Chief People and Culture Officer
Michelle Wiles is a Human Resources executive with 25+ years of experience working in major industries to include Healthcare, Mergers and Acquisitions, Technology, and Pharma. Her vast healthcare experience includes academic medical centers, community hospitals, faith-based and physician practices making her an undeniable asset to MUSC Health’s growing ventures across the state. In addition, her experience in all areas of human resources and her expertise in Compensation, Benefits, and Employee Relations make her a strong advocate for the organization’s 22,000 care team members. Originally from the Northeast, Michelle holds a Master’s Degree in Organizational Development and most recently served as the Chief People Officer (CPO) for MUSC Health, Michelle oversaw Human Resources across the system’s 10 hospitals and Physician Practices. Her divisions employed 120 human resource professionals in four regions across the state. Her tenure as CPO produced the successful restructuring of two independent HR departments into one. Prior to that role she was the Chief of Human Resources for MUSC’s Physicians (MUSCP) group. Her work with MUSCP saw the expansion of the practice plan to include the acquisition of seven hospitals and dozens of clinics. Her achievements at MUSC Physicians included the overhaul of benefits for the practice plan and the smooth transition of 2,000 new employees following recent acquisitions. Her department’s work in Employee Engagement has received both national and international awards from Press Ganey for its leadership development model. Michelle’s human resource philosophy is simple: Keep the human in Human resources. She finds joy in serving the organization and helping to provide innovative, ground-breaking care to the patients we serve. Her passion for serving others is also demonstrated in her service to the community where she has been heavily involved with a domestic violence nonprofit group, serving on its Board. She served as a volunteer facilitator for the Illumination Project whose purpose is creating dialogue between community members and law enforcement regarding public safety and individual rights. Michelle is past President of the South Carolina Hospital Association Human Resources Group.