May 9, 2011

Community Health Network appointed Ronald Strachan as chief information officer to fill the position left vacant by the retirement last fall of Ed Koschka. Strachan held similar roles at various health care organizations in Minnesota, Georgia, Ohio and Michigan. He has an MBA from Central Michigan University and a bachelor’s degree from Davenport University in Dearborn, Mich.

Dr. John Fleming has been named medical director of the Jane Pauley Community Health Center, a part of Community Health Network. The center, located at East 30th Street and Post Road, opened in 2009. Fleming earned his medical training and doctorate in pharmacology at Indiana University School of Medicine.

Indiana University Health named Betty Stilwell, the longtime chief of the Methodist Health Foundation, to the newly created position of chief philanthropy officer. Stilwell will spearhead philanthropic giving for the entire IU Health system, which now includes 17 hospitals statewide. Stilwell will sit on the IU Health executive team and report to CEO Dan Evans.

Indianapolis-based SonarMed Inc. added James Tyree, president of Abott Biotech Ventures Inc., as an independent director. SonarMed makes breathing tube monitoring equipment for patients on ventilators.

WellPoint Inc. named John Martie president and CEO of its national accounts business. Martie replaces John Langenus, who announced his retirement in April. Martie has been serving as president of WellPoint’s Colorado local group plan. The national accounts business, which serves multi-state employers, covers more than 12 million people.