Vice President, Total Rewards

The Opportunity

The VP, Total Rewards leads all the employee compensation and benefits functions for PCH including physician and executive
compensation. The Vice President will be well-versed in the contemporary practices, as they develop and promote compensation
and benefits philosophies, strategies, and policies while aligning all total reward systems and programs in support of the corporate mission, goals, and strategic objectives.

Keeping abreast of market trends, this executive will proactively ensure PCH offers competitive and effective compensation and benefit plans that meet strategic organizational objectives. This executive
will serve as subject matter expert to ensure fair and equitable pay and create sustainable and competitive total rewards strategies.

The Vice President, Total Rewards reports to the Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer and will work closely with members of the senior leadership team, board of directors, and
compensation committee. This leader is a trusted partner and advisor within the HR function and to the business.

The Organization

Duties and Responsibilities

• The Vice President of Total Rewards will develop, evolve, and align PCH’s total rewards
strategy to the goals of the organization to ensure it drives business results, enables hiring and
retention, and ensures an exceptional employee experience.
• Stay abreast of emerging trends and proactively drive strategic compensation and benefits
decisions and deliver creative, competitive, and analytically driven compensation programs for
all levels of the organization.
• Create the business case for plans and programs that are aligned with the corporate strategies;
communicate PCH’s compensation and total rewards strategy to stakeholders, including the
• Provides strategic and operational leadership in the design, development, implementation,
administration, and communication of the PCHs Total Rewards program including health,
welfare, wellness, retirement, base pay, incentives and other rewards and perquisites.
Analyzes current rewards programs to ensure they align with the business strategy and
optimize the ability to attract and retain top talent.
• Oversees the design and administration of compensation programs including all aspects of
executive and physician compensation. Ensures all aspects of the program remain compliant
with all relevant Federal and State laws and regulations.
• Develops Total Rewards philosophy and supporting policies and practices that serve the overall
best interests of the health system.
• Ensure employees and leaders understand and value the total rewards offered by the
organization and seek feedback to optimize these rewards to meet their needs.

• Acts as Chair of the Retirement Investment Committee which oversees and reviews a) the
investments of the assets of the Section 401(k) and 457 plans sponsored by PCH and b) the
administration of the Plans.
• May staff the Board of Directors Compensation committee and present to the Board as
• Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as requested.

Qualifications and Requirements


● Bachelor’s in business, human resources or related field Required
● Master’s degree in business or related field Preferred
● Industry certifications, such as SPHR, CCP, CEBS, CBP Preferred


The Ideal Candidate

We are looking for someone with extensive and lengthy experience in healthcare compensation.
Someone who can develop and implement a comprehensive compensation strategy aligned with the
organization’s goals and values. This includes designing competitive salary structures, incentive
programs, and benefits packages. This person will be responsible for staying abreast of emerging trends
and best practices in healthcare compensation and benefits. This leader will be able to demonstrate the
ability to facilitate the transition of the organization from a standalone hospital to a health system,
ensuring that compensation practices are scalable and adaptable to the evolving needs of the
organization. They will need to demonstrate financial intelligence in managing compensation budgets
effectively while balancing the need for competitiveness and fairness.

This person must work well under pressure and have a strong comfort level for deadlines and working in
a fast-paced environment.

More About the Organization

Phoenix Children's Hospital

Phoenix Children’s has provided hope, healing, and the best healthcare for children since it was
established in 1983, growing to become one of the leading pediatric healthcare systems in the country.
With a medical staff of nearly 1,000 pediatric specialists and over 6800 staff, Phoenix Children’s provides
inpatient, outpatient, trauma, and emergency care across more than 75 pediatric subspecialties, the
most comprehensive pediatric care available in the state. The Hospital’s Centers of Excellence have
grown in size and expertise to place them on par with some of the most prestigious of their kind in the
United States.

The 13th consecutive year, Phoenix Children’s is ranked among the nation’s “Best
Children’s Hospitals and is the No. 1 children’s hospital in Arizona. Phoenix Children’s is
the only children’s hospital in Arizona ever to be recognized by U.S. News & World

Over the next five years, Phoenix Children’s will build on its achievements and accelerate its investments
in the people, research, technologies, and programs that will solidify its position as a world-class hospital
for decades to come. That means recruiting clinical staff, providers and physician-scientists who will
change the shape of medicine from right here in Phoenix; fostering discoveries that will improve the
quality and length of children’s lives; establishing groundbreaking, destination programs that will attract
young patients from around the world; and driving innovations that will give ill and injured children
hope beyond their wildest dreams.

