BigWigs & New Gigs: Health Care
New Executives Join Columbus Regional
Columbus Regional Health has named Terrence Deis (pictured) senior vice president and chief operating officer. He has more than 25 years of healthcare leadership experience and previously served as president of three CHI Saint Joseph Health hospitals in rural Kentucky. Also, Julie McGregor has been named human resources officer vice president human resources and organizational development.
Regional Health Systems CEO Retiring
Merrillville-based Regional Health Systems has announced that President and Chief Executive Officer Bob Krumwied will retire at the end of the year. Bill Trowbridge, who currently serves as president and CEO of Michigan City-based human service organization Paladin, has been selected as Krumwied’s successor.
IU Health Promotes Bates
Indiana University Health has promoted Mandy Bates to vice president of human resources leadership. In the newly created role, Bates will provide strategic direction to regional and business unit HR teams across the state, including IU Health Physicians, where she will continue to serve as vice president of human resources until her replacement is named.
Lutheran Hospital Names CEO
Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne has named Brady Dubois chief executive officer. He previously served as president of Mosaic Life Care Medical Centers in St. Joseph, Missouri. Dubois also served as a Medical Service Corps officer for the U.S. Navy from May 2000-2007. He began his career as a recreational therapist at DeTar Health System in Victoria, Texas.
VMS BioMarketing Appoints VP
VMS BioMarketing has appointed Bradley Garrett to Vice President of their Customer Experience Center. Garrett will be responsible for ensuring teams develop education and training programs to meet strategic objectives. He previously held leadership roles at Allegion, including oversight of IT and building the customer care operations team. Garrett holds an MBA from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University and an engineering degree from Rose Hulman Institute of Technology.
Caregiver Homes of Indiana Promotes Director
Caregiver Homes of Indiana has promoted Melanie Morris as its new Indiana Director of Operations. Morris is the former Northeast Indiana District Manager. She formerly worked in case management at St. Vincent Ascension Health. Morris holds an MBA from Anderson University and a Bachelor of Social Work from Ball State University.
Primaria Names CEO
Primaria Health, a primary care-focused provider, has hired Marty O'Neill as its chief executive officer and president. In his new role, O'Neill will oversee more than 130 employees at Primaria, a joint venture between Indianapolis-based Community Health Network and Chicago primary care provider VillageMD.
Zimmer Biomet Hires VP
Zimmer Biomet has hired Carrie Nichol as Vice President, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer. Nichol previously served as Senior Vice President, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer of Endo International plc. She also was Senior VP and Controller at Haas Group. Nichol is a licensed certified accountant and holds degrees from Widener University and Villanova University.
Community Health Promotes Larsen
Community Health Network in Indianapolis has promoted Al Larsen to vice president of marketing and communications. He has been serving on an interim basis since December, 2018. Larsen joined Community in 2015 as director of communications for Community Howard Regional Health in Kokomo. Later that year, he transitioned to media relations specialist and assumed the role of executive director of communications in February,
Greene Co. Hospital Adds Patient Advocate
Greene County General Hospital has hired Jodi Barton to serve as a patient advocate. She is also developing a patient family advisory council and is available as a clinical social worker. Barton obtained her undergraduate and graduate degrees at Indiana State University and completed her social work internship with the hospital as an on-site social worker.
IU School of Medicine Promotes Kaplan
The Indiana University School of Medicine has promoted Mark Kaplan to chair of the department of microbiology and immunology. He has also been named director of basic science in Brown Center. Kaplan joined the faculty in 1998 as an assistant professor of microbiology and immunology. In 2005, he was named the director of pediatric pulmonary basic research in the department of pediatrics and was promoted to professor in 2008.
Aspire Names CFO
Aspire Indiana/Aspire Indiana Health in Noblesville has announced Tim Crockett as its chief financial officer. He previously served as CFO of Breckinridge Health, a critical access hospital in Hardinsburg, Ky. Prior to that, Crockett held roles with University of Louisville Physicians, the Jewish Hospital and St. Mary’s HealthCare, Alliant Management Services and Lafayette Home Hospital.
Franciscan Physician Network Adds Cardiologist
The Franciscan Physician Network Indiana Heart Physicians has added Shenil Shah to its practice. Shah joins a team of physicians providing care in central Indiana. He is board-certified in cardiovascular disease, nuclear cardiology, echocardiography and other fields. Shah most recently finished a cardiology fellowship at the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics. He holds degrees from Wabash College and Indiana University.
Parkdale Center Promotes Harman
Parkdale Center for Professionals in Chesterton has promoted Terry Harman to program director. He has served as program director for a state contract that provides monitoring services for impaired medical professionals. Harman entered the counseling field in 1981. Since that time, he has served adolescents and adults in a variety of government, for profit as well as not-for-profit settings.
Northeastern Center Picks Next CEO
The Northeastern Center has selected Steve Howell as its next chief executive officer. Howell has been with the Northeastern Center since 1993 and has been chief clinical officer since 2006. He holds a degree from Capella University and a post-graduate certificate from Ball State University.
Greene County General Names Surgeon
Greene County General Hospital has added board-certified general surgeon, Lucio Giovanni Palanca. Palanca has 20 years experience and will perform a range of surgeries and consultations. He is certified in surgery through the American Board of Surgery and specializes in urology. He holds a degree from the University of Santo Tomas.
IU School of Medicine Names New Leader of Neurosurgery
The Indiana University School of Medicine and IU Health Physicians have named Shelly Timmons to lead the department of neurosurgery. She previously served at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center as vice chair for administration in the department of neurosurgery and director of neurotrauma.
Regenstrief Hires Director For Aging
Susan Hickman has been selected as director of the Regenstrief Institute's Center for Aging Research in Indianapolis. She serves as a professor in the Indiana University School of Nursing and also as co-director of the IUPUI RESPECT (research in palliative and end-of life communicating and training) Signature Center.
IU Health Tipton Hospital Promotes Hicks
Indiana University Health Tipton Hospital has promoted Melissa Hicks to chief nursing officer. She previously served as interim CNO. While serving in that role, Hicks also served as director of nursing operations. She earned her doctorate in nursing practice and nursing leadership from the University of Indianapolis this year. Hicks is an Indiana University-Kokomo nursing program graduate.
