Ryan D. Nagy, MD, has been appointed to the newly created position of chief medical officer for the adult academic health center (AHC) effective June 12. The new role is a consolidation of the IU Health Methodist and University hospital’s CMO roles.
Among others, Nagy’s focus will be on:
Building more creative and productive relationships in the physican community and with IU School of Medicine and other related schools, as well as with potential partners, Supporting and developing approaches to improve physician alignment. Leading the development of clinical and other aspects of the AHC of the Future. Partnering with the adult AHC chief nursing officer and the quality leadership team to further develop a culture of safety and lead quality initiatives, and Collaborating with Jonathan Gottlieb, MD, chief medical officer for IU Health, on system-wide clinical initiatives.
Nagy is a graduate of IU School of Medicine and has been in practice for over eight years. He is an anesthesiologistfor IU Health Physicians at IU University Hospital and has participated in numerous IU Health initiatives, including leadeship of the Finance subcomittee of the AHC of the Future steering committee.
Herbert C. Buchanan, Jr., serves as president of IU Health Methodist and University hospitals, Herb Buchanan is responsible for determining the strategic vision and priorities of the hospitals in alignment with the IU Health business strategy.
Buchanan, a dynamic and effective leader, comes to IU Health from Howard University Hospital in Washington, DC, where he served as chief executive officer.
Prior to joining Howard, Buchanan served as chief operating officer for University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland. He also served in the role of vice president of Operations at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, IL; and as vice president of Operations & Process Improvement for the Huntsville Hospital System in Alabama.
A native of Washington, DC, Buchanan has an MBA from the Northwestern University JL Kellogg Graduate School of Management, as well as graduate and undergraduate degrees in mechanical engineering from the University of Michigan and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), respectively.
Mike Mullins serves as system vice president, ministry operating executive, supporting St.Vincent hospital presidents by ensuring direct alignment and engagement with systemic strategic priorities of growth, experience, quality and performance.
Prior to coming to St.Vincent, Mullins served as regional vice president of Quorum Health Resources where he provided leadership and operations support for 12 hospitals and strategic business arrangements in Colorado.
Over the past 20 years while working with Quorum Health Resources and associated health systems, Mullins held numerous positions before being named regional vice president. In the role of vice president of operations, Mullins was responsible for supporting and providing strategic counsel to the organization’s hospital chief executive officers. This included assisting with the development of strategic business plans; actively participating and supporting the physician recruitment process for the hospitals; conducting operational due diligence on potential hospital acquisitions; and serving as the principal liaison between the hospital and corporate departments.
Additionally, Mullins served in numerous chief executive officer positions for Community Health Systems, Triad Hospitals and Quorum Health Resources. He led Gateway Health System in Clarksville, Tennessee; Kosciusko Community Hospital in Warsaw, Indiana; and Unimed Medical Center – St. Joseph’s Hospital in Minot, North Dakota; and Nevada Regional Medical Center in Nevada, Missouri.
Mike holds a master’s degree in Health Care Administration from Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas, and a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from University of Texas at El Paso. He is also a Fellow in the American College of Health Care Executives.
In addition to his professional accomplishments, Mullins is a captain in the Medical Service Corps, United States Naval Reserves, having served in Operation Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom. He currently is the commanding officer of a large Commissioned Reserve Medical Unit for the Navy.
He and his wife, Melissa, have two children, Nicholas and Austin.
Cheryl Harmon, CFO is an experienced healthcare operations and financial strategist who is skilled in financial management with an emphasis on revenue enhancement and business growth. Prior to joining St.Vincent in 2015, Harmon served as the Chief Executive Officer of Porter Health Care System, Valparaiso, Indiana, since 2006.
During her time at Porter, Harmon helped significantly boost revenues through program growth, multiple acquisitions and partnerships, contract negotiations and improved revenue capture; reformed leadership culture to focus on growth, efficiency, and data driven decision making; secured more than 100 physician owners; and oversaw the successful completion of numerous clinical and financial system conversions.
Harmon has spent her entire career in serving healthcare systems across the country including Wisconsin, Nevada and Illinois. Prior to joining Porter, Cheryl was Senior Vice President of the Central Illinois Region of Provena Health System, Mokena, Ill.
Harmon earned her Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management from the University of Wisconsin and her Master of Business Administration from the University of Texas at Austin. She also earned designation as a Fellow of the Healthcare Financial Management Association.
She is committed to community service, having served on the Valparaiso Parks Foundation and United Way of Porter County boards, and is a member of Kiwanis International. She is also active in the Indiana Hospital Association Council on Information Management and has been a member of the American Hospital Association, Operations/Audit Committee.
Harmon is married and has three grown children living in Wisconsin and Oklahoma.