”Suzanne is a proven leader whose expertise, compassion and dedication to patient care will be a positive impact on our hospital and the surrounding community,” said Zach McCluskey, chief executive officer of Johnston-Willis Hospital. “We look forward to working with her and know that she will continue to promote growth and excellence for our dynamic team.”
Bertsch comes to Johnston-Willis from Lawnwood Regional Medical Center & Heart Institute in Fort Pierce, Fla., where she served as assistant chief nursing officer. She joined Lawnwood in January 2015, and since 2016, also has served as the interim chief nursing officer. She has been a member of the HCA family since 2002, recently celebrating her 15-year anniversary. Prior to joining Lawnwood, she was the assistant chief nursing officer at Memorial Hospital in Jacksonville, Fla.
She received her nursing degree from Florida Community College and attended Nova Southeastern University, where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing and a Master’s Degree in Healthcare Science with a concentration in leadership.