Debbie Walkenhorst Joins Cielo Healthcare as Senior Vice President

Debbie WalkenhorstBROOKFIELD, WI – December 16, 2015 – Cielo Healthcare (formerly Pinstripe Healthcare), the world’s leading pure-play provider of global Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) solutions for the healthcare industry, today announced that Debbie Walkenhorst has joined the organization as Senior Vice President.

Debbie is a seasoned senior human resources executive who aligns and operationalizes workforce strategies to meet organizational needs. Her experience has made her an expert at repositioning talent functions from transactional to strategic, while creating centers of excellence that deliver operational efficiency. She began her journey in the healthcare industry as a registered nurse, which ensures she keeps a focus on efficient operations and quality outcomes. Debbie most recently served in senior HR roles of escalating responsibility for SSM Health Care, ending her tenure with the organization as System Vice President, Talent Management.

Debbie Walkenhorst was inspired to join the firm because, “Cielo Healthcare’s leaders are visionary people striving to meet the escalating healthcare talent needs through innovative solutions that focus on quality and service. Knowing firsthand the results a Cielo Healthcare partnership can deliver to hospitals and health systems, I am honored and excited to join the Cielo Healthcare team.”

A former client, Debbie’s impact on Cielo Healthcare began long before her decision to formally join the organization last month. “Just as Cielo Healthcare’s solutions improved the talent acquisition function at SSM Health Care, as a client partner, Debbie’s high standards and transparent partnership improved Cielo Healthcare’s ability to deliver service excellence and quality outcomes to our clients. I am thrilled she has finally decided to join our team,” said Jill Schwieters, President of Cielo Healthcare.

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Cielo Healthcare is the world’s leading provider of Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) solutions for the healthcare industry. Cielo Healthcare leverages its deep healthcare expertise, customized, innovative solutions and entrepreneurial agility to enable healthcare organizations improve the quality and cost of patient care. Cielo Healthcare knows talent is rising – and with it, healthcare’s opportunity to rise above. For more information, visit