Houston, TX (July 7, 2014) – St. Joseph Medical Center (SJMC) and St. Joseph Medical Center in the Heights are pleased to welcome their new CEO, Mark Bernard.
For the last 18 years, Bernard served as the CEO of Northeast Methodist Hospital, part of the Methodist Healthcare System in San Antonio. During the first 10 of those 18 years, he was also the CEO of Metropolitan Methodist Hospital, the “downtown” facility of that healthcare system.
Before his time with the Methodist Healthcare System, Bernard served as the CEO of Southwest General Hospital in San Antonio and Garland Community Hospital in Garland.
Throughout his career, Bernard has been successful in improving employee engagement, strengthening medical staff relations, growing service lines and improving quality metrics.
Bernard earned both his Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology and his Master of Hospital Administration degree from the University of Iowa. He is married to Kay, his wife of 26 years and the proud father of a 23-year-old daughter and 20-year-old son.
With his extensive experience in hospital leadership and operations, Mark will be a valuable resource to the St. Joseph Medical Center team.