April 25, 2011

Community Hospital South has hired Dr. Sheryl King as director of inpatient pediatrics. She holds a medical degree from the Indiana University School of Medicine. King practiced in Bloomington for 12 years before moving her practice to Johnson County in 2007.

Community South Hospital named Cheri Pfahler, a registered respiratory therapist, as its neonatal and pediatric cardiopulmonary manager.  She comes to Community after serving as clinical coordinator of respiratory care for women’s and children’s services at Franciscan St. Francis Health.

Community Health Network named Jessie Westlund, a registered nurse, its chief integration officer. Westlund has previously been CEO of Community’s home health services unit.

Community Health Network also named Tom Malasto as chief operating officer of its three Indianapolis hospitals: Community North and the Indiana Heart Hospital in Castleton, Community East and Community South, along the county line between Marion and Johnson counties. Malasto has previously been CEO of the Indiana Heart Hospital.

Victor Esan has accepted the position of chief practice officer of IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital, where he will work to form and grow physician partnerships in and around Muncie. Esan previously worked at Howard Regional Health System in Kokomo. He earned master's degrees in public management and business administration from Indiana University Kokomo.

India J. Taylor Owens, a registered nurse, has been selected as director of emergency services at Franciscan St. Francis Health, overseeing the emergency departments at Franciscan’s Beech Grove, Indianapolis and Mooresville hospitals. Owens most recently served as director for emergency services at Indiana University Health West Medical Center in Avon.

WellPoint Inc. named Meg Rush vice president of consumer experience and e-marketing. Most recently, Rush served as vice president of product management and design for WebMD Health Services. Rush holds a bachelor's degree from St. John Fisher College in New York and a master's of management degree from Pennsylvania State University.

Adam Chavers has joined Indiana University Health as executive director of corporate real estate for the chain’s hospitals statewide. Before joining IU Health, Chavers served for seven years as Indianapolis-based Kite Realty Group Inc.’s vice president of acquisitions, dispositions and investor relations.