Sydney Bersante, RN

Market President, Pierce County
St. Clare Hospital and St. Joseph Medical Center

Syd Bersante serves as the Market President for CHI Franciscan Health in Pierce County providing executive leadership and oversight to St. Clare Hospital in Lakewood and St. Joseph Medical Center in Tacoma. Prior to this position, Bersante served as president of St. Joseph Medical Center in Tacoma.

A registered nurse, Bersante joined CHI Franciscan in 1990 and has held executive positions at both St. Francis Hospital in Federal Way and St. Clare Hospital in Lakewood in addition to her position at St. Joseph Medical Center.

She earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Washington and a master’s degree in business administration from City University.

Bersante has served on the boards of the Pierce County Chapter of the March of Dimes, the American Heart Association of Pierce County and the American Hospital Association National Policy Board.

She is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and the Northwest Organization of Nurse Executives.

Members of the news media who want to interview St. Joseph Medical Center President Syd Bersante should contact CHI Franciscan Health media relations at 253-382-3889 or email