Bernadette Spong oversees all facets of financial operations for Orlando Health. These areas include finance, supply chain, information services, revenue management, asset strategy and care coordination. Bernadette joined the organization in 2015. Since her arrival, Orlando Health’s bond rating has been upgraded by Moody’s Rating Agency from A3 to A2. Orlando Health issued $310 million of refinanced debt in April 2016 saving the organization over $30 million. Bernadette has brought financial transparency to the organization, teaching healthcare finance classes to nursing leaders and other clinicians.
Prior to joining Orlando Health, Bernadette served as SVP/CFO of network hospitals for the $3.4 billion University of North Carolina HealthCare system in Chapel Hill and CFO of UNC Rex Health Care.
Bernadette is a licensed CPA in Florida and North Carolina. She holds a BS in Accounting from the University of North Carolina-Greensboro and an MBA from Elon University. She has received numerous honors and awards, including the Becker’s Hospital Review 2015 “131 Women Hospital and Health System Leaders to Know” and Becker’s Hospital Review 2016 “150 Hospital and Health System Chief Financial Officers to Know”. Bernadette was the luncheon speaker at the 2016 Orange Appeal Orlando Women’s Conference where she spoke about her experience as a CFO.