Ms. Valla joins the physical rehabilitation hospital with an extensive and diverse background in the human resources field. Most recently, she served as Assistant Director of Employee Relations with the New York State Department of Health in Albany. In this capacity, Ms. Valla oversaw labor relations for the department and was involved with training and employee supervision initiatives. Previously, she served in various human resources capacities with the Office for People With Developmental Disabilities.
At Helen Hayes Hospital, Ms. Valla will be responsible for managing the full spectrum of the human resources function, from supervising recruitment and hiring to handling labor relations. She will be directly responsible for the hospital’s Human Resources staff, including employees in personnel, benefits and education.
“We are very happy to welcome Ms. Valla to Helen Hayes Hospital,” states Kathleen Martucci, Chief Operating Officer. “Her diverse background in the human resources and labor relations field, as well as her strong communication skills and dedication to quality patient care, will serve both our hospital’s staff and patients well.”
Ms. Valla says, “I look forward to working with the outstanding team here at Helen Hayes and contributing to the exceptional workforce and supportive environment that makes the hospital the region’s first choice in rehabilitation.”
Helen Hayes Hospital is one of the nation’s leading specialty physical rehabilitation hospitals, offering both acute and subacute rehabilitation care, as well as an array of outpatient therapy and specialized services. The hospital is owned by the New York State Department of Health and is affiliated with the New York Presbyterian Healthcare System.