April 28, 2010

Chad Priest, a registered nurse and attorney, has been appointed CEO of Managed Emergency Surge for Healthcare Inc., which aims to expand the capacity for central Indiana to provide medical and surgical care in the event of a disaster. Priest has been practicing health law at the Baker & Daniels law firm in Indianapolis. He also is an adjunct instructor at the Indiana University School of Nursing.

Dr. Eileen Thomason, Dr. Jason Reiser, Dr. Richard Rejer, and Dr. Brian Miles—all part of Southeast Family Medicine—have joined the St. Francis Medical Group, which has grown to more than 120 doctors.

Marie Swanson, IUPUI’s associate vice chancellor for public health, has been appointed to an advisory panel to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, focused on toxic substances.

Alliance Home Health Care, a skilled provider of senior home health care, announced that Deborah Rood, a registered nurse, has joined the company as its clinical director.

Indianapolis-based Harlan Laboratories Inc. has named Hans Thunem its new CEO. Thunem was previously president of research models and services at Harlan, a contract research organization that focuses on animal testing. Harlan’s previous CEO was Steve Sullivan, who joined Harlan from Covance Inc. in 2006. Sullivan stepped down in December.