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People

March 3, 2010

Dr. Judy Monroe will end a five-year run as Indiana state commissioner of health on March 8. She will become deputy director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, overseeing communication between federal and state public health agencies. Until Gov. Mitch Daniels names a replacement, Monroe’s deputy, Loren Robertson, will fill her shoes.

Community Heart and Vascular, a unit of Community Health Network, named Kevin Fowler chief financial officer. Fowler, who earned his MBA at Indiana State University, has been the CFO at Lubbock Heart Hospital in Texas since 2007.

Community Heart and Vascular hired two electrophysiologists, Dr. Chad Bonhomme and Dr. Krishna Malineni, along with Dr. Shalabh Singhal, an invasive cardiologist. The unit of Community Health Network has now hired eight physicians in the past year.

OrthoWorx, a Warsaw-based group focused on advancing the city’s orthopedics implant industry, named Cheryl Blanchard as its chairperson. Blanchard is chief scientific officer at Warsaw-based Zimmer Holdings Inc.

Bloomington-based Cook Pharmica promoted Veda Walcott to be its vice president of quality and corporate compliance officer. Walcott has worked for Cook Pharmica since 2005 after stints at Cook Medical and Baxter BioPharma Solutions.

Dr. Richard Aina, an internist who focuses on chronic diseases, has joined St. Vincent Physician Network in Indianapolis. Aina received his medical degree from the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Champaign, Ill.

Duane M. Schmitz, a former executive at Eli Lilly and Co., has joined Indianapolis-based Harrison College as president of its online division. Nearly half of the for-profit school’s students take at least one course online.
 

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