Women in Business

Bernadette Spong | Orlando Health

Bernadette Spong is chief financial officer of Orlando Health, a $3.8 billion not-for-profit healthcare organization with a community-based network of physician practices, hospitals and outpatient care centers throughout Central Florida. Spong oversees all facets of financial and population health services for Orlando Health that includes finance, revenue cycle, supply chain, care coordination, information technology and physician networks.

What does Spong like best about her job that may sound daunting to some? “It is never dull,” she said. “Every day I get to work with 23,000 team members who do amazing things like delivering babies and saving lives. They’re engaged and energized about the work they do and go to extraordinary lengths for our patients. Seeing their successes and innovations help make my job at Orlando Health an exciting one.”

Spong is a licensed CPA who holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of North Carolina-Greensboro and an MBA from Elon University in North Carolina. Prior to joining Orlando Health in 2015, she served as senior vice president of finance/chief financial officer of network hospitals for the University of North Carolina (UNC) Health Care based in Chapel Hill. She held the same position for the 665-bed Rex Healthcare, one of UNC Health Care’s member systems.

Spong serves on the board of directors for Quest, Inc. and the Rollins College Crummer Graduate School of Business. Among her numerous honors and awards are the Becker’s Hospital Review 2016 and 2017 “130 Women Hospital and Health System Leaders to Know” and Becker’s Hospital Review 2017 “150 Hospital and Health System Chief Financial Officers to Know.”


ORLANDO HEALTH

1414 Kuhl Avenue

Orlando, FL 32806

(321) 843-7000

www.orlandohealth.com

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