Novant Health’s Jason Bernd to lead efforts to advance care in South Carolina

February 13, 2024

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.


About Novant Health
Novant Health is an integrated network of hospitals, physician clinics and outpatient facilities that delivers a seamless and convenient healthcare experience to communities in North Carolina and South Carolina. The Novant Health network consists of more than 1,900 physicians and over 36,000 team members who provide care at more than 800 locations, including 19 hospitals and hundreds of outpatient facilities and physician clinics. In 2022, Novant Health provided more than $1.5 billion in community benefit, including financial assistance and services.