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Northern Arizona Healthcare announces new medical group president

Dr. Pasquale Bernardi to join NAH on June 1  

Northern Arizona Healthcare (NAH) announced today that Dr. Pasquale Bernardi will join the health system as President of Northern Arizona Healthcare Medical Group (NAHMG) on June 1. 

Dr. Bernardi will report to NAH President and CEO Flo Spyrow, and work closely with the organization’s senior leadership, physicians and employees to fulfill NAH’s mission of improving health, healing people. As NAHMG President, Dr. Bernardi will strengthen NAH’s physician-led medical group and will have a particular focus on continuously improving NAH’s ability to deliver exceptional patient care throughout its service area in northern Arizona.  

“We are pleased to welcome Dr. Bernardi to NAH. He is a talented, trusted physician who shares our commitment to delivering high-quality care to every patient, every time,” Spyrow said. “I am confident that his experience as a physician and senior leader of regional and national healthcare systems will be a significant benefit for NAH’s patients and the communities we serve.”  

A board-certified pediatrician, Dr. Bernardi has more than 20 years of leadership experience in health systems, hospitals and academic settings, and has a proven track record of integrating new healthcare specialties and practices. Dr. Bernardi will join NAH from Ascension Medical Group Wisconsin, where he currently serves as the Clinical Vice President for a multi-specialty group of 500 providers.  

Throughout his career, he has successfully implemented processes to improve the quality of care delivered to patients in collaboration with physicians and colleagues at Ascension Medical Group Wisconsin as well as Centegra Health Systems in Illinois and Johns Hopkins Community Physicians in Maryland.   

“I am thrilled to join Northern Arizona Healthcare and look forward to working with the outstanding providers, colleagues, and leaders there to build on the excellent service the health system provides to all of the communities of northern Arizona,” Dr. Bernardi said.  “It is an honor to have been chosen for the role and I am excited to be part of an organization that strives to treat each patient with the highest quality of care.”  

Dr. Bernardi earned his medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and completed his residency in pediatrics at the University of Virginia. He has a bachelor’s degree in biology from Washington & Jefferson College.