December 16, 2009

B&D Consulting, a Washington-based lobbying arm of Indianapolis law firm Baker & Daniels LLP, acquired the consulting practice of Dr. Tim Franson, who will now lead the B&D Consulting regulatory affairs practice.

Richard Helsper became chief operating officer at Muncie-based Ball Memorial Hospital, a subsidiary of Clarian Health, on Dec. 1. Helsper joined Clarian in 2003 and has worked to improve operations at the Midwest Proton Radiotherapy Institute in Bloomington, Clarian Arnett Hospital in Lafayette and at Ball Memorial.