Danville-based Hendricks Regional Health announced that Dr. John Sparzo will become the hospital system’s interim CEO on June 1 after current CEO Dennis Dawes retires. Sparzo is Hendricks Regional’s vice president for medical affairs. Hendricks Regional has hired an executive search firm to conduct a national hunt for a permanent replacement for Dawes, who has led Hendricks Regional for 38 years.

Fuad Hammoudeh has joined St.Vincent Cancer Care as executive director. He has been Indiana University Health’s administrator of cancer programs since 2005. Before that, he was CEO of the University of Tennessee Cancer Institute. And from 1986 to 1994, Hammoudeh was CEO of Hancock Regional Hospital in Greenfield. He holds a bachelor’s in political science from Manchester College and a bachelor’s in accounting from St. Joseph College.

The Indiana University National Center of Excellence in Women's Health named Teri Duell to a newly created position of operations director. Duell previously worked in the office of gift development at the IU School of Medicine. Also, IU named Tisha Reid the associate director of the IU National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health. Reid previously worked as the outreach manager of the Indiana Clinical Translational Sciences Institute’s Community Health Engagement Program.

Indianapolis-based HealthNet Inc., a not-for-profit network of Indiana health care centers, named J. Cornelius “Jimmy” Brown its new CEO. He will succeed Booker Thomas, who is retiring June 11 after more than 12 years leading HealthNet. Brown most recently served as vice president of corporate services and community affairs at Swope Health Services in Kansas City, Mo. Previously, he was president and CEO at Dallas Southwest Medical Center in Texas. Brown retired as a lieutenant colonel from the U.S. Air Force in 1992. He holds a master’s degree in public administration, with an emphasis in health care management, from the University of North Dakota. He earned a bachelor’s in public administration from North Texas State University.

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