Northwest Radiology Network Hires Radiologist
Northwest Radiology Network has added Matthew Brown, M.D., as a new nuclear medicine radiologist. Brown completed his radiology residency at the University of Toledo, followed by a nuclear medicine fellowship at Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology in St. Louis, MO. He holds degrees from Purdue University and the Indiana University School of Medicine.
Ascension Names Fogel CCO
Ascension has named Richard Fogel chief clinical officer for Clinical & Network Services. He currently serves as system chief clinical officer for St. Vincent. Fogel is past chief executive officer of St. Vincent Medical Group and former chair of the office of the Chief Medical Officer at St. Vincent Indianapolis.
Mahan Named Community Health Network Executive Director
Former Indiana State Representative Kevin Mahan has accepted the position of executive director, security and safety preparedness for Community Health Network. Mahan will be responsible for the strategic vision and day-to-day operations of the Network’s security services, disaster planning, emergency preparedness efforts, and network valet services.
Pet Wellness Clinics Hires Gangemi
Pet Wellness Clinics has added Dr. Valeria Gangemi to its Zionsville clinic. She previously practiced in Greenwood. Gangemi is a native of Italy, where she practiced for three years. She earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Bologna in 2011.
Medxcel Hires Two, Promotes Wood
Medxcel has promoted Mike Wood (pictured) to vice president of construction. He previously served as national director of construction. The company also named Maureen Larkins (pictured) vice president of client services and Michael Burgett area vice president. Larkins previously served as senior director of executive special projects and solutions for Ascension Holdings.
St. Joseph Hospital Names CEO
St. Joseph Hospital in Fort Wayne has named Jake Golich chief executive officer. He previously served as CEO at Mountain Vista Medical Center in Mesa, Arizona. Golich began his healthcare career as a regional hospitalist services administrator at St. Vincent’s in Indianapolis.
College of Sports Medicine Names President
The American College of Sports Medicine has elected NiCole Keith president. She is a research scientist with Regenstrief Institute and a professor and associate dean of faculty affairs at the School of Health and Human Sciences at IUPUI. Keith has been instrumental in Indianapolis health initiatives such as the Eskenazi HealthyMe program and the development of the Chase Near Eastside Legacy Center.
Omada Health Hires Lilly Executive
Omada Health has named Eli Lilly and Co. executive Wei-Li Shao chief commercial officer. He has been with Lilly for 18 years and most recently served as vice president of the company's USA neuroscience business unit. Shao also served as general manager of Lilly New Zealand and Lilly Taiwan, as well as vice president of Lilly China Diabetes. He holds an MBA from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business.
Johnson Memorial Health Announces New CEO
The Johnson Memorial Health board of trustees has named David Dunkle president and chief executive officer. He has been acting interim CEO since late February. In addition to his role as a family physician, Dunkle has served as vice president of medical affairs at JMH and is vice president of the Johnson Memorial Hospital Foundation Board.
Administrator Named at St. Vincent Williamsport
Trina Marlatt has been named Administrator for St. Vincent Williamsport. Marlatt will be responsible for the overall operations and the strategic direction of the hospital. She previously served as Chief Nursing Officer and Director of Patient care. She joined St. Vincent in 1991 and has served in various positions, including daily operations. Marlatt holds degrees from Parkview Methodist School of Nursing, Lakeview College of Nursing and Indiana Wesleyan University.
St Vincent Promotes Wehrmeister
St Vincent has promoted Erica Wehrmeister to president of the hospital's central region, which includes St. Vincent Indianapolis, St. Vincent Seton Specialty Hospital, St. Vincent Stress Center, St. Vincent Women’s, Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital and the St. Vincent Neighborhood Hospitals. She previously served as chief operating officer for St. Vincent Indianapolis.
Methodist Hospitals Appoint Assistant VP
Methodist Hospitals has appointed Maria Chicchelly to the position of Assistant Vice President, Patient Care at the Northlake Campus in Gary. Chicchelly has over 20 years of clinical and managerial experience in Acute Medical/Surgical Care, Women’s Health and Inpatient/Outpatient Behavioral Health. She has served in roles as Director of Nursing and Director of Patient Care Services at Presence Health - St. Joseph Hospital in Chicago.
IU Health Appoints COO
Michelle Janney has been appointed executive vice president and chief operating officer for Indiana University Health. Janney had been serving as interim COO for the past 10 months. She will continue to serve as chief nurse executive until that position is filled. Janney, who joined IU Health in 2015, holds a doctorate in administration and leadership from University of Toledo
Lutheran Health Network Expands Leadership Team
Fort Wayne-based Lutheran Health Network has named Mark Medley chief executive officer. He most recently served as strategic counsel to healthcare systems and investors as the president and CEO for Alee Healthcare Advisory Services. Lutheran Health Network also named Natalie Seaber chief nursing officer.
IU Health Adds VP
Dr. Karen Amstutz has joined Indiana University Health as vice president of community health. Amstutz will develop and implement IU Health’s community health programs, with an emphasis on reducing infant mortality, smoking and obesity and increasing behavioral health services. She previously was chief medical officer at Magellan Health and also worked in leadership positions at Evolent Health, xG Health Solutions and WellPoint.
Regenstrief Institute Hires VP
The Regenstrief Institute has hired Todd Saxton as its first vice president for business development. Saxton will help create and guide new business models for bringing healthcare innovations to market. He has guided the development of more than 100 strategic analyses of existing companies and more than 50 business plans. Saxton also is currently an associate professor of strategy and entrepreneurship at IU Kelley School of Business.
Methodist Hospitals Appoints New Assistant Vice Presidents
Methodist Hospitals has named Kim Innes (pictured), Julie Kerns (pictured) and Dena McCormick as assistant vice presidents. Innes has served as the hospital's orthopedic line director, Kerns as director of nursing quality and regulatory compliance.
