Miami Children's Hospital
Janet Lara-Vital serves as the Director, Total Rewards and Wellness for Miami Children’s Hospital. Janet is responsible for leading the operations of the hospital’s employee benefits, compensation, HRIS and Employee Wellness services for 3,100 healthcare employees. Prior to this, Janet served as a Compensation and Benefits Manager for another local hospital.
Janet has held leadership roles in the healthcare sector for over 10 years. In the past 4 years, Janet has focused on Wellness initiatives, implementing new programs to engage, support and educate employees to help them make better healthy lifestyle choices. Janet works directly with the leadership team to ensure employee wellness continuous to be a BlueChip strategy for the organization.
In 2013, Janet implemented two successful wellness programs at Miami Children’s Hospital; an employer based weight management program and an outcomes-based program using annual biometric health evaluations to measure results. Recently, Janet received national and local recognition for her employee wellness initiatives including a live story on CBS news on Corporate Wellness and Florida Fit Friendly Company Award for worksite wellness.
Janet holds a Bachelor in Business Administration and a Master of Science in Human Resources (MSHR) from Florida International University. She is also a Certified Employee Benefits Specialist (CEBS).