Florence L. Spyrow, MSN, MPA/MHA, JD, FACHE, was named NAH president and CEO in Oct. 2018 after serving as interim president and CEO for six months. She joined Northern Arizona Healthcare as Chief Administrative Officer of Flagstaff Medical Center in 2015. Prior to joining NAH, Florence served as Interim Chief Executive Officer at Healthtech Management Services in Geneseo, Ill., where she directed and coordinated hospital activities and employed physician practices at Hammond-Henry Hospital.
Previously, Florence served as Senior Vice President of Operations for Genesis Health System, a top-100 health system spanning 10 counties in Iowa and Illinois and including five hospitals, three nursing homes, and a 180-member physician group. Before that, she served as Vice President of Hospital Operations for Trinity Regional Health System in Rock Island, Ill., which includes three hospitals and a College of Nursing & Health Sciences. A visionary, value-based leader, Florence has transformed organizational cultures to achieve and sustain exceptional, cost-effective results.
Florence earned a bachelor’s in nursing from San Jose State University in San Jose, Calif.; a master’s of public administration/health administration from Portland State University in Portland, Ore.; a master’s in nursing from Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland, Ore.; and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Iowa in Iowa City. She is licensed to practice law in Iowa and Illinois. She is also a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.