IU Grand Challenge Initiative Names Informatics Officer
Indiana University Grand Challenge Precision Health Initiative has hired Umberto Tachinardi, MD as its chief informatics officer. The initiative is led by Indiana University School of Medicine to transform biomedical research and health care innovations. Tachinardi will also serve as professor of biostatistics and assistant dean for clinical research informatics for IU School of Medicine
Regenstrief Institute Adds VP
Regenstrief Institute has chosen Eneida Mendonca for the newly created position of vice president for research and development. Mendonca will also have an appointment as professor of pediatrics at Indiana University School of Medicine, with a secondary appointment as a professor of biostatistics. She will be responsible for the institute's biomedical informatics, health services research, aging research and implementation science.
Franciscan Health Central Indiana Appoints Legal Counsel
Franciscan Health Central Indiana has appointed Ashley Turkowski as legal counsel, effective April 1. Turkowski will be responsible for legal and regulatory oversight of three hospitals, provide counsel to leadership and staff and ensure federal and state compliance. She has served on the staff at Franciscan Health Western Indiana and Franciscan Alliance.
President Appointed for St. Vincent Heart Center
Lori Shannon has been appointed to serve as president of the St. Vincent Heart Center. Shannon will be responsible for strategically positioning the hospital and cardiovascular service line in the healthcare industry. She will work with the Board of Directors and Chair to shape the operational direction to meet community needs. Shannon previously worked as Executive Director of Navion Healthcare Solutions before joining St. Vincent Heart Center in 2014.
Ascension CEO Announces Retirement
The chief executive officer of Missouri-based Ascension, the parent of St. Vincent Health in Indiana, has announced his retirement. Anthony Tersigni says he will step down at the end of the year after more than 15 years in the role. Tersigni served as chief operating officer of Ascension Health in 2001 before being named president and CEO in 2004.
Franciscan Alliance Hires Senior VP
Randall Moore has joined Franciscan Alliance in Mishawaka as a senior vice president and chief operating officer for Franciscan Health and Care Solutions. He most recently served as president of Mercy Virtual in Chesterfield, Missouri. Moore graduated from Wabash College.
Hendricks Regional Health Hires Providers
Hendricks Regional Health has added two new providers to its medical group. Clifford Crawford specializes in primary care for adults and will serve at the group's Hendricks Regional Health Danville Internal Medicine practice. He holds a bachelor's degree from Indiana State University and his medical degree from the Indiana University School of Medicine. Travis McPike also joins the group as a nurse practitioner at Hendricks Regional Health Bainbridge Family Medicine.
IU Health Promotes Senior VP
Erin Lewis has been promoted to senior vice president and general counsel at Indiana University Health. Lewis had been vice president and deputy general counsel. She joined IU Health as an associate general counsel in 2012. Lewis' previous positions include compliance and regulatory attorney with the Faegre Baker Daniels law firm and assistant U.S. attorney in the U.S. Attorney’s Indianapolis office.
Greene County Hospital Appoints Chief Medical Officer
Greene County General Hospital has appointed Frederick Ridge chief medical officer. He also serves as the hospital's chief of staff. Ridge has an understanding of rural health care as a physician serving for decades. He has a history with rural health in Greene County as he and his wife started and maintained Indiana’s 12th rural health clinic in the early 1990s before folding their practice into the Greene County General Hospital system in 2017.
Spero Health Names Medical Director
Spero Health Inc., an integrated healthcare services organization, has hired Darrin Mangiacarne as central Indiana medical director. He will help oversee the launch of new locations and provide patient care at a northeast Indianapolis location, which is slated to open March 1. Mangiacarne previously served as co-chair of the Indiana Attorney General's Task Force and is currently president of the Indiana Society of Addiction Medicine.
IU Health Saxony Hospital Appoints COO, CMO
Indiana University Health Saxony Hospital has named Soula Banich chief operating officer and Larry Stevens chief medical officer. Banich most recently served as director of allied health and cardiovascular services at IU Health North and Saxony hospitals. Stevens is a general surgeon with a sub-specialty in advanced minimally invasive surgery. He will also serve as medical director of general surgery services development.
IU Health Names Bauer President
Indiana University Health has named Brian Bauer president of its expanding Fort Wayne services. He has been serving IU Health in a consulting role since 2017. Bauer’s healthcare executive leadership spans more than a decade, having served as chief executive officer for Terre Haute Regional Hospital and most recently as chief executive officer for Lutheran Hospital/Lutheran Health Network.
Franciscan Alliance Selects Research Administration Director
Kathleen Kioussopoulos has been appointed research director of the Franciscan Alliance Research Administration in Mishawaka. In that role, she provides leadership and oversight of all research activities for 13 Franciscan hospitals in Indiana and south-suburban Chicago. Kioussopoulos previously served as director of cardiovascular research at Franciscan Health Indianapolis.
Zon Elected President of Michiana Hematology Oncology
Michiana Hematology Oncology has elected Robin Zon president. She succeeds Rafat Ansar. Zon is only the third physician to be named president in the company’s history. Since joining Michiana Hematology Oncology, Zon has served as oncology director at Elkhart Hospital, director of oncology research at Memorial Hospital in South Bend and principal investigator for the only NCI granted Community Oncology Research group in Indiana.
IU Health Bloomington Hospital Names COO
Alan Biggs has been named chief operating officer at IU Health Bloomington Hospital. He most recently served as vice president of EMCARE/EMVISION Physicians Services. In his new role, he will oversee IU Health Bloomington Hospital’s operations, support regional initiatives and work closely with IU Health System Business Services and Southern Indiana Physicians.
Community Health Names First Chief Analytics Officer
Community Health Network named Patrick McGill to the newly-created chief analytics officer position. He will be responsible for all aspects of network analytics, including envisioning data-enabled strategies, overseeing data and analytics governance, and leading efforts to use analytics to drive innovation and network objectives. McGill has advanced through a variety of roles since joining the network in 2010 as a family physician.
St. Vincent Names Manas Regional President
Julie Manas has been named regional president of the St. Vincent North Region, which includes St. Vincent Anderson, Carmel, Fishers, Kokomo, Mercy, Randolph and Williamsport hospitals. She has more than 30 years of healthcare experience and most recently comes from Hospital Sisters Health System, Western Wisconsin Division, where she held the role of president and chief executive officer.
