Leslie Flake named Chief Financial Officer

Leslie Flake

Orlando, FL (April 6, 2022) – David Strong, president and chief executive officer, Orlando Health, has named Leslie Flake, BSN, MBA, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the organization. She replaces Bernadette Spong, who is retiring. Ms. Flake was the unanimous selection of the corporate leadership team following a nationwide search. She will join Orlando Health in summer 2022.

“We are extremely pleased to have Leslie join Orlando Health,” said Mr. Strong. “Her leadership, experience and expertise in financial direction and oversight of integrated healthcare systems will be instrumental as we continue to evolve and adapt to the changing healthcare environment.”

Ms. Flake has more than 20 years of experience as a finance leader in not-for-profit and for-profit integrated healthcare systems. Most recently, she served as senior vice president of finance at Spectrum Health, a not-for-profit hospital system based in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The 14-hospital system has more than 31,000 team members, $9 billion in net revenue, a medical group and the nation’s third-largest provider-sponsored health plan. Previously, Ms. Flake served as CFO and chief compliance officer for Banner Health Medical Group and its 1,500-plus providers in six western states.

Ms. Flake earned a Bachelor of Science in nursing and a Master of Business Administration from Brigham Young University. She has served as a board member for several community and business organizations during her career. She and her husband, Jim, will relocate to Central Florida later this spring.


About Orlando Health

Orlando Health, headquartered in Orlando, Florida, is a not-for-profit healthcare organization with $7.6 billion of assets under management that serves the southeastern United States.

Founded more than 100 years ago, the healthcare system is recognized around the world for its pediatric and adult Level One Trauma program as well as the only state-accredited Level Two Adult Trauma Center in the St. Petersburg region. It is the home of the nation’s largest neonatal intensive care unit under one roof, the only system in the southeast to offer open fetal surgery to repair the most severe forms of spina bifida, the site of an Olympic athlete training facility and operator of one of the largest and highest performing clinically integrated networks in the region. Orlando Health has pioneered life-changing medical research and its Graduate Medical Education program hosts more than 350 residents and fellows. The 3,200-bed system includes 16 wholly-owned hospitals and emergency departments; rehabilitation services, cancer and heart institutes, imaging and laboratory services, wound care centers, physician offices for adults and pediatrics, skilled nursing facilities, an in-patient behavioral health facility, home healthcare services in partnership with LHC Group, and urgent care centers in partnership with FastMed Urgent Care. Nearly 4,500 physicians, representing more than 90 medical specialties and subspecialties have privileges across the Orlando Health system, which employs more than 23,000 team members. In FY21, Orlando Health served nearly 160,000 inpatients and nearly 3.6 million

outpatients. During that same time period, Orlando Health provided approximately $648 million in total value to the communities it serves in the form of charity care, community benefit programs and services, community building activities and more. Additional information can be found at, or follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @orlandohealth.

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