May 19, 2010

The University of Indianapolis chose Anne Thomas, its interim dean of nursing, to hold the position outright. Thomas, 48, had been a part-time teacher at UIndy’s School of Nursing since 1996 and since 2008 had been its full-time director of graduate programs. She succeeds Mary McHugh, who was dean of nursing from 2007 to 2009. Thomas did her nursing training at the University of Texas at Arlington and earned a doctorate in nursing from Texas Woman’s University College of Nursing.

Mary Conway Benjamin has been appointed practice operations executive for St. Francis Medical Group, which includes about 75 physicians. Benjamin previously served as director of the medical group’s cardiovascular practices. She holds an MBA from the University of Indianapolis and a bachelor’s degree from the Indiana University School of Medicine.

The Indiana Family and Social Services Administration named Andrew VanZee to oversee the allocation of $10.3 million in federal stimulus funding given in March to Indiana Health Information Technology Inc. The money could be used to pay for electronic medical record software or to help hospitals set up electronic medical record exchanges.