Karen Kizzia Joins OneOncology as Chief Human Resources Officer
Nashville, TN – January 18, 2022 – OneOncology, the national platform for independent oncology practices, announced today that Karen Kizzia has been appointed Chief Human Resources Officer. Kizzia joins as a member of OneOncology’s leadership team reporting to CEO Jeff Patton, MD.
Kizzia brings a wealth of experience driving design, implementation and improvements to employee benefits, compensation, incentive rewards and health plan programs. She’s held senior-level human resources positions for healthcare delivery and technology companies.
Most recently, Kizzia was Vice President, Total Rewards at Ardent Health Services, a hospital system with 30 hospitals and 26,000 employees in seven states. At Ardent, Kizzia worked with the hospital’s leadership to build successful employee engagement programs. During her tenure, Ardent was consistently recognized for strong workplace culture including earning a spot Modern HealthCare's Best Places to Work list for several years.
“We are very excited to have Karen join the OneOncology team and believe she will have a significant impact working with our practice leadership and the OneOncology corporate team,” said Jeff Patton, CEO, OneOncology. “Our practice partner and corporate teams are our most precious resource, and we’re confident with Karen’s leadership, we will continue to deliver an outstanding employee experience.”
Prior to Ardent, Kizzia was a VP of Human Resources at Change Healthcare responsible for benefits programs, managing their Health Resources Information System and overseeing human resources for the Mergers & Acquisitions team. She also did a stint at Change as a Director of Finance. Kizzia also has experience in sales and customer operations at Cardinal Health within their pharmaceutical distribution and financial services functions. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Louisiana State University.