November 3, 2010

TriMedX, a technology-management firm for hospitals, has hired Tom Vorpahl as chief operating officer. For the past eight years, Vorpahl worked at Philips North America, most recently as vice president of sales and business development. Vorpahl holds bachelor's degrees in biology and medical science from the University of Wisconsin. TriMedX is an Indianapolis-based subsidiary of the Ascension Health hospital system.

Batesville-bsed Hill-Rom Holdings Inc. has appointed Mark Guinan chief financial officer, beginning Dec. 13. Guinan is currently chief procurement officer for New Jersey-based Johnson & Johnson. Guinan has an undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame and an MBA from the Olin Graduate School of Management at Washington University. Before joining Johnson & Johnson, he worked for Cincinnati-based Procter & Gamble. Guinan succeeds Greg Miller, who has been Hill-Rom's CFO since 2005.

Carmel-based CNO Financial Group Inc. has hired James S. Sawaya as vice president of claims. Sawaya comes from Wisconsin-based HealthEOS by Multiplan Inc., where he served as senior vice president for claim operations, client services, sales and customer service. Sawaya previously worked for UnitedHealthcare and Midwest Security Insurance Cos.

Dr. Charles E. Hughes and Dr. Wayne Lee have joined the St. Francis Medical Group. Their practice, the Indianapolis Institute for Plastic Surgery, is located at 8051 S. Emerson Ave. on the St. Francis Hospital-Indianapolis campus.