June 9, 2010

Dr. George W. Sledge Jr., a breast cancer specialist at the Indiana University School of Medicine, began serving this month as president of the American Society of Clinical Oncology. He will remain president for the next year.

Harlan Laboratories has named Dr. Hilton Klein global vice president, science and new product introduction, for the company’s research models and services operating group, and Steve Jennings global vice president, marketing and sales for the research models and services operating group. Indianapolis-based Harlan tests experimental medicines on animals on a contract basis.

SynCare LLC promoted Rachelle Davis, its executive vice president of medical management, to president of the Indianapolis-based disease-management company. Davis will report directly to SynCare CEO Stephanie DeKemper and have chief responsibility for day-to-day operations.

Indianapolis-based Benefit Associates/Benefit Consultants hired Spencer Milus, a registered nurse, as an adviser for wellness and on-site strategies. Milus previously worked at Community Health Network/Infinity Employer Health Solutions and WellPoint Inc.

Community Health Network appointed three of its physicians as vice presidents of medical affairs, all newly created positions, at its three Indianapolis hospitals. Dr. Don Ziperman has the title at Community Hospital East, Dr. Bob Lindeman at Community North and Dr. Randy Lee at Community South.

Clarian Health named Linda K. Chase, a registered nurse, chief nursing officer of Methodist Hospital, where she will oversee 1,800 nurses. Chase will come to Methodist in July, leaving her current position as chief nurse at The Ohio State Medical Center’s University Hospital and Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.