Denise Bowen serves as the Chief of Staff – HR for Providence. In this role, Denise partners across HR to define and advance our aspirational people strategies and organization of the future, continue our focus on improving communication and engagement, and ensure operational discipline to maximize the impact and value of our HR organization. Additionally, Denise is leading our virtual work initiative, working across Providence to develop and implement a modern, flexible, and engaging strategy for 20,000 clinical and administrative caregivers.
Prior to joining the HR team, Denise served as a leader in Providence’s strategy division where she established and led the Strategic Implementation team. Denise was responsible for driving progress on several strategic initiatives, including Providence brand integration efforts, growth and experience strategies, and several confidential partnerships. She also served as a core team member on Providence’s “Accelerating to Health 2.0” transformation efforts, a commitment to deconstruct the current health system while delivering quadruple aim outcomes. These transformation efforts included reorganizing our structure, diversifying our revenue streams, strategically deploying capital, and modernizing the way administrative services are delivered.
Prior to her first role at Providence as an administrative fellow, Denise spent time consulting with Group Health and as a Technical Manager at Epic Systems Corporation. She has held a place on the board of Boyer Children’s Clinic in Seattle since 2013 and currently serves as vice president on the executive committee. Throughout her career, Denise has demonstrated an ability to bring people together and accelerate results.
Denise graduated with a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) and Masters of Health Administration (MHA) from the University of Washington and received a Bachelor of Science in Psychobiology from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).
Bio posted March 2021
Increasing Flexibility, Engagement and Collaboration with Virtual Work at Providence