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Dr. Jeff Sperring, CEO of Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis, will leave to become CEO of Seattle Children’s Hospital in early May, the Seattle hospital announced March 5. Sperring, 45, has been CEO of Riley, which is part of the Indiana University Health hospital system, since late 2011. For two years before that, he was chief medical officer at Riley, which has 430 beds and sees about 11,000 in patients stay overnight each year. Sperring holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from Emory University and a medical degree Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. He also served in the U.S. Navy Medical Corp.

Cheryl Harmon has been named chief financial officer at St. Vincent Health, a 22-hospital system owned by St. Louis-based Ascension Health. Since 2006, Harmon has been CFO at Porter Health Care System in Valparaiso, the hospital system formerly headed by Jonathan Nalli, who is now CEO of St. Vincent Health. Harmon earned a bachelor’s degree in health information management from the University of Wisconsin and an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin.

Dr. Shaun Grannis has been named associate director of the Center for Biomedical Informatics at Regenstrief Institute. He will also continue to be a professor of family medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine. Grannis holds an undergraduate degree in aerospace engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and received a medical degree from Michigan State University.

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