October 15, 2012

Kevin Speer, chief strategy officer of the St. Vincent Health hospital system, will become CEO of Danville-based Hendricks Regional Health on Nov. 19. Speer will replace Dr. John Sparzo, who has been serving as interim CEO since the retirement in May of Dennis Dawes, who had led Hendricks Regional for 38 years. Speer, an attorney, worked for the Indianapolis law firm Hall Render Killian Heath & Lyman before joining St. Vincent in 2006. He holds a law degree from Valparaiso University and a bachelor’s from Purdue University. In addition to its hospital in Danville, Hendricks Regional operates health care facilities in Avon, Bainbridge, Brownsburg, Lizton and Plainfield.