior HR positions in health systems in Arizona, Illinois and Iowa.
Dale received his Ph.D. In organizational development from Benedictine University in Lisle, Ill.