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April 2021 - Volume 17 - Issue 10

Lee Health's Chief Human Resources Officer earns Ring of Honor recognition

April 5, 2021 - With more than 30 years of experience in human resources, Lee Health’s Chief Human Resources Officer Mike Wukitsch, has been recognized as a Ring of Honor recipient by the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce for his service to the region.
The Ring of Honor “celebrates the achievements of our community’s outstanding human resources professionals, and highlights individuals who have made a powerful impact to the human resources community and their respective workplace.”
Wukitsch is one of eight executives in the region to earn this honor. He received the award at the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce’s HR Insights event on Thursday, April 1. 
Wukitsch joined Lee Health in 2018 and, in his role as chief human resources officer, supports Lee Health’s mission, vision, values and strategic objectives by creating the most effective culture and environment for staff to do their best work in support of our patients and their families. Wukitsch is responsible for strategic planning, operations, policies and procedures related to employment; human resources information systems; compensation and benefits; labor relations; talent and performance management; workforce planning; employee relations; the human resources service center, and staffing.
“When I learned that Mike was a Ring of Honor recipient, it wasn’t a surprise to me at all. Mike is committed to serving our employees, patients and community, and I am thrilled to see him recognized for his dedication to the human resources field,” said Dr. Larry Antonucci, president and chief executive officer of Lee Health.
Prior to joining Lee Health, Wukitsch served as the vice president of human resources for Northwestern Medicine in Chicago. He was also the vice president of human resources for Cadence Health in Winfield, Ill.; the vice president of human resources at the Children’s Hospital Colorado, in Aurora, Colo.; and the director of human resources at the Coors Brewing Company in Golden, Colo.
About Lee Health
Since the opening of the first hospital in 1916, Lee Health has been a health care leader in Southwest Florida, constantly evolving to meet the needs of the community. A non-profit, integrated health care services organization, Lee Health is committed to the well-being of every individual served, focused on healthy living and maintaining good health. Staffed by caring people, inspiring health, services are conveniently located throughout the community in four acute care hospitals, two specialty hospitals, outpatient centers, walk-in medical centers, primary care and specialty physician practices and other services across the continuum of care. Learn more at
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