Vincent C. Caponi, B.A., M.H.A., Chief Executive Officer, St.Vincent Health
Vincent C. Caponi joined St.Vincent Health in September 1998. As chief executive officer for SVH, he leads the integrated health care network of which St.Vincent and St. Joseph Hospital in Kokomo are members.
Caponi came to St.Vincent Health from St.Vincent's Hospital in Birmingham, Alabama, where he served as president/chief executive officer. During his tenure there, he fostered open communication among senior management, promoted decentralized decision making and encouraged ongoing collaboration between hospital administration and medical staff.
As part of his commitment to supporting community healthcare needs in Birmingham, Caponi helped produce a network of medical homes for the city's poor, created a primary care center with the local public hospital, and reopened St.Vincent's primary care clinic.
Earlier in his career, Caponi served as administrator, president and chief executive officer of St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta, Georgia; chief executive officer of United Memorial Hospital in Greenville, Michigan, and assistant administrator of The Memorial Hospital in Owosso, Michigan.
In early 1998, St.Vincent and St.Joseph Hospital and Health Center in Kokomo formed St.Vincent Health, a mission-based, values-driven alliance of local healthcare providers.
St.Vincent Health is an organized approach to a community-focused healthcare system that meets the unique demands of Indiana’s market trends but is grounded in the experiences of successful healthcare systems across the country. Its mission is to deliver high-quality, low-cost health care throughout central Indiana.
Julie Carmichael, FACHE, System Vice President & Chief Strategy Officer, St.Vincent Health
Julie Carmichael became system vice president & chief strategy officer in 2013, and leads St.Vincent Health in health system business development; stakeholder relationship development; strategic marketing; corporate communications; media relations; and brand management.
Carmichael comes to SVH following 19 years as president and CEO of Suburban Health Organization (SHO), a consortium of community hospitals operating in the counties surrounding Indianapolis and Marion County. During her time with SHO, she successfully developed and executed a wide variety of strategies including the creation of a captive insurance company and the Accountable Care Consortium, which includes SVH’s partnership with Community Health Network and six area hospitals aimed at creating healthier communities, improving healthcare quality, and lowering healthcare costs.
Before joining SHO, Carmichael worked for the Indiana Hospital Association from 1989-93 as Government Relations coordinator. She has a bachelor’s degree in International Relations from Stanford University; a master's degree in Business Administration from Indiana University; and a certification from the Executive Program in Managed Care from the University of Missouri. Carmichael is also an adjunct faculty member of the Indiana University School of Medicine, Department of Public Health, MHA Program, and a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE).
She is also involved in numerous community activities including Go Red for Women Executive Leadership Team – American Heart Association, Indiana Chapter; Executive Women in Health Care; and the Indiana Healthcare Executives Network (ACHE Chapter). In 2012, Carmichael became a recipient of the prestigious ACHE Regent's Award.
Kyle DeFur, President, St.Vincent Indianapolis Hospital
In his role as president, Kyle DeFur is responsible for oversight of St.Vincent Indianapolis Hospital, St.Vincent Women’s Hospital, Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at St.Vincent, St.Vincent Stress Center, and St.Vincent Medical Center Northeast. The latter facility opened in 2008 and is now St.Vincent Fishers Hospital, offering comprehensive outpatient medical and surgical services, including Indiana’s first freestanding emergency department.
DeFur is focused on growth through strategic partnerships with physicians and hospitals, and on improving quality, efficiency and safety through the aggressive implementation of LEAN process improvement methodology throughout the organization. His focus is paying off: out of a pool of 4,000 hospitals nationwide, St.Vincent Indianapolis Hospital was recognized as a “Top 100 Hospital” and recipient of the “Everest Award” in 2008 by Thomson Reuters.
Prior to joining St.Vincent Indianapolis, DeFur served as president of Saint John’s Health System in Anderson, Indiana (now part of St.Vincent Health) for four years. He has had a proven track record for partnering with physicians in developing strong operations focused on quality patient care.
