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St. Vincent Indianapolis Hospital Regional President Kyle DeFur is stepping down. The organization says Chief Medical Officer Joel Feldman will take over the role on an interim basis. August 1, 2014
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Today, Jonathan Nalli, CEO of St.Vincent, announced that Kyle DeFur has voluntarily resigned as regional president of St.Vincent Indianapolis Hospital, effective August 10, 2014.
Under DeFur's leadership, St.Vincent Indianapolis was named among America’s 50 Best Hospitals by Becker's Hospital Review. In addition, he continued the ministry’s tradition of being selected by consumers as the No.1 most preferred hospital in Indiana by the National Research Corporation. His direction earned St.Vincent Indianapolis the recognition as a Top 100 Hospital by Thomson Reuters, and he led the team to achieve Trauma verification from the American College of Surgeons. Prior to St.Vincent Indianapolis, Kyle served as president of St.Vincent Anderson Regional Hospital for four years.
“It has been an honor to serve as president of St.Vincent Indianapolis Hospital over the past six and a half years,” said DeFur. “I am grateful to have been given the opportunity to serve the Mission of St.Vincent.”
In the interim, Joel Feldman, MD, will lead St.Vincent Indianapolis Hospital, and report directly to Nalli. In addition, Dr. Feldman serves as the regional chief medical officer for St.Vincent Indianapolis, and will continue with this responsibility.
St.Vincent leadership will immediately begin a national search for a new regional president.
“I want to thank Kyle for his unwavering dedication and contributions to our health system,” said Nalli. “His leadership, insight and service are to be commended and I appreciate how he embodied our Core Values. I wish Kyle the best of luck in his future endeavors.”
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Driven by the faith of four Daughters of Charity who arrived in Indianapolis in 1881 with $34.77 in their pockets, the St.Vincent Hospital mission is to treat the poor and sick by following our Core Values of Service of the Poor, Reverence, Integrity, Wisdom, Creativity and Dedication. Our healthcare ministry has grown to include six Centers of Excellence: Women's, Children's, Orthopedics, Cardiovascular, Neuroscience and Cancer Care. The ageless mission of St.Vincent remains unchanged: to minister to the minds, bodies and spirits of those in need. Visit stvincent.org.Johnny Smith Jr.