Suzanne Clifford has been named executive vice president of behavioral health at Community Health Network, beginning Feb. 25. She replaces Eric Crouse, who is retiring after nearly 34 years at Community. Clifford most recently has led Inspiring Transformations Inc., an Indianapolis-based consulting firm she founded that focused on the delivery of mental health and substance abuse care. Before that, Clifford was director of the Indiana Division of Mental Health and Addiction, and also served stints at Eli Lilly and Co. and General Motors Corp. She holds a bachelor’s in industrial and systems engineering from The Ohio State University and an MBA from Indiana University.
St. Vincent Health has appointed Dr. Craig Wilson chief medical officer of St. Vincent Medical Center Northeast, which is adding 50 inpatient beds and will change its name to St. Vincent Fishers Hospital on April 8. Wilson will remain executive director of hospitalist services at St. Vincent Indianapolis Hospital. Wilson completed his medical degree at the University of Queensland, Australia.
The Indiana Medical Device Manufacturers Council appointed Peggy Welch as its executive director, effective immediately. Welch was a Democratic state legislator from Bloomington for 14 years and works part time as an oncology nurse at the Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital.
Dr. Nahid Shahrooz has joined the newly established Franciscan Physician Network Dermatology Specialists. Formerly associated with Shahrooz Dermatology and the Indianapolis Institute for Plastic Surgery, she specializes in the surgical removal of skin tumors, cancers and lesions. Shahrooz earned her medical degree at Mashad Medical School in Iran.
Dr. Janice Bilby has joined Franciscan Physician Network Greenwood Parke Family Medicine. Bilby received her undergraduate degree in biology from Ball State University and her medical degree from the Indiana University School of Medicine.