IU Health Names Senior VP
Blake Dye has joined Indiana University Health as a senior vice president. He is an experienced healthcare executive and will work on strategic initiatives at IU Health. Dye previously served as president of the St. Vincent Heart Center in Indianapolis, and president of Henry County Hospital in New Castle.
TRIMEDX Names Chief Marketing Officer
TRIMEDX, a leader in clinical engineering and clinical asset management services, has named LeAnne Hester chief marketing officer. She previously held leadership positions at Premier Inc., Leidos, Sg2 and Ontario Systems. Hester most recently served as chief commercial officer for PeraHealth, where she had responsibility for marketing, product management, business development and sales.
Community Health Network Names VEI President
Community Health Network has promoted Mike Hogan to president of Visionary Enterprises Inc. He most recently served as interim president and vice president of surgery operations. Since 1993, Hogan has provided operational leadership, finance support and business development services for VEI.
New CEO For Primaria Health
Indianapolis-based Primaria Health LLC will have a new leader at the end of the year. Patrick McGill, who currently serves as senior vice president of clinical strategy for Community Health Network in Indy, will become Primaria's chief executive officer in December. McGill will succeed Doug Stratton, who is retiring at the end of the year.
Community Foundation Names CIO
Jesus Delgado has joined the Community Foundation of Northwest Indiana Inc., parent company of the hospitals of Community Healthcare System, as vice president of information technology/chief information officer. He previously served as executive director of IT operations and cyber security at Rush University Medical Center and also as IT operations team leader for the MacNeal Health Network, both in Chicago.
Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital Adds Chief of Pediatric Cardiovascular Surgery
Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at St. Vincent has appointed Anthony Azakie chief of pediatric cardiovascular surgery and medical director of its Congenital Heart Program. He earned his undergraduate and medical degrees at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Azakie completed his residencies and fellowships at the University of California San Francisco and University of Toronto and is certified by the American Board of Surgery.
Good Samaritan Names Chief Medical Officer
Good Samaritan Hospital has selected Molly Weiss as chief medical officer. Weiss, who currently practices at Vincennes Orthopedics at Good Samaritan, has been a part of the hospital since she began her career in 2005. Weiss succeeds Charles Hedde, who passed away earlier this year. She has previous leadership experience at the hospital, serving as medical staff president for the past four years.
New CEO Named For MDwise
MDwise in Indianapolis has a new leader. Michigan-based McLaren Health Care, which completed its acquisition of the HMO in January, has named Bruce Hayes president and CEO. He succeeds Jim Parker, who has accepted the position of senior advisor to the secretary for health reform at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Hayes joined MDwise in 2018 as chief financial officer.
TRIMEDX Names Executive VP
TRIMEDX has named Ramy Boghdadi executive vice president of strategic client value and relationships. He has more than 20 years of leadership experience in the industry from a variety of roles at Siemens Healthcare IT, GE Healthcare, IMS Health, Berlex Laboratories and, most recently, as managing director at Accenture.
Recently-Appointed CEO Leaves St. Joseph Hospital
Less than a year into the job, the chief executive officer of St. Joseph Hospital in Fort Wayne is leaving. Karen Fordham, who was named to the position by parent company Lutheran Health Network in January, has resigned to take another position out-of-state.
IU Health Names VP
Michele Saysana has been promoted to vice president of safety, quality and performance improvement at Indiana University Health. She will also keep her position as chief quality and safety officer. Saysana previously served as a hospitalist and medical director of quality and safety at Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health.
IU Health East Central Names COO
Indiana University Health East Central has named Rodney Stevens chief operating officer for Critical Access hospitals. In this new role, he will have direct operational responsibilities for both IU Health Jay and IU Health Blackford. Stevens will continue to serve as chief nursing officer for IU Health Blackford. He has more than 35 years of progressive leadership experience.
Franciscan Health Appoints Director
Carrie Anderson has been promoted to director of the Franciscan Health Family Medicine Residency Program. She succeeds Richard Feldman who served in that position since 1981. Anderson previously served as associate director of the program. She also directed research activities, program evaluation, and clinical competencies.
IU Health Adds IT and Innovation VP
Sulabh Srivastava has joined Indiana University Health as vice president of information technology and innovation. In his new role, he will lead the Information Services’ Clinical Information Services and System Delivery departments. Srivastava previously served as chief technology officer at Sparrow Health System in Lansing, Michigan.
IU Health Selects President For South Central Region
Brian Shockney has been promoted to president of IU Health South Central Region. He has been serving on an interim basis since earlier this year. Shockney joined the hospital as COO in 2016, and prior to that served as COO of IU Health and president and CEO of Logansport Memorial Hospital.
Gilroy to Retire From St. Vincent Foundation
After more than 12 years leading the St. Vincent Foundation, Sue Anne Gilroy (pictured) will retire as vice president of development and executive director, effective June 29. Her service began as a foundation board member during her tenure as Indiana's secretary of state.
Community Health Network Appoints CFO
Community Health Network has appointed Kyle Fisher chief financial officer. He most recently served as chief executive officer and chief retail and innovation officer for Visionary Enterprises Inc. Fisher has more than 30 years of experience in finance, new business development, strategic planning and organizational leadership. He joined VEI in 2008 as chief operating officer and assumed the role of CEO in 2009.
Hopebridge Names Seib CFO
Hopebridge has named Ben Seib chief financial officer. He most recently served as system CFO for Cancer Treatment Centers of America. Hopebridge was founded in 2005 to serve the growing need for autism treatment services and to improve the lives of affected children and families.
IU Health Makes Leadership Changes
Indiana University Health has announced Blackford Hospital President Steven West will retire from his administrative duties June 10. West, who has been with the Hartford City hospital since 1998 and served as president since 2016. Additionally, the health system says Dave Hyatt, who currently serves as president of IU Health Jay Hospital in Portland, has been promoted to Critical Access Hospital President in the East Central Region.
