Professional Bio

Professional Bio

Philip Espinosa is an experienced leader with a track record of success in improving service levels, reducing operational overhead, cost savings and spearheading large-scale projects and programs. He has developed and led initiatives for multi-site health systems and stand-alone hospitals aimed at contributing to organizational profitability.

As an expert-level human resources executive, Philip’s knowledge of benefits administration, compensation, recruitment and retention, internal restructurings, and labor relations experience make him an invaluable catalyst for any company’s growth and profitability objectives.

“By supporting our leaders in hiring, retaining and motivating skilled employees,” says Espinosa, “HR is an integral part of leveraging the employee value proposition and directly impacting the bottom line and mission.”

He specializes in working with leaders to engage employees, focusing on service, working with and mentoring teams, utilizing strategic approaches to deliver value and ensuring the alignment of operations and strategy.

Some examples of outcomes he has delivered are listed below.

  • Realized a 95% reduction in service level complaints and over $120,000 in cost avoidance after implementing an Employee Service Center.
  • Implemented numerous recruiting programs, resulting in a 15% to 35% year over year hiring increases and reducing support department vacancies from 33% to less than 5% in four months.
  • Re-designed numerous compensation and benefit programs, resulting in cost savings, service level improvements, and support of the employee engagement value proposition.

Philip served as director of human resources for Lovelace Health Systems, Albuquerque, NM, supporting Lovelace Medical Center, Heart Hospital, Rehabilitation Hospital, Central Business Office, Shared Services and Lovelace Retail Pharmacy, as well supporting the system with compensation management. A key success was implementing a business partner model, ensuring 100% compliance for employee based Joint Commission regulatory standards, and restructuring recruitment, resulting in over 80 nurses hired in a 60 day period.

Before joining Lovelace in 2011, he delivered human resource consulting services under the banner of Espinosa and Associates, formed in the summer of 2009. Other human resource leadership roles included Vice President of Human Resources with The Reading Hospital and Medical Center in Reading, Pennsylvania; serving with McLaren Health Care Corporation, where he held dual roles as Corporate Director, Human Resources and Vice President, Human Resources; and as Director, Human Resources with Ascension Health at both Genesys Regional Medical Center and Saint Mary’s of Michigan Medical Center.

Leadership successes include transforming numerous clerical personnel functions into an efficient human resource business partner relationships, engineered an effective labor-management strategy, implemented numerous compliance improvements, built sustainable recruiting programs and deployed meaningful leadership development and leadership support initiatives.

Other assignments included recruiting for the Library of Congress, the White House Communications Agency and serving in the Office of the U.S. Army Chief of Staff, the Pentagon.

During the course of his career, he has served the community in various ways, such as the Berks County Workforce Investment Board, YMCA, Carmen-Ainsworth employability programs, Goodwill Industries, United Way, Sacred Heart Parish Council, SpringFest, Grand Blanc schools curriculum committee, and the American Heart Association.

Philip has an undergraduate degree from the University of Colorado and a Masters degree with a human resources emphasis from Central Michigan University. He is a member of the Society of Human Resource Management and the Colleges and University Professional Association (HR).

He serves as a board member with the Michigan Universities and Colleges Healthcare Coalition (MUCH), and an alternate board member for the Michigan Universities Self-Insurance Corporation (MUSIC).



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