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Two high-level executives out at IU Health

March 5, 2018

Two top-level executives of Indiana University Health are leaving, a move that comes as the state’s largest health system is trying to fill more beds and continue its growth.

Jonathan Goble, president of IU Health’s north central region, left his position last month. The north central region includes IU Health North Hospital in Carmel, IU Health Saxony Hospital in Fishers and IU Health Tipton Hospital.

Matthew Bailey, president of the south central region, “will be leaving in a few months,” said Jeff Swiatek, spokesman for IU Health. Bailey's region includes Bloomington Hospital, Morgan Hospital, Bedford Hospital and Paoli Hospital.

Swiatek said both executives are leaving “for other opportunities in health care,” but did not elaborate. He did not answer when asked if the two were asked to step down.

In email to IBJ on Monday, Goble said: “I am currently transitioning from my position at IU Health and am looking for another position in health care, either a position that has been offered to me within IU Health or elsewhere.” He did not say what other position IU Health has offered him, or comment on the nature of his departure.

Bailey did not immediately respond to an email or to a request for an interview. His region is embarking on a huge capital project, a new $340 million hospital and academic center in Bloomington that is scheduled to open in 2020.

IU Health said that Brian Shockney, chief operating officer, will serve as president of the south central region. Randy Yust, chief financial officer of the north central region, will serve as that region’s interim president.

IU Health reported last month that earnings from operations climbed 6.4 percent, to $583 million, last year, as patient volumes rose in most categories. Yet it is still trying to improve its occupancy rate, or number of occupied staffed beds. Last year, that figure was 67.6 percent, up slightly from 66.6 percent the previous year.




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