Women Leaders

Maxine Carrington, Northwell Health

Maxine Carrington

A Commitment
to Culture

Editors’ Note

Maxine Carrington oversees human resources operations and is responsible for the design and implementation of strategic human resources initiatives and programs at Northwell Health. Additionally, she serves as an adjunct instructor at the Center for Learning and Innovation, Northwell Health’s corporate university. In 2013, she was awarded Human Resource Executive magazine’s Rising Star in HR Award. Carrington holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and Africana studies and a master’s degree in educational administration and policy studies from the University at Albany in New York. She also obtained her J.D. from New York Law School and is a licensed attorney.

Institution Brief

Northwell Health (northwell.edu) delivers world-class clinical care throughout the New York metropolitan area, pioneering research at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, and a visionary approach to medical education, highlighted by the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell and the Hofstra Northwell School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies. Northwell Health is the largest integrated healthcare system in New York State with a total workforce of more than 68,000 employees.

Will you discuss your previous role as Western Region HR Officer for Northwell Health?

Our Western Region is comprised of our sites in Manhattan, Westchester and Staten Island, some of which joined Northwell only a short time ago.

A primary function of my role has been helping our teams in these geographies to further connect and integrate. We’re ensuring they have access, not just to internal resources within the region, but also to our Northwell shared services resources to help drive aligned and effective human capital strategies in key areas such as employee experience, talent management, recruitment, and workforce planning.

This alignment in strategy and experience is critical to powering our collective success and competitive advantage in the industry.

As you transition to your new role as Deputy Chief HR Officer, will you discuss the focus Northwell Health places on culture?

We have a truly amazing and unique culture, intended to reflect our mission and values, and enable us to achieve our goals. We do work hard, however, to continually evaluate its effectiveness and alignment with the needs and desires of our workforce and customers.

My new role will facilitate an even greater focus on key cultural drivers such as employee experience, organizational development, internal mobility (how our team members access and transition into opportunities in our organization), diversity and inclusion, and corporate social responsibility. In all of these areas and especially in how we think about diversity and inclusion, we want to leverage and maximize the contributions of all members of our workforce in addition to continuing to demonstrate our investment in them.

How critical is having a diverse and inclusive workforce to the continued success of Northwell Health?

It has long been proven that diverse workforces and inclusive operational practices add value and lead to better working conditions and organizational outcomes.

Fully realized, the insights and contributions of a diverse workforce enable us to fulfill our mission and values, grow and evolve, and assure our reputation as a best place to work and receive care – for all.