Ochsner Health is a system that delivers health to the people of Louisiana, Mississippi and the Gulf South with a mission to Serve, Heal, Lead, Educate and Innovate.
As executive vice president, chief human resources officer and chief administrative officer for Ochsner Health, Tracey Schiro is responsible for all aspects of human resources for employees and physicians, including talent acquisition, compensation and benefits, employee development and learning, and HR elements of strategic affiliations with other providers.
Through her work, Schiro fosters a healthy employee culture by effectively integrating new partner organizations, building a scalable workforce development program and advancing an innovative diversity, equity and inclusion strategy. She also leads Ochsner’s legal, audit and compliance teams.
Under Schiro’s leadership, Ochsner has led in employee engagement and Best Place to Work recognition. The organization is also the recipient of the Gallup Exceptional Workplace Award, honoring the most engaged workplace cultures in the world. In recent years, Ochsner has received additional accolades, including being named a Top Workplace by The Times-Picayune, ranked as a USA Top Workplace, named Best Employer for Veterans by Forbes, and honored as one of the 150 Top Places to Work in Healthcare by Becker’s Healthcare and most recently honored by Newsweek as one of “America’s Greatest Workplaces for Parents and Families 2023”.
Ochsner Health invests in people and culture to support employee development and experience to make Ochsner a great place to work and practice. Investments include ongoing efforts to cultivate the best environment for employees, focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), health, well-being, and safety. As part of Ochsner’s commitment to putting people first, Schiro recruited Ochsner’s first chief diversity officer, expanded the organization’s family leave policy, worked to increase minimum wage across the system and sponsored the development of a scalable Ochsner Resource Groups model. Ochsner Resource Groups are volunteer, employee-led groups that focus on patient experience, community outreach, mentoring, recruitment and education. Schiro leads a progressive HR function and was instrumental in leading the Workday Implementation for the system. Schiro has worked to establish strong internal leadership development programs tied to professional growth for employees within the organization through the Ochsner Learning Institute. Physicians, advanced practice providers, other caregivers and staff can thrive both in and out of the workplace while helping Ochsner achieve its business goals.
Schiro joined Ochsner in 2007 as assistant vice president, compensation, benefits, and human resources information systems (HRIS). Most recently, she served as executive vice President, chief risk and human resources officer on the executive team.
Prior to joining Ochsner, Schiro worked for Coca-Cola Enterprises for 10 years in progressing HR leadership roles. Schiro received her Bachelor of Science in Management with a concentration in Human Resources at the University of New Orleans, where she also received her Master of Business Administration (MBA).
Tracey serves on the Louisiana Workforce Investment Council, Delgado Community College Foundation Board, Academy of Sacred Heart Board of Trustees and Workday Healthcare Advisory Council.