St. Francis Selects New COO

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Franciscan St. Francis Health-Mooresville has named Peter Murphy senior vice president and chief operating officer. He most recently served as president of KM Global Solutions Inc., a business he founded. October 3, 2013

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MOORESVILLE, Ind. - Peter J. Murphy has been appointed senior vice president and chief operating officer for Franciscan St. Francis Health-Mooresville.

In that role, Murphy will be responsible for overseeing all operations at the 116-bed Mooresville facility, which is one of three hospitals in the Central Indiana Region of Franciscan Alliance. The other two facilities are Franciscan St. Francis-Indianapolis and Franciscan St. Francis-Carmel. Franciscan Alliance is a Catholic health-care system based in Mishawaka, Ind., which owns and operates 11 hospitals in Indiana and two hospitals in Illinois.

He most previously served as founder and president of KM Global Solutions, Inc., a management company specializing in personal health record software development, hospital/physician revenue opportunity support, pain management services and destination health care service development. He also served as president of Legacy Health Consulting and myPHI.

Murphy is not new to Franciscan Alliance. He served as chief executive officer for Franciscan St. James Health in Illinois. During his 18-year tenure, he oversaw the acquisition of what is now known as Franciscan St. James-Olympia Fields and its integration with the Chicago Heights campus. He led facility design efforts of a 400,000-square-foot expansion that earned the national distinction as a Top 10 Most Innovative Facility.

His focus on quality at Franciscan St. James led to national recognition by HealthGrades with its Distinguished Award for Clinical Excellence and by Solucient as a Top 100 Cardiovascular Hospital.

"As a former Franciscan Alliance employee and a person committed to community service, Peter is grounded in our health system's mission and values," said Robert J. Brody, president and chief executive officer for Central Indiana Region. "He brings an intimate knowledge of what it takes to drive organizational excellence and will play a key role in leading our Mooresville campus."

Murphy received his undergraduate degree from St. Louis University and earned his master’s in health care administration from Washington University School of Medicine. He is a Diplomate in the American College of Healthcare Executives and holds memberships in several professional and civic organizations.

Located at 1201 Hadley Road, Franciscan St. Francis-Mooresville is a full-service hospital and serves residents in Morgan County and surrounding area. It offers the only emergency department in northern Morgan County. The campus also is home to the internationally recognized Center for Hip & Knee Surgery and the renowned Kendrick Colon and Rectal Center.

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