DeFur holds both a master’s degree in Hospital Administration and a master’s degree in Business Administration from Xavier University, Cincinnati, and a bachelor’s degree from Anderson University. He serves on the board and executive committee for the Greater Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce; is a member of the United Way of Central Indiana’s Tocqueville Society; serves on the fundraising committee for the American Heart Association’s Heart of Gold Ball and was honorary chairman of the 2009 Pink Ribbon Connection Luncheon.
Katherine Humphreys, System Vice President, Government Relations, St.Vincent Health
Katie Humphreys joined St.Vincent Health in 2005 after serving as a consultant at Health Evolutions, Inc., focusing in the areas of health policy development and government relations. Prior to her consulting role, Humphreys served as the secretary of Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA), a $5 billion, 11,000-employee agency of the state of Indiana, which provides a wide array of health and human services. Between 1992-1998, Humphreys was appointed by Indiana governors Evan Bayh and Frank O’Bannon to a variety of positions, including state director of health policy, chairperson of the Children’s Health Insurance Panel, deputy commissioner of the Indiana State Department of Health, commissioner for the State Department of Administration, and the deputy director of the State Budget Agency.
Humphreys holds a master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Notre Dame and a master’s degree in Education from Indiana University. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in Art from Western Michigan University.
J. Chad Killian, Chief Legal Officer, St.Vincent Health
Chad Killian is responsible for providing legal services for St.Vincent Health, which he joined in 2006. Before joining the St.Vincent Health ministry, he served as vice president and associate general counsel at Ascension Health.
Prior to his appointment at Ascension Health, Killian was a shareholder at the law firm of Hall, Render, Killian, Heath & Lyman, PC, in Indianapolis. The firm provides a wide range of general legal services, but is widely regarded for its health law services. While at Hall Render, Killian’s primary responsibilities were to provide general legal services to Ascension Health and many of its related entities, including St.Vincent Health. His areas of practice focused on health care; corporate/business; and tax law on behalf of non-profit, tax-exempt hospitals and healthcare systems.
Killian holds both a bachelor’s degree in Public Health and a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from Indiana University, Bloomington. He is a member of the American Bar Association, American Health Lawyers Association, Indiana State Bar Association, and Missouri State Bar Association.
Ron Mead, Chief Mission Officer, St.Vincent Health
As chief mission officer, Ron Mead is responsible for ensuring that all ministries within St.Vincent Health are able to fully realize the four St.Vincent Ministry Imperatives: Mission, Vision and Core Values Integration; Spiritual Care and Holistic Healing; Clinical and Organizational Ethics and Advocacy; and Care of the Poor and Community Benefit.
Mead oversees mission integration throughout St.Vincent Health and its ministries, as well as the work of the community development and ethics functions. He is also responsible for the operation and direction of St.Vincent Seton Cove Spirituality Center and the $34.77 Associate Assistance Program.
Before joining St.Vincent, Mead served as an executive with the former Daughters of Charity National Health system in Evansville, Indiana, from 1987 to 1998. Mead also has more than 12 years of experience in management consulting, primarily serving hospitals, health systems and physician groups.
Mead earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Drake University and a master’s degree in Business Administration from Rockhurst College.
Joseph A. Murdock, System Vice President and Chief Organizational Development Officer, St.Vincent Health
Joe Murdock began his professional career in 1977 at Joseph E. Seagram and Sons, Inc. as a bottling line supervisor. He gained his first experience in human resources as Seagram’s personnel supervisor, working on labor relations, training and education, staffing, pay administration, safety and security, and compliance. He moved into human resources at Seagram’s New York-based U.S. headquarters, where his experience grew in the areas of compensation and benefits, college relations, staff development and employee relations.
Murdock entered the healthcare arena in 1985 with the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies in New Jersey, where he held the titles of senior personnel administrator, manager of employment and EEO, and director of Human Resources. In 1993, Murdock moved to the payer side of health care when he joined Aetna Health Plans as vice president of Human Resources in its specialty products business. When Aetna merged with US Healthcare, Murdock was promoted to vice president, Human Resources Aetna/US Healthcare, where he co-led the integration of human resources initiatives and services between the two organizations.
