Who: Dennis Murphy, 51
New role: President at Indiana University Health. He also will assume the title of CEO in May.
Previous positions: Murphy joined IU in 2013 as executive VP and COO after serving in the same roles at Northwestern Memorial HealthCare in Chicago. Before joining Northwestern, Murphy was VP of ambulatory services and financial planning for the University of Chicago Hospitals. He also he spent 10 years at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, in a variety of roles, from administrative fellow to administrator of the department of medicine.
A healthcare destination: Murphy hopes to provide destination clinical services for patients who come to IU Health, not just from around the state, but from across the country for treatment of the most complex medical conditions. He said Indiana does not rate well on a number of health measures, and “as the leading healthcare provider in Indiana, we must improve the health of citizens in the state.”
The next century: Murphy said he views his role as being a steward of an organization with a reputation for providing high-quality care, a strong leadership team, solid partnerships and an impressive record of success. “Our hospitals have been here for over 100 years. Our job is to ensure that they'll be here for the next 100 years, to provide care for patients and populations who come to us in their time of need,” he said.