Northern Arizona Healthcare announces leadership changes

Northern Arizona Healthcare (NAH) announced today a change in NAH leadership. Florence Spyrow has stepped down as the system President and Chief Executive Officer. Following this decision, Josh Tinkle, NAH Chief Operating Officer, has been named acting CEO by the NAH Board of Directors, effective immediately.

“We are grateful for the many years of service to the system and wish Flo all the best in the coming years,” said Bill Riley, Chairman of the NAH Board of Directors. Spyrow added, “I am proud of NAH’s many accomplishments during my tenure.”

Tinkle has been with NAH since 2019 and he previously served as acting CEO during Spyrow’s family leave in late 2021 and early 2022.  

NAH will launch a national search for an individual to fill the role of CEO permanently.

“We will find the right candidate in the next six to nine months,” said Riley. “We will be forming a hiring task force comprising NAH boards members to reach out to the communities we serve, including our health care providers and key stakeholders, to solicit their input on qualifications for our next CEO.”

“We are privileged to serve northern Arizona communities and remain grateful to our patients who have entrusted us with their care. We are confident that Josh will help NAH move forward successfully during this transition,” concluded Riley.