In his current role as system vice president and chief organizational development officer for St.Vincent Health, Murdock is responsible for leading and directing the design, development and strategic/operational integration of workplace systems, processes and practices throughout St.Vincent Health. Under his leadership, major workforce capability systems have been redesigned and implemented at the root level of the organization including pay for performance systems, retirement benefit systems, competency-based selection systems, workforce technology enabling data management systems, health and welfare benefits cost-control systems, leadership formation and development systems, associate on-boarding systems, workplace policy architectures, two-way communication systems, and flexible base pay and incentive systems. Murdock has also been instrumental in designing and facilitating management and leadership change frameworks that have influenced structural design and facility integration at St.Vincent Health.
A native of Baltimore, Maryland, Murdock completed his undergraduate education at Cornell University and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Human Development. He completed his graduate education at San Francisco State University with a master’s degree in Psychotherapy. Murdock joined St.Vincent Health in April 1997.
Karen Porter, System Vice President and Chief Planning Officer, St.Vincent Health
In partnership with members of the St.Vincent Health System Executive Council, Karen is focused on system-wide, mission-driven strategic planning. She and her planning staff steward the construction, documentation, prioritization and communication of St.Vincent Health’s strategic direction and subsequent system and local plans in service to our mission.
Karen comes to St.Vincent Health from Care Group Cardiovascular (CGC), where she held the role of vice president of operations. In this capacity, Karen had oversight responsibilities for strategic planning, physician planning, operational assessments, performance improvement, business development and implementation of cardiovascular disease management processes. Prior to joining CGC, Karen worked with Health Evolutions, a healthcare consulting company previously based in Indianapolis.
Karen began her career in 1987 as a radiological technologist at St.Vincent Indianapolis Hospital. Her career progressed to include serving as a physician liaison, a development analyst and, finally, as director of Planning & Market Research for St.Vincent Health. As director, Karen participated in the development of the then-Central Indiana Health System, which is now St.Vincent Health and implemented a system-wide strategic planning process.
Jon Rahman, MD, System Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, St.Vincent Health
Dr. Jon Rahman has more than 30 years of medical experience at numerous medical centers across the country. Prior to coming to St.Vincent Health in 2000 as vice president of network relationship development, Rahman served as chief medical officer for Health Alliance Medical Plans in Urbana, Illinois.
When he joined St.Vincent Health, Rahman was the principal physician contact for affiliate senior management, effectively influencing the collaborative efforts between St.Vincent Health and affiliates to achieve the desired business outcomes for both. In 2003, Rahman was promoted to his current position as system vice president and chief medical officer. In this role, he oversees the clinical excellence initiatives of St.Vincent Health and those of Ascension Health throughout the St.Vincent Health system. He is the principal physician contact for affiliate senior management and their corresponding medical leadership.
Rahman received his bachelor’s degree in Chemistry in 1965 from Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio; and his Doctor of Medicine degree in 1968 from Loyola University-Stritch School of Medicine, Maywood, Illinois.
Stan Simpson, Regional Chief Information Officer, Ascension Health Indiana Region,Chief Information Officer, St.Vincent Health
Stan Simpson joined St.Vincent Health in 2007 after holding numerous executive leadership positions at such healthcare systems as Sisters of Charity in the Incarnate Word, Provenant Health, Sutter Health, Carle Clinic and Carle Foundation Hospital.
Simpson’s career spans more than 25 years of management experience in multi-hospital and clinic data center settings. He has extensive management and consolidation experience that includes executive-level leadership, budgetary and financial obligations, strategic planning, operations and various electronic health record vendor platforms. Additionally, Simpson has engaged in outsourcing agreements and negotiated significant IT terms in contracts and agreements across a variety of technologies and solutions.
Simpson’s day-to-day responsibilities focus on furthering technology strategies to include diverse projects such as the Clinical Foundation Suite (CFS) – Eclipsys platform and infrastructure projects to help support the growth and ever-changing market of St.Vincent Health. He oversees and directs all IS operations for St.Vincent Health.
Simpson holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Information Systems Management from Colorado Christian University. He had additional coursework from Harvard University and the University of Michigan.
