Steven Hurwitz, VP of Human Resources and Communications
Steven Hurwitz is Vice President, Chief Human Resources and Communications Officer for the Health Care District of Palm Beach County, a diverse public health care system with more than 1,300 employees. The safety net health system encompasses a nationally-recognized trauma system, a skilled nursing facility, a rural teaching hospital, school-based health clinics, pharmacies, a network of primary care and dental clinics that operate as Federally Qualified Health Centers and health coverage for eligible, uninsured residents.
Steven has more than 25 years of experience in leading human resource teams in health care, technology, retail and manufacturing industries. His career includes executive positions at Starbucks Coffee Company as well as Seattle Children’s, a pediatric hospital and research institute with 5,500 employees.
Before joining the Health Care District, Steven served as a human resource business development executive with a health care start-up firm in Seattle, Washington. Prior to that, he served as the Chief Human Resource Officer for a physician-owned outpatient health clinic with five locations in Vancouver, Washington.
Steven earned a Master of Business Administration in Business and Human Resources and a Master of Science in Industrial/Organizational Psychology at Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne, Florida. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Business from Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York.
Steven has served on the Board of Directors of Providence Hospital Health Systems and Big Brothers Big Sisters, where he is a Big Brother. He has also volunteered for the American Heart Association and United Way.