The Herald Bulletin

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March 9, 2013

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Fields earns certification

ANDERSON — Sharon Fields, who directs the St. Vincent Anderson Regional Hospital case management department, has earned her certification from the Commission for Case Management. Fields, of Middletown, has worked for the hospital for 24 years, starting in the emergency center soon after she graduated with her bachelor of science in nursing. She was promoted to director of Case Management in 2008.

Healthcare consortium choses president

INDIANAPOLIS — The Accountable Care Consortium has chosen Elizabeth Simpkin as its president. The ACC, which was formed by Community Health Network, St. Vincent Health and six hospitals within the Suburban Health Organization last fall, has charged Simpkin with choosing the consortium’s direction and implementing initiatives toward achieving its goals of improving patient care quality, while simultaneously lowering the cost of healthcare delivery.

Simpkin had previously led led the consulting practice for Valence Health in Chicago. She attended Arizona State University’s W.P. Carey School of Business, where she earned her master’s degree in economics with an emphasis in healthcare.

“I am both impressed and excited by the genuine commitment of the administrative and clinical leadership of these organizations to collaborate,” said Simpkin, who stepped into her new role Feb. 25. “Their focus on bringing a new product to the market that will both reduce costs and increase the quality of care delivered in Central Indiana is truly unique.”

Bob and Tom mark 30 years

INDIANAPOLIS — Radio broadcasters Tom Griswold and Bob Kevoian marked 30 years of co-hosting The Bob and Tom Show last week. Started in Indianapolis in 1983, the show is now heard on more than 150 stations nationwide.  

Griswold told Inside Indiana Business he thought the show’s success was due to “unbelievably lucky timing” and good on-air chemistry.

In its 30-year tenure, the show has raised millions of dollars for charity through more than 60 album releases. It’s also spawned televised specials, such as the Canadian Mist Bob and Tom Comedy All-Stars comedy tour, and the co-hosts have also produced  television specials for Comedy Central.

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