Phoenix Children’s is one of the nation’s largest pediatric health systems. It comprises Phoenix
Children’s Hospital—Thomas Campus, Phoenix Children’s Hospital— East Valley at Dignity Health Mercy
Gilbert Medical Center, four pediatric specialty and urgent care centers, 11 community pediatric
practices, 20 outpatient clinics, two ambulatory surgery centers, and seven community-service-related
outpatient clinics throughout the state of Arizona.

Phoenix Children’s Hospital – East Valley
Last year in 2023, Phoenix Children’s opened the Mercy Gilbert Medical Center campus. The five-story,
state-of-the-art hospital offers 24 pediatric beds, a 24-bed pediatric emergency department, surgical
services and diagnostic imaging. The centerpiece of the hospital is the Dignity Health and Phoenix
Children’s Women’s and Children’s Pavilion, which integrates top-quality pediatric and maternity care
and offers 24 labor and delivery rooms, 48 postpartum beds and a 60-bed Level III neonatal intensive
care unit (NICU).

Phoenix Children’s Specialty Clinics – Gilbert
These clinics opened to provide East Valley families with comprehensive pediatric specialty health
services closer to home. The clinics bring together Arizona’s top pediatric subspecialists in high- demand
areas including cardiology, orthopedics, cancer care and more.
Phoenix Children’s Hospital West Valley
The West Valley’s population is projected to grow at twice the national rate between now and 2025.
Phoenix Children’s is growing its specialty, surgical, inpatient, sports physical therapy and emergency
care to make it easy for West Valley kids to get the highly specialized pediatric health services they need
and deserve.

Phoenix Children’s Hospital – Arrowhead Campus
This three-story pediatric hospital in Glendale will offer inpatient care, an emergency department, a
surgery center and a multi-specialty clinic. Plans call for 24 inpatient beds, six operating rooms, two
minor procedure rooms, 30 emergency bays/trauma rooms, and a 45,000-square-foot clinic to house
orthopedics, neurology, cardiology, oncology, and numerous other in-demand specialties.
Phoenix Children’s – Avondale Campus
Located in Avondale, this campus will include a 71,250-square foot multi-specialty clinic offering care in
high-need specialties including cardiology, orthopedics and psychology. A freestanding emergency
department will offer 24/7 emergency care; 40 triage, treatment and resuscitation patient rooms; six
fast-track beds; and comprehensive imaging services. The clinic opened in 2022; the emergency
department is slated to open in 2023.

Strategic Areas of Focus
• Growth: Phoenix Children’s will grow by expanding service
fines; enhancing geographic coverage; aligning with physicians,
hospitals, and networks; expanding research and academic
programs; and improving financial performance.
• Integration: Phoenix Children’s will become a clinically integrated organization aligned with
physicians and organizations committed to improving quality across a full range of care while
effectively managing the total cost of care.
• Quality: Phoenix Children’s will identify and implement changes that continually improve
clinical quality, patient safety and customer service, using evidence-based best practices.


Kety Duron

Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer for Phoenix Children’s

Kety Duron is Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer for Phoenix Children’s, one of the nation’s fastest-growing
pediatric health systems. She has decades of experience in healthcare leadership and currently oversees the system’s talent
recruitment and management, workforce engagement, leadership development and organizational transformation.

Most recently she was with City of Hope, overseeing HR Strategy for more than 7,800 employees and launched numerous impactful
programs designed to maximize recruitment, retention and engagement.

Before leading HR at City of Hope, Duron served as Vice President of HR at Stanford Health Care and held various human resources leadership roles at UCLA Health for over 25 years.

Duron regularly speaks on the role of the CHRO in the future, including upskilling and reskilling talent; diversity, equity and inclusion; and women in leadership, and recently presented at CxO
Forum and Modern Healthcare’s Women in Leadership Conference. She earned a bachelor’s degree in physics from the University of Athens in Greece, and a Master of Business
Administration from Pepperdine University. She also completed leadership development programs at UCLA and Stanford University.