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 (now St.Vincent Fishers Hospital). The latter facility opened in 2008, 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.