New CEO to Lead Madison County Community Health Center
Madison County Community Health Center has named Sharon Foote chief executive officer. She relocated to Fort Wayne in 2015 from St. Louis, where she gained 47 years of experience in healthcare delivery, including a position as chief operating officer at a federally-qualified health center.
Hendricks Regional Health Makes Appointments, Promotions
Hendricks Regional Health has promoted Dr. Barry Freeman (pictured) to first vice president, chief clinical integration officer. Michael Kirschner (pictured) has been appointed vice president and chief physician practice management officer. Dennis Ressler has been named vice president of finance and chief financial officer. Also, Todd Davis has been promoted to executive director of information systems.
IU Health Adds New Leadership
IU Health has named Dan Handel as chief medical officer for the IU Health south central region. He grew up in Indiana and completed his medical training at Northwestern University. Handel served in several positions with Oregon Health and Science University before joining IU Health.
Baptist Health Floyd Names Executive Director of Finance
Baptist Health Floyd has named Cathy Kidd executive director of finance. She has been with Baptist Health since 2010. Kidd earned her bachelor’s degree in accounting from Georgetown College, master’s degrees in business administration and management, human relations and organizational behavior from the University of Phoenix and her doctorate in human resource development from the University of Louisville.
St. Vincent Makes Promotion, Appointments
Gwynn Perlich (pictured) has been promoted to chief operating officer of the southwest region for St. Vincent. She has been serving as interim COO since February 2017. Craig Polkow (pictured) has been named vice president of finance for the south region. Also, Debbie Hinton has been appointed director of the foundation for St. Vincent Evansville and St. Vincent Warrick.
CEO of Delta Dental to Retire
Laura Czelada, president and CEO of Delta Dental of Michigan, Ohio and Indiana, will retire in December after serving in the role for six years. Chief Operating Officer Goran Jurkovic has been named her successor. Jurkovic has been COO since 2016 and is responsible for business operations, administration and marketing. During Czelada’s tenure as president and CEO, the organization grew by 2.2 million subscribers—an 83 percent increase.
DeKalb Health Names First Female CEO
The board of directors for DeKalb Health have selected Tasha Eicher as chief executive officer. Eicher succeeds Craig Polkow, who resigned from the position at the beginning of the year. Eicher has served as interim CEO since Polkow's departure. Her appointment makes her the first female to serve as CEO in the Auburn hospital's 54-year history. She previously served as vice president of physician services, strategy and development for the hospital.
Derica Rice Joining CVS
The former chief financial officer of Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Co. has been named president of CVS Caremark. Derica Rice, who spent 27 years with Lilly, will take the helm of CVS Health Corp.'s pharmacy benefit management business next week. Rice's experience at Lilly included roles as CFO, executive vice president of global services, CFO of Lilly Canada and the company's European operations, general manager of Lilly's affiliate in the United Kingdom and controller.
Zimmer Biomet Appoints Senior VP of Investor Relations
Warsaw-based Zimmer Biomet Holdings Inc. has appointed Coleman Lannum senior vice president of investor relations. He has more than 15 years of Investor Relations experience in the healthcare industry. Most recently, Lannum served in a similar role for Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals. Prior to joining Mallinckrodt in 2015, he led IR at Covidien and Tyco Healthcare for nine years.
Greene County General Hospital Names Director of Marketing
Stacy Burris (pictured) has been named director of marketing at Greene County General Hospital. She will replace outgoing director Amy Lore who has accepted a position outside the hospital. Burris previously served as director of community development for Radius Indiana.
Community Health Network Names COO
Community Health Network has promoted Nichole Goddard to chief operating officer for the south region. She joined Community in 2010, as manager of the Imaging Center South and later as director of patient access, overseeing acute care and ambulatory revenue cycle operations. For the past three years Goddard served as director of medical imaging, cardiac testing, environmental services and dietary services before being named interim chief operating officer.
New CEO For Franciscan Crown Point
Mishawaka-based Franciscan Alliance has named a new chief executive officer for Franciscan Health Crown Point Hospital. Daniel McCormick (pictured) was promoted to the position after serving as vice president of medical affairs since 2014. McCormick succeeds Barbara Anderson, who was appointed senior vice president of operational transformation with Franciscan Alliance. Anderson has led the Crown Point hospital since 2015.
Mobasser Elected President of Goodman Campbell Brain And Spine
Dr. Jean-Pierre Mobasser (pictured), a neurosurgeon specializing in minimally invasive spine surgery, has been elected to serve as president of Goodman Campbell Brain and Spine. He is the third president of the practice. Mobasser serves as vice chair of the IU Department of Neurological Surgery. He will serve a three-year term, replacing Dr. Mitesh V. Shah, who held the position for six years.
Community Health Names COO of North Region
Community Health Network has promoted Donetta Gee-Weiler to chief operating officer for the north region. She began her career as an intern on the Ortho-Neuro unit during her senior year of high school. Gee-Weiler joined the Network officially after graduating and worked as a clinical tech while she attended nursing school. For the past five years, she served as vice president for the women’s and children’s product line.
Community Health Names Communications Manager
Community Health Network has named Julie Pursley Oelschlager communications manager for Community’s north region. She is an Emmy-nominated journalist and broadcast veteran with a career spanning more than 27 years in markets including Valparaiso, South Bend, Fort Wayne and Indianapolis. The last 17 years were spent covering stories in central Indiana as the morning reporter for WRTV.
Community Health Network COO Named VP
Community Health Network has promoted North Region Chief Operating Officer Kelly Barton to vice president of product line strategy - Integrated Primary Care. In her new role, she will be responsible for the network’s strategic and business development. Barton served as vice president for clinical operations for Wisconsin-based Gundersen Health System.
Methodist Hospitals Appoints Assistant VPs, Directors
Methodist Hospitals has promoted Sheila Cook and Trischa Turner to assistant vice presidents. Cook has more than 28 years of dedicated service to Methodist Hospitals, including serving as interim chief nursing officer. Turner most recently served as director of peri operative and surgical services. Also, the hospital has appointed Amy Grzyb director of food and nutrition services and Kevin Parker director of plant operations.
