Sydney Bersante, RN

St. Joseph Medical Center

Syd Bersante has served as president of St. Joseph Medical Center in Tacoma since November 2007. She also provides regional executive oversight for CHI Franciscan Health women’s care, cardiovascular, diagnostic imaging, and pharmacy service lines.

A registered nurse, Bersante joined the Franciscan organization in 1990 and held executive positions at both St. Francis Hospital in Federal Way and St. Clare Hospital in Lakewood prior to her current post 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