Beaumont Appoints New Chief Compliance Officer, Loses Chief Human Resources Officer

Gina Arnett Thompson headshot
Courtesy of Beaumont Health

Beaumont Health based in Southfield announced that Gina Arnett Thompson has been appointed as its new senior vice president and chief compliance officer.

Thompson will join Beaumont from CommonSpirit Health in its MercyOne central Iowa market. She is a veteran of the health care industry, with almost 30 years of experience, including a decade of clinical and operational experience as a registered nurse and almost 20 years of legal, regulatory, and compliance experience as a licensed, practicing attorney.

Along with this news, Beaumont announced that Aaron Gilingham, senior vice president and chief human resources officer and interim chief compliance officer, will be leaving the system to join UnityPoint Health in Des Moines, Iowa as its new senior vice president and chief human resources officer.

“I’m so proud of all we have accomplished at Beaumont Health,” says Gilingham. “Over the past few years, I have been in awe of the dedication and commitment I have seen from our staff throughout the pandemic. It was not an easy decision to leave Beaumont, but I am looking forward to the opportunity to work at UnityPoint Health.”

Beaumont soon will begin both an internal and external search for a new chief human resources officer. Until then, Lisa Ouellette, vice president of human resources at Beaumont, Troy, Grosse Pointe, and shared services, has been appointed interim chief human resources officer.

“Aaron provided strategic support across all Human Resources functions including talent management, total rewards, employee health and safety, HR operations, and diversity, equity and inclusion,’ says John Fox, CEO of Beaumont Health. “During the past 18 months, Aaron has led HR through many challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic, including launching the Employee Resource Center.”