Parkview Regional Medical Center Names CNO
Erin LaCross has been appointed chief nursing officer for Parkview Regional Medical Center and Affiliates. She has served as vice president of nursing at PVH for nearly five years. During that time, LaCross also served as interim chief operating officer for more than six months and interim director of nursing services at PBH for more than a year.
Methodist Hospitals Announces VP, CNO
Methodist Hospitals has appointed Jim Renneker vice president and chief nursing officer. He previously worked at Loretto Hospital in Chicago in a similar position. Renneker has more than 35 years of experience and leadership in acute care, home health, hospice and long term care settings in community, academic and teaching medical centers.
Franciscan Selects Chief Nursing Officer
Franciscan Health Central Indiana has named Agnes Therady vice president and chief nursing officer. She most recently served as system chief nursing officer for Cook County Health and Hospitals in Chicago. Therady oversees all nursing-related operations and leads a corps of nearly 1,500 nurses at hospital campuses in Indianapolis, Mooresville and Carmel.
Indiana Hospital Association Promotes Three
The Indiana Hospital Association has promoted Karin Kennedy to vice president of quality and patient safety, Kaitlyn Boller to director of health policy and Laura McCaffrey to director of legislative relations. Kennedy joined IHA in 2012 as patient safety and quality advisor. Boller served as a patient safety intern for IHA in 2013 before joining the association full-time in 2014. McCaffrey joined IHA in 2016 as public affairs specialist.
Porter Health Names CEO
Porter Health Care System in Valparaiso has selected Sean Dardeau as chief executive officer. Our partners at The Times of Northwest Indiana report Dardeau, who previously served as market CEO for Mary Black Health System in South Carolina, will begin his new role February 5. Dardeau will also serve as market CEO for northwest Indiana.
St. Joseph Hospital Names CEO
Lutheran Health Network has announced Karen Fordham will become the new chief executive officer of St. Joseph Hospital in Fort Wayne. Fordham, who most recently served as president and CEO of Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital near Detroit, will begin her new role January 22. Fordham became CEO of Huron Valley-Sinai in 2015 after serving as vice president and chief operating officer at the hospital. She also previously served as president and CEO of Detroit Surgery Hospital.
WishBone Medical Names Miclot President
Warsaw-based WishBone Medical Inc. has named Andrew Miclot president. He will continue in his role as vice chairman and director on the board of directors. Miclot has almost 40 years of global medical device experience. He has been president and CEO of several medical device companies with executive leadership positions.
Aspire Indiana Health Names First Medical Director
Anderson-based Aspire Indiana Health Inc. has selected David Dwyer as its first medical director of primary care. Dwyer previously served as a doctor of internal medicine at Riverview Hospital in Noblesville. AIH says the appointment of Dwyer comes at a period of "substantial expansion" for the organization. AIH currently operates in Anderson, Elwood, Carmel and Indianapolis, and has plans to expand into Noblesville and Boone County this year.
Goshen Health Makes Leadership Changes
Goshen Health has selected Dan Nafziger as chief medical officer of Goshen Hospital. He most recently served as health officer of Elkhart County. Nafziger will succeed Larry Allen, who is moving to his new position as chief physician executive with Goshen Health.
Physicians Health Plan Adds to Team
Fort Wayne-based Physicians Health Plan of Northern Indiana Inc. has named Michelle Creager (pictured) director of medical management. She will head up PHP utilization review, case management and disease management programs, as well as lead the staff for each of these areas. Chuck Sheets has been appointed DBA/systems engineer. Also, Jeanie Sirk has been named care coordination nurse.
IU Health Physicians Names President
David Ingram (pictured) has been named president of Indiana University Health Physicians. He is currently chief medical officer of the physician group and a longtime faculty member in pediatrics at IU School of Medicine. Ingram will replace John Fitzgerald, the founding executive of IU Health Physicians, who is taking on the new role of senior vice president of population health for IU Health.
Community Health Names South Region President
Community Health Network has promoted David Kiley to south region president. He has been with Community for 25 years. Kiley practiced as an ob/gyn for more than 20 years at Community Hospital North. He earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Arizona State University, graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine and he holds a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Indianapolis.
DeKalb Health Appoints Interim CEO
DeKalb Health in Auburn has named Tasha Eicher interim president and chief executive officer. Eicher will succeed Craig Polkow, who announced last week he is leaving at the end of the year to accept a position with a larger healthcare system in southern Indiana. The health system says Eicher will assume the interim role on January 1. She will also continue in her current position as vice president of physician services, strategy and development.
Dupont Hospital Appoints Suter CEO
Fort Wayne-based Dupont Hospital has appointed Lorenzo Suter chief executive officer. Most recently, he served as chief operating officer of Baptist Medical Center in San Antonio. Suter has also served in healthcare leadership positions in Berwyn, Illinois; Dothan, Alabama; Phenix City, Alabama; Nashville, Tennessee and Bowling Green, Kentucky.
Community Foundation Names CEO
The board of directors of the Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne has named Brad Little president and chief executive officer. He was selected from a national search after Executive Director David Bennett announced he's retiring in December, after 22 years of service. Little will assume the role beginning January 8. He currently serves as president and CEO of the Ottumwa Regional Legacy Foundation, a private foundation in southeast Iowa.
Managed Health Services Names VP
Managed Health Services, an Indiana-based health maintenance entity serving Hoosier Healthwise, the Healthy Indiana Plan and Hoosier Care Connect, welcomes Daniel Rich as vice president of HIP operations. He is primarily responsible for operations of the Healthy Indiana Plan, including administering enrollment and invoicing programs, maintaining program compliance and achieving operational excellence.
Hooverwood Jewish Home Names CEO
Evan Lubline has been named chief executive officer of the Hooverwood-Indianapolis Jewish Home Inc. He most recently served as administrator at the Weils, a Montefiore senior living community in Cleveland. Under Lubline's management, the Weils Assisted Living facility received five consecutive deficiency-free Ohio Department of Health surveys and the Skilled Nursing facility is a 5-star rated Post Acute Care facility.
