Murphy will become CEO of IU Health in April. Those who know him say Murphy’s early experiences with family, church and medicine make him exceptionally well-suited to a complex hospital system in swiftly changing times.
Dr. Joseph Tector, who built IU Health's transplant program into one of the nation's largest before announcing his departure Friday, is seeking back wages and penalties worth $4.7 million from the hospital system.
Many employees already made more than the state and national minimum of $7.25 per hour, but the hospital system said it wanted to be proactive. Workers who already made $11 to $12.99 an hour were also given a raise.
IU Health effectively started its own ambulance service in December by adding two ambulances to its long-standing LifeLine critical-care service and opening a call center to help other health care providers figure out what level of transport services a particular patient needs.
City leaders want to make the 60-acre tract of land just north of the Indiana University School of Medicine campus a mix of all of the best the city has to offer and catch the eyes of more creative and highly sought-after workers.
Daniel Evans Jr. plans to leave his post as president immediately and retire as CEO on May 1. The system's chief operating officer, Dennis Murphy, will take over as president now and as CEO in the spring.