May 13, 2021
San Antonio, TX – Methodist Healthcare is pleased to announce the selection of Enrique Bernal as its chief financial officer.
Since 2017, Bernal has served as chief financial officer for Methodist Hospital and Methodist Children’s Hospital. Before joining Methodist Healthcare, he was the CFO for HCA’s Las Palmas Del Sol Healthcare for five years and CFO for Tenet-owned Sierra Medical Center for five years, both in El Paso, Texas. Prior to that, he served as CFO for HCA’s Valley Regional Medical Center in Brownsville, Texas.
“One of the most gratifying activities we perform is promoting strong, proven leaders who embrace our mission of Serving Humanity to Honor God,” said Allen Harrison, president and CEO of Methodist Healthcare. “We are fortunate to have such an outstanding individual as Enrique already in our system and prepared to join our leadership team.”
During his 16 years as a CFO, Bernal has shaped financial strategies and provided financial acumen to meet established business plans and targets. Throughout his career, Bernal has successfully obtained capital funding for large expansion projects and has negotiated/developed an air medical transport program, ortho and surgical navigator programs, a transfer center program for secondary markets and two urgent care centers.
At the Methodist hospital campus, he oversaw the development and management of several capital expansion projects including a rehab unit, vascular lab, electrophysiology and cardiac catheterization lab, robotic surgery with the daVinci surgical system, Ion and Ortho platforms, and imaging expansions/replacements.
By working closely with physicians and nursing partners, he was integral in the development and growth of new hospital-based programs within extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), cardiothoracic, CAR-T and burn service lines.
Bernal is a graduate of The University of Texas at El Paso with a bachelor of business administration degree in accounting.