Eskenazi Names Chief Research and Development Officer
Christopher M. Callahan, M.D. has been named chief research and development officer of Eskenazi Health. Dr. Callahan oversees the activities of the Sandra Eskenazi Center for Brain Care Innovation.Over the past three decades, he has spent time developing, studying, and advancing new models of care designed to improve the health of older adults.
Haut Named CEO of Eskenazi Health Centers
Dr. Dawn Haut has been promoted to chief executive officer for Eskenazi Health Center. She most recently served as interim CEO. Previously Haut was chief physician executive of Eskenazi Health Center Pecar, medical director of Eskenazi Health Population Health and an associate professor of clinical pediatrics at the Indiana University School of Medicine.
IU Health Names Fitzgerald Senior VP
Indiana University Health has named Dr. John Fitzgerald senior vice president of population health. He will lead the delivery of all population health programs for the system, including IU Health Plans, the IU Health Next Generation ACO and other performance-based arrangements. Fitzgerald is a general internist by training and will continue to serve as president of IU Health Physicians until his replacement is named.
Beacon Health Details Leadership Transition
The chief executive officer of South Bend-based Beacon Health System is stepping down. Phil Newbold has served as CEO for 30 years and will be succeeded by Chief Operating Officer Kreg Gruber (pictured). The transition will officially take effect November 1. Beacon says Newbold will remain with the organization until the end of the year to "provide transitional support."
Raphael Health Center Appoints Manager
Tammy Johnson has joined Raphael Health Center as clinical manager. She has more than 16 years of nursing experience. Johnson's previously positions in the industry have included manager of practice operations for Internal Medicine, Family Practice, OB/GYN, Pediatric, Geriatric and Post-Acute practices. She holds a Master’s Degree in Nursing Administration from Indiana University.
Columbus Regional Health Names VP
Columbus Regional Health has promoted Denise Glesing to vice president of growth and strategic planning. She has been with the hospital since 1997, serving as community relations manager until 2008 when she was promoted to director of business planning and marketing.
Aspire Indiana Makes Promotions
Aspire Indiana has promoted David Speicher (pictured) to the organization's first chief technical officer. Also, Dr. Jody Horstman (pictured) has been promoted to chief clinical officer. Dr. Brett Presley has been promoted to associate medical director. Aspire has promoted Janey Trout to vice president of human resources and marketing. Also, Jim Skeel has been promoted to vice president of quality.
Columbus Regional Health Adds Medical Director
Columbus Regional Health has added Mark Tyler as medical director of PromptMed. He completed his residency in family practice at Floyd Medical Center in Rome, Georgia. Tyler is a veteran of the US Army Medical Corps with military deployment with the 86th Combat Support Hospital in Fort Campbell, Kentucky.
Riley Children's Health Names COO, CMO
Riley Children’s Health has promoted: Paul Haut to chief operating officer and Elaine Cox to chief medical officer. Haut previously served as chief medical officer and interim president from April 2015 to April 2016. Cox has served several leadership roles, including patient safety officer and most recently medical director of infection prevention.
Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation Hires Two
The Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation has hired Sarah Hawkins as senior program officer and Jeremy Smith as director of communications. Hawkins previously served in various program and strategy roles at The Mind Trust, Leadership Indianapolis and ExactTarget. Smith most recently served as a national director for Incite, the Social Impact Marketing arm of Emmis Communications.
IU Health Names CMO
Pete Voss has been named chief medical officer for the IU Health East Central Region. He is an obstetrician/gynecologist by training, specializing in minimally invasive surgery including operative laparoscopy, DaVinci robotic surgery, gynecology and high-risk obstetrics. Voss earned his bachelor’s degree from Brown University and graduated with his MD from Indiana University School of Medicine.
Wellness For Life Promotes Harrison
Wellness For Life has promoted Brianna Harrison to DPC account executive. She started with the company as an account executive. Harrison graduated from Indiana Wesleyan University's MBA-Healthcare Administration program. She completed her Bachelor's of Science in Kinesiology degree from Indiana University-Bloomington.
Eskenazi Medical Group Names CEO
Indianapolis-based Eskenazi Health has promoted Curtis Wright to president and chief executive officer of Eskenazi Medical Group. He is also an associate professor of clinical medicine at the Indiana University School of Medicine. Wright had previously served in the role on an interim basis.
Fabletics Exec Joins Hopebridge Leadership
Applied Behavior Analysis provider Hopebridge has selected Dustin Netral as its next chief operations officer. He previously served as senior vice president for Fabletics. Netral has more than 19 years of experience in various industries. At Fabletics, he led the company into brick and mortar locations from an exclusively online platform, opening 24 locations over a short period.
Eskenazi Announces New COO
Eskenazi Health has appointed Neil Johnson chief operating officer. This is Johnson’s second tenure with the hospital. He first joined as an intensive care and emergency department nurse in 1995, ultimately serving as the administrative director of the Michael & Susan Smith Emergency Department from 2001 to 2003.
Aspire Indiana Promotes Scott to CEO
Aspire Indiana has promoted Barbara Scott president and chief executive officer. She succeeds Rich DeHaven, who has retired. Scott is a well-established behavioral health industry leader and has served as the organization’s chief operating officer for the past 20 years.
Community Health Network Hires Director
Indianapolis-based Community Health Network has named Karen Lightbourne community collaborations director for the east region. She previously served as the mayor's neighborhood advocate for both Warren and Pike townships. Lightbourne also served as community builder for the Children's Museum of Indianapolis. She received a bachelor of arts degree in communications from Ball State University.
New Leadership in Place at Deaconess
The change in leadership at Evansville-based Deaconess Health System is complete. Shawn McCoy and James Porter have taken over as chief executive officer and president, respectively, following the June 30 retirement of Linda White, who had served in both roles since 2004. White announced her retirement in October, at which time both McCoy and Porter were named as successors.
Sigma Theta Tau International Names CEO
Indianapolis-based Sigma Theta Tau International has named Elizabeth Madigan chief executive officer. She most recently served as Independence Foundation Professor in Nursing Education at the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland.
