Jacquelyn Demianczyk 

Jacquelyn Demianczyk; Director; Human Resources (HR); consent signed; portrait;

Top Woman in Wellness and HR award recipient by Ragan Communications 

UPMC Passavant Human Resource Director and Pine Township resident Jacquelyn (Jacquie) Demianczyk recently won a prestigious honor. Jacquie was selected as a Top Woman in Wellness and HR by Ragan Communications. Ragan (based out of Chicago) annually celebrates top female workplace wellness and Human Resources professionals in more than 20 categories; she was named the “Dynamic Doer.” 

Jacquie has been working at UPMC for the past 8.5 years. She has been at Passavant for the past 4.5 years, serving both the McCandless and Cranberry Township hospital locations. Before joining the Passavant staff, Jacquie worked at UPMC Children’s and UPMC Corporate Services.           


Jacquelyn Demianczyk
Top Woman in Wellness and HR award recipient by Ragan Communications

Due to the ongoing pandemic, the day-to-day hospital practices and routines have proven to be more difficult. “We’re seeing unprecedented challenges in our workforce as we experience the ‘Great Resignation.’ I hear a lot lately, ‘Wow, it must be hard to be in HR at a hospital right now,’ but my challenges are nothing compared to what our front-line employees have experienced. I’ve lived in the North Hills most of my life (and was born at Passavant hospital) and get the greatest reward from knowing I can impact the recruitment and retention of the amazing people that provide care to our community, my family and friends. I’m extraordinarily proud to work for UPMC Passavant,” Jacquie said. 

Jacquie and the rest of the UPMC Passavant staff have managed to find ways to cope. “Flexibility has been the key in the past two years.  As soon as you think you know what is happening with this pandemic, things change, so we’ve learned to adapt very quickly. I found myself involved in things I never imagined I would be, and while it was challenging, it was also really rewarding,” Jacquie added. 

She is grateful to be chosen for Ragan’s “Dynamic Doer” award.  “I am honored to be recognized but honestly, I feel I’m just doing my job. I really love what I do,” Jacquie noted. 

The administration at Passavant appreciates her dedication. Jacquie’s boss, Eric McIntosh, who is the Vice President of Human Resources, at UPMC Passavant, values her loyalty, as he states, “Jacquie is a true champion of our employees, of our values and is an extraordinary leader. She has built and developed one of the strongest HR teams in the world. Her team is constantly recognized as one of the highest performing HR teams at UPMC because of her leadership.” 

By: Paula Green