Jason Bernd is accustomed to engaging physicians and team members to promote patient satisfaction and advance quality care. But the experienced leader also keeps an eye on the future, delivering on ambitious plans to grow services and creatively respond to a changing healthcare landscape.
Novant Health has named Bernd senior vice president and president of the South Carolina region following the not-for-profit health system’s recent acquisition of hospitals and associated operations in Mount Pleasant, Hilton Head and Hardeeville. In this new role, he will partner with the local hospital CEOs and clinical leadership team to recruit physicians and grow services, advance quality care and prioritize strategic needs. He will also help link the important work of team members with the community by building partnerships and connecting with local leaders.
Bernd, who joined Novant Health in 2006, has most recently served as president and chief operating officer of Novant Health Matthews Medical Center. He also served as president and chief operating officer of Novant Health Charlotte Orthopedic Hospital for five years, and before that held leadership roles in financial planning and analysis, heart and vascular care, cancer services and the Novant Health Medical Group.