April 8, 2013

Keith Lauter has been appointed chief financial officer of the Franciscan St. Francis Health hospital system. He succeeds Jay Brehm, who was appointed senior vice president of strategic planning and business development for Franciscan Alliance, the parent of Franciscan St. Francis, which is based in Mishawaka. Since 2004, Lauter has served as the CFO of Franciscan St. Elizabeth hospitals in Lafayette and Crawfordsville. Lauter holds a bachelor's in accounting from Ball State University and an MBA from Indiana Wesleyan University.

Dr. John Edwards has joined Indiana Blood and Marrow Transplantation at Franciscan St. Francis Health in Indianapolis. The group of four doctors cares for patients undergoing stem cell transplants and patients with blood cancers. Edwards previously worked as medical director at CTI Clinical Trial and Consulting Services in Cincinnati. Before that, he served stints as president of Lifeforce Cryobanks, a Florida-based cord blood bank, and as medical director of the Florida Hospital Cancer Institute Blood and Marrow Transplant Program. Edwards earned his medical degree from the University of Florida.