Mark Morrell recently joined Krieg DeVault LLP’s health care practice in Indianapolis. He will concentrate his practice on mergers and acquisitions, managed care negotiations, finance and other corporate legal matters. Morrell was previously an attorney at Hancock Daniel Johnson & Nagle PC in Virginia. An Indianpaolis native, Morrell received a bachelor’s degree from Ball State University and did his legal training at Regent University School of Law.

State Rep. Cynthia Kirchhofer, R-Beech Grove, has been appointed risk analyst at Franciscan St. Francis Health. She will manage medical claims and cases, and oversee a program to reduce threats to hospital assets and resources. Kirchhofer joined Franciscan in 2004 after working for several law firms. She holds a paralegal certificate from IUPUI.

Douglas M. Gioe, corporate compliance and privacy officer for Franciscan St. Francis Health, will retire from his position June 20. Before coming to Franciscan St. Francis, Gioe was risk manager and quality assurance coordinator for the former Central State Hospital in Indianapolis.

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