Suarez Named Director of Development For NDI
The Indiana Family and Social Services Administration has named Susana Suarez director of development for the Indiana Neuro-Diagnostic Institute and Advanced Treatment Center. Suarez currently serves as executive director of communication strategies for Governor Eric Holcomb.
IU Health Names Hospital President
Indiana University Health has named Dr. Susan Moffatt-Bruce president of IU Health Methodist and University hospitals effective September 1. She is currently a professor of surgery and biomedical informatics and the chief quality, patient safety and experience officer at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.
Lutheran Announces Change in Leadership
Brian Bauer is out as chief executive officer of Lutheran Health Network in Fort Wayne. The health system says he is unable to continue in the role because "current circumstances put him in an untenable position." Mike Poore, an executive with parent company Community Health Systems, will serve as interim CEO while the network searches for a permanent replacement.
OurHealth Hires Executive VP
OurHealth has named Shelly Towns executive vice president of marketing. In her new role, she will be responsible for developing and implementing a compelling marketing strategy that will propel brand awareness, increase customer acquisition and deepen engagement. Towns brings a strong background in senior leadership, with experience in marketing, product management, analytics and strategic planning.
St. Vincent Adds to Team
St. Vincent has named Angela Blackwell director of internal communications. She has more than 25 years of experience. Blackwell started her public relations career in New York as an account executive with Saatchi & Saatchi Business Communications. Also, Gene Ford has been hired as manager of public relations. He has more than 16 years of experience in healthcare public relations and previously served as public relations consultant for Indiana University Health.
Community Health Network Appoints VP
Community Health Network has promoted Nichole Wilson to vice president of retail services. She started as a physical therapist and athletic trainer and was then promoted to clinic manager and led the entire physical therapy and rehabilitation division. Wilson also spear-headed the launch of Community's first-ever sports medicine program.
CarDon & Associates Names Senior Director
CarDon & Associates has promoted Gregg Gormal to senior director of operations. He has been with the company since 2009. Gormal has held administrative positions at several other senior living communities in the last two decades. He earned a bachelor’s degree in health administration from Indiana University.
Greene Co. Hospital Appoints Executive Director
Kristin Crynes has been appointed executive director of nursing at Greene County General Hospital. She has worked at the hospital for more than 14 years, serving in leadership roles in infection control, employee health and environmental services. In her new role, Crynes oversees the hospital’s 85 nurses serving in departments that include emergency, obstetrics, medical/surgical, surgery, intensive care, specialties and more.
Bird Named President East Central Region For IU Health
Jeff Bird has been promoted to president of the East Central Region for IU Health, which includes IU Health Ball Memorial and Blackford hospitals. He currently serves as chief operating officer and chief medical officer for IU Health Ball Memorial hospital. Bird graduated from DePauw University before graduating from the Indiana University School of Medicine and completing his residency in Family Medicine at IU Health Ball Memorial.
Caregiver Homes Names State Director
Caregiver Homes of Indiana, the provider of Structured Family Caregiving through state Medicaid waivers, has promoted Jennifer Trowbridge to state director. She previously served as northwest Indiana branch manager. Trowbridge also previously served as regional executive director for EPIC Home Health.
Eskenazi Health Promotes Overley to CEO
Eskenazi Health has promoted Ashley Overley to chief executive officer of Eskenazi Health Midtown Community Mental Health and vice president of mental health operations. She previously served as Eskenazi Health Midtown’s chief medical officer for quality. Overley is a graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine, completing her residency through its program and spending much of her time with Eskenazi Health Midtown.
Columbus Regional Health Adds Associate Chief Medical Officers
Columbus Regional Health has named R. Lee Kiser associate chief medical officer of Columbus Regional Hospital and Slade Crowder associate chief medical officer of Columbus Regional Health Physicians. The ACMO works to establish and facilitate the system of care to deliver high quality medical care, excellent patient experience, and cost containment for patients across the entire health system.
Wellness For Life Appoints Client Relations Specialist
Terre Haute-based, on-site clinic management company Wellness For Life has promoted Stacy Brownbridge to client relations specialist. She is now taking on a more primary role as account manager for select clients. Brownbridge has been working within the marketing department and has played a crucial role in redesigning the monthly newsletter and designing all of the recent marketing flyers and brochures.
Caregiver Homes of Indiana Hires Manager
Caregiver Homes of Indiana has hired Ronda Fox as district manager of its Indianapolis branch. She previously worked for Creative Health Solutions where she served as a rehab director, claims denial manager and regional operations manager. Fox is also a certified occupational therapy assistant and served as an adjunct instructor at Brown Mackie College in the COTA program.
Parker Named CEO of MDwise
James Parker has been named chief executive officer of MDwise, an Indianapolis Medicaid insurance company that is 50 percent owned by Indiana University Health. He had been serving as interim CEO of MDwise and president of IU Health Plans. Mark Lantzy, senior vice president and chief information officer of IU Health, has taken on the additional responsibility of president of IU Health Plans.
Crabb Named Eskenazi Health Chief Medical Officer
Eskenazi Health has named David Crabb chief medical officer. He has been associated with Eskenazi Health continuously since the late 1970s, first as a medical student, then as a resident, fellow, director of the gastrointestinal outpatient clinic, and as an attending physician for gastroenterology and general medicine. Crabb served as vice chair for research in the IU School of Medicine’s Department of Medicine from 1993 to 2000, then as chair from 2000 to 2015.
American College of Cardiology Names President
Mary Walsh has been named president of the American College of Cardiology. She is director of the Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplantation Programs and director of Nuclear Cardiology at St. Vincent Heart Center in Indianapolis. In her 25 years of membership in the ACC, she has been active both locally and nationally, serving as president of the Indiana Chapter and serving on and chairing multiple committees.
TriMedx Appoints Hummel CEO
TriMedx, a leader in clinical engineering and medical equipment management services, has appointed Henry Hummel chief executive officer. Hummel is a seasoned leader within the global healthcare industry. He has held a variety of executive roles for several leading global organizations, including multiple leadership roles over the course of 25 years with GE Healthcare, as well as other senior positions with Covance, Johnson Controls and most recently, Tenneco.