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Paul Skiem joins Children’s Minnesota as vice president of human resources 

MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL – (June 11, 2018) – Children’s Minnesota is pleased to welcome Paul Skiem, MBA, LCS, as its new vice president of human resources, effective June 11.

Skiem will provide leadership, direction and oversight for Children’s human resources department, including employee and labor relations, organizational effectiveness, talent acquisition, and compensation and benefits. He brings more than 30 years of experience in human resources, holding leadership positions for several large health systems in the Chicago area. Most recently, he was executive vice president at The Brooks Group, LLC, where he provided leadership and career coaching consulting services as well as human resources consulting/ compliance services for a variety of health care clients. His previous positions have included chief human resources officer for Presence Health, senior vice president of human resources at Resurrection Health Care, and director of human resources at Rush University Medical Center, all in Chicago.

“Paul has an impressive background in human resources and has spent his entire career helping health care and not-for-profit organizations lead through change, deepen the employee experience and build strong, highly motivated cultures,” said Jennifer Olson, senior vice president of system operations and chief strategy officer, Children’s Minnesota. “The health care industry continues to evolve and change, and we are excited to have Paul as a part of our leadership to help us attract, retain and grow our talented workforce, so we can continue to provide the best possible care for kids and families.”

Skiem said he is looking forward to joining the Children’s Minnesota team. “Children’s Minnesota has an outstanding reputation in the community for the quality and services they provide for children, but also for the remarkable team of people who care for them. I am looking forward to helping the organization continue to deliver on its mission and goals, and to supporting employees with programs and resources to care for themselves, so they can provide the best care for patients.”

Skiem has a master of business administration from Lake Forest Graduate School of Management in Lake Forest, Ill., and completed his bachelor of general studies in health and human services at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Ill.

About Children’s Minnesota
Children’s Minnesota is the seventh largest pediatric health system in the United States and the only health system in Minnesota to provide care exclusively to children, from before birth through young adulthood. An independent and not-for-profit system since 1924, Children’s serves kids throughout the Upper Midwest at two free-standing hospitals, 12 primary and specialty care clinics and six rehabilitation sites. Additionally, Children’s is Minnesota’s only Level I pediatric trauma center inside a hospital dedicated solely to children. Children’s maintains its longstanding commitment to the community to improve children’s health by providing high-quality, family-centered pediatric services and advancing those efforts through research and education. This work is made possible in large part by generous philanthropic and volunteer support from individuals and organizations throughout the state and region. An award-winning health system, Children’s received Magnet recognition from The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) in 2018 and is regularly ranked by U.S. News & World Report as a top children’s hospital. Please visit

Hayley Sitz