Vice President of People
Healthcare, Human Resources
Bentonville, AR, USA
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John Lacy is the Vice President of People for Walmart Health & Wellness. John was recruited to Walmart based upon his extensive experience in large integrated healthcare enterprises. Most recently John served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer for Baylor Scott & White Health, overseeing all human resource functions for the largest not-for-profit health system in Texas.
Baylor Scott & White includes 48 hospitals, more than 1,000 patient care sites, more than 9,600 physicians, more than 48,000 employees and the Scott & White Health Plan. Under John’s leadership, Baylor Scott & White has been nationally recognized as one of the Best Workplaces in Health Care by Great Place to Work and Fortune, and also named to Glassdoor’s Best Places to Interview list.
Prior to joining Baylor Scott & White, John led the HR function as Vice President of Human Resources for Baptist Memorial Health Care in Memphis, TN. While there, he spent 15 years in progressive leadership roles and developed the strategy and integration efforts to move the company to an HR shared services organization supporting hospitals and clinics in a tri-state region of the mid-south.
In 2007, he served as Senior Vice President of Human Resources for the Dallas Texas Methodist Health System for five years before being asked to return to Baptist Memorial by their governing board. Prior to his last role at Baptist Memorial, he also served as Senior Vice President of Human Resources at Memorial Health Market, HCA in Jacksonville, FL.
Mr. Lacy is a career HR professional, beginning as Employee Manager and then Assistant Director of Human Resources at the historic Peabody Hotel in Memphis, TN before starting his health care career.
Mr. Lacy received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Christian Brothers University in Memphis, TN, graduating Cum Laude. He earned his Master of Business Administration from Union University in Jackson, TN. John’s family is originally from Arkansas and he and his wife, MeLisa, are thrilled to be living in Rogers.