August 27, 2012

Community Physician Network, an arm of Indianapolis-based hospital system Community Health Network, recently hired five physicians. Dr. Anna Edwards, a family practice physician, received her medical training at Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Melissa Holt, an obstetrician/gynecologist, received her medical training at State University of New York’s Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, N.Y. Dr. Michael Nader, a family medicine physician, received his medical degree from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences. Dr. Sara Pierce, an OB/GYN physician, received her medical degree from IU medical school. Dr. Derrick Walker, a family physician, completed his medical degree at Cornell Medical College in New York.

Fairbanks, the Indianapolis-based hospital for drug and alcohol addicts, named hospital executive Mark Monson as CEO. He will replace the retiring Helene Cross on Aug. 31. Monson serves as chief operating officer of Beaver Dam Community Hospitals in Wisconsin. Before that, he served as vice president of clinical services operations for Grossmont Hospital in La Mesa, Calif. He began his career in 1980 as a substance abuse counselor. Monson earned a bachelor’s in psychology from the University of Minnesota and a master’s in addiction studies from the University of Arizona.

St. Vincent Medical Group named Dr. Bruce Bethancourt as chief medical officer for the multi-specialty physician group of primary care and specialty health providers. Bethancourt comes to St. Vincent from Arizona-based Banner Medical Group, where he served as chief medical officer of the 650-physician practice. Bethancourt received his medical degree from the University of Arizona College of Medicine.

Dr. Rodney Benner has joined the staff of The Shelbourne Knee Center. The center has two other orthopedic specialists, Dr. Donald Shelbourne and Dr. Scott Urch. Benner did his medical training at IU medical school.