John Stewart, President, St.Vincent Medical Group
As president of St.Vincent Medical Group, John Stewart is responsible for the leadership of the multi-specialty practice utilizing a model for physician integration through innovative partnership across the state of Indiana. St.Vincent Medical Group’s mission is to transform health care and be nationally recognized for its patient-centric, physician-led, technologically advanced network to provide the highest quality, most integrated care creating the greatest value.In 2004, Stewart joined St.Vincent Heart Center of Indiana (SVHCI) as their president & chief executive officer. Since that time, SVHCI has become one of the leading cardiovascular-focused hospitals in America, named number one in Indiana for overall cardiac care, cardiology and coronary intervention six years in a row: 2006 – 2011 by HealthGrades. Prior to being the CEO, Stewart served as the lead project consultant where he oversaw the SVHCI business plan development, the strategic plan process and much more.Stewart has more than 25 years’ experience in cardiac service-line and healthcare administration leadership in highly competitive markets including Northwest Florida and the San Francisco Bay area. Prior to joining SVHCI, he worked with Health Evolutions, Inc., a healthcare consulting company based in Indianapolis, supporting clients in the areas of cardiovascular services and disease management.Stewart also served as administrative director for the Regional Heart & Vascular Institute of Sacred Heart Health System in Pensacola, Florida. During his 10 years of leadership, the cardiovascular program received national recognition for process improvement. Through positive hospital and physician relations, a partnership was formed that resulted in the opening of the new Heart & Vascular Institute facility in August 2000. Stewart attended Western Kentucky University, where he majored in Mass Communications, and received degrees in Allied Health Sciences and Health Services Administration from the University of Louisville. He is a member of the American College of CardiovascularAdministrators and the Society of Chest Pain Centers. Stewart is a nationally-recognized speaker on topics such as specialty hospitals, operational and quality improvement, and physician/hospital relations.
Marvin L. White, System Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, St.Vincent Health
As system vice president and chief financial officer, Marvin White’s responsibilities include finance, materials management, accounting, patient financial services, and managed care for all 19 St.Vincent Health ministries, as well as 36 joint ventures.
Prior to joining St.Vincent Health in 2008, White served as executive director and chief financial officer at Eli Lilly & Company’s LillyUSA, where he was a member of the Operations Committee. White also held leadership positions at Lilly in corporate finance and investment banking in the Corporate Strategy Group, and was the pharmaceutical company’s executive director and assistant treasurer.
Prior to his career in health care, White was with General Motors in Illinois and Hewlett Packard in Atlanta, undertaking various supervisory and financial assignments. In 1993, he joined Motorola’s Cordless Operation as operations controller and in 1995 was named senior operations controller for the Japan Cellular Division. He moved to Singapore in 1997 as the South Asia divisional controller for Motorola’s Cellular Sector and later became the Latin America divisional controller for the same sector.
Born in Jacksonville, Florida, White received a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Wilberforce University in 1984 and a master’s degree in Business Administration in finance from Indiana University in 1989.
White was the immediate past chair of St.Vincent Indianapolis Hospital Board of Directors and currently serves on the board for Ryla Teleservices in Atlanta. He has also been very active with the Center for Leadership Development of Indianapolis, Big Brothers Big Sisters, and the United Way. Additionally, he is a past member of the Arts Council of Indianapolis and the Lynxx Capital Corporation Investment Committee.
Ian Worden, MHA, MBA, CPA, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, St.Vincent Health
St.Vincent Health executive vice president and chief operating officer Ian Worden served as system vice president and chief financial officer of St.Vincent Hospital (2000-2004) and St.Vincent Health (2000-2008) before being promoted to his current position. In his current role, he provides operational oversight for 19 health ministries.
Worden began his career in health care at St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin. Subsequently, he spent 10 years providing consulting services to the healthcare and life sciences industries. For six years, he served as the system director of finance at the SSM Healthcare System, where he was responsible for financial reporting, bond financing, treasury management and acquisitions. Just prior to joining St.Vincent Health, Worden served as chief financial officer of Peace Health-Oregon from 1995 to 2000.
Worden earned his bachelor’s degree from Florida State University and his master’s degrees in Neuroscience, Finance and Hospital Administration from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He has served on the boards of a provider-owned insurance company and several joint ventures and hospitals. Currently, Worden serves on several not-for-profit boards and is the chair of the audit committee of St.Vincent Heart Center of Indiana. Additionally, he is a member of Brebeuf College Preparatory High School Board of Trustees.