Flagstaff Medical Center selects new vice president of Ancillary Services

Feb. 6, 2012

Flagstaff Medical Center (FMC) has selected Irwin Bloom, B.S., M.B.A., to serve as its new vice president of Ancillary Services. Bloom replaces Roger Schuler, M.A., M.H.A., who recently retired after serving as FMC’s vice president of Ancillary Services since 2004. Bloom’s role will focus on the oversight of FMC’s Children’s Health Center; and Behavioral Health, Therapy, Nutrition, Environmental, Security, Facilities and Plant Operations services. Bloom was selected after an extensive search and interview process that included FMC administration, physicians and directors.

With more than 30 years of experience in healthcare leadership, Bloom brings extensive knowledge of healthcare administration and program management to FMC. Bloom has served in healthcare administrative roles including chief operating officer, chief executive officer, executive director and consultant. Bloom’s expertise includes administration and management, physician and staff development, strategic planning, financial oversight and program development. Bloom has worked throughout the U.S. in prestigious medical facilities such as John Hopkins Healthcare Systems, Baltimore, Md.; Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Newark, N.J.; and D.C. Health & Hospitals Public Benefit Corp., Washington, D.C.

“I am honored to join the healthcare team at Flagstaff Medical Center,” Bloom said. “FMC is committed to providing comprehensive healthcare and creating innovative programs to serve its patients. I am excited to be part of such a reputable regional healthcare facility.”

Bloom earned his Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Baltimore, Baltimore, Md.; and his Master’s of  Business Administration at Loyola College, Baltimore, Md.

Flagstaff Medical Center is a 270-bed, nonprofit hospital serving Northern and Central Arizona. More than 2,000 professional and support staff are employed at FMC. The active medical staff is comprised of nearly 200 physicians representing various medical specialties. FMC is a part of Northern Arizona Healthcare, which also serves patients through Verde Valley Medical Center, Northern Arizona Homecare and Hospice, and Guardian Air.          

To learn more about programs and services offered at Flagstaff Medical Center, visit or call 928 779-3366.