Business briefs (Oct. 6, 2012)




Cancer specialist joins southside medical group

Dr. Sarah Ali has joined Franciscan Physician Network Oncology & Hematology Specialists.

Certified in internal medicine and board-eligible in medical oncology and hematology, she also has an interest in breast cancer and hematologic malignancies.

Ali earned her medical degree at St. George’s University School of Medicine, Grenada, West Indies, and completed an internal medicine residency at McLaren Regional Medical Center, Michigan State University College of Human Medicinein in Flint. She also completed a hematology/oncology fellowship at Michigan State University.

Located in Franciscan St. Francis Cancer Center at 8111 S. Emerson Ave., Oncology & Hematology Specialists, provides a wide range of cancer care services to patients throughout Indiana.

Spine center labs earn highest accreditation

Community Health Network’s Spine Center EMG labs are the first in the state to receive Exemplary Laboratory Accreditation status from the American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine, according to a release from the health network.

The association established laboratory accreditation criteria for electrodiagnostic laboratories to ensure a safe environment for patients.

Accreditation standards evaluate the diagnostic services and clinical operations including, clinical staff qualifications and continuing education, physical facilities, equipment, patient reports and policies for the health and safety of patients.

Exemplary status is the highest level of accreditation a laboratory can achieve under the accreditation Program.

Franklin law firm launches website

Deppe Fredbeck & Boll, a law firm with offices in Franklin and Columbus, has launched a new website, deppefredbeckboll.com.

The firm, founded in 1957, focuses its practice on estate and trust planning and administration, real estate matters, business law, municipal law and general legal issues. They serve clients primarily in Johnson and Bartholomew counties.

The firm’s attorneys are Brian J. Deppe, Eric W. Fredbeck, Cynthia A. Boll and Kathryn D. Molewyk.

Nurse practitioner, physicians join practice

Several new health providers have joined Community Physician Network on the southside.

Dr. Esther Adade, a family medicine physician, sees patients of all ages. She has a special interest in adolescent and women’s health. She received her bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from the University of California and completed her medical degree at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.

Adade completed the family medicine residency program at St. John’s Mercy Medical Center in St. Louis. Adade’s office is at 333 E. County Line Road, Suite B, Greenwood.

Dr. Neal Ipema is an OB/GYN physician offering a full range of obstetric and gynecologic care. He has a special interest in high-risk pregnancy and also performs a wide range of minimally invasive gynecological procedures.

Ipema received his medical degree at Loyola Stritch School of Medicine and completed his residency in obstetrics and gynecology at St. Joseph Hospital in Chicago. He comes to Community after spending two years in private practice in Hinsdale, Ill. Ipema’s practice is at 1550 E. County Line Road, Suite 300, Indianapolis.

Trista Stormer is a nurse practitioner who received her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Purdue University and her master’s degree in nursing and certification as a women’s health nurse practitioner at the University of Indianapolis. Stormer sees OB/GYN patients at 1550 E. County Line Road, Suite 300, Indianapolis.

For more information on Community Physician Network providers, visit eCommunity.com/physician or call 800-777-7775.

Three staff members join St. Francis cancer center

Three new staff members have joined Franciscan St. Francis Health’s Cancer Center.

Linda P. Dolan will serve as the quality of life nurse practitioner for the center’s Well Beyond program. Morgan E. Davis will provide genetic counseling services. Rachael Cassidy is the community outreach coordinator.

Dolan, of Monrovia, most recently was director of supportive care for Bridge Point Supportive Care and with Hospice programs in the Indianapolis area. She received her undergraduate degree in biology at Fordham University and nursing at Excelsior College, both in New York. A certified adult nurse practitioner and pain management nurse, Dolan earned a master’s degree in nursing at Indiana University.

Davis, who lives in Greenwood, completed a master’s degree in medical and molecular genetics at the Indiana University School of Medicine in May. She trained in a variety of genetic-related counseling roles. Davis received her undergraduate degrees in biology and Spanish at Indiana University.

Cassidy formerly worked at AmeriCare Ambulance Service. An Indianapolis resident, she received her undergraduate degree in communications from Purdue University.

Health group foundation names new president

Community Health Network and its foundation board of directors has named Joyce Irwin as the new president and CEO of Community Health Network Foundation. The foundation is the nonprofit arm of the network and raises financial support for programs that improve health and wellness in central Indiana.

Dr. Jeffrey Boester has served as interim president and CEO since June. Irwin begins her new role on Oct. 22.

Irwin most recently served as national director of state government affairs, regulatory and public policy at Roche Diagnostics in Indianapolis, where she held several leadership positions. She also has worked in strategic marketing, health care operations, practice management and consumer services in central Indiana-based organizations. Before her employment at Roche Diagnostics, Irwin worked as a consultant on corporate public policy for Eli Lilly and Co.

Irwin received a bachelor’s and master’s degree in education from Indiana University in Bloomington. Her professional and community leadership includes having served on several local boards of directors including the Marion County Health and Hospital Corporation; Wishard Hospital Health Foundation; Indiana Juvenile Diabetes Research; Crossroads Rehabilitation Center; Little Red Door Cancer Agency; and Women in Government, among others. Irwin is a past member of the executive committee of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra.

Firm restoring vehicle for Indianapolis charity

Pearson Automotive’s Performance Collision Center is restoring a vehicle to be given away to a client of The Julian Center.

The Wheels to Recovery Project is Pearson Automotive’s latest charitable effort. The company supports numerous organizations each year.

The Julian Center is a shelter for abused women and children located in Indianapolis.

Pearson Automotive’s partners including Finishmaster Automotive and Industrial Paint, Royal Auto Glass and Enterprise Rent-A-Car are also contributing to the project.

The Wheels to Recovery Project will officially kick off at 6 p.m. Oct. 24 at Performance Collision Center. Pearson Automotive will unveil the work-in-progress vehicle to the recipient, and the company’s employees will meet the recipient for the first time. The community is welcome to attend.

Pearson Automotive and The Julian Center also plan two subsequent events as part of the project. Pearson employees will shop for the recipient’s family, as part of The Julian Center’s Adopt a Family program, on Nov. 14. On Dec. 12 Pearson Automotive will give the restored vehicle to the recipient. The community is invited to take part in both events.

Seminar about Medicare planned at credit union

Indiana Members Insurance Services will present a Medicare education seminar Oct. 13.

The talk is open to the public and will take place from 10 to 11 a.m. at Indiana Members Credit Union, 5103 Madison Ave., Building One, Indianapolis.

Agent Gus Nierman will cover topics including signing up for Medicare, navigating the Medicare website, how Medicare works, Medicare supplemental plans, Medicare Advantage plans and the annual election period. Light refreshments will be served.

RSVP 554-3032 or gnierman@imcu.com by Friday if you wish to attend.

Greenwood financial advisor earns certification

Lyle Pettigrew of Greenwood has been awarded the Indianapolis Monthly 5 Star Wealth Manager designation in the Financial Advisor category. Candidates are identified using research data from firms and clients.

Pettigrew operates Pettigrew Financial Services in Greenwood.

Four join leadership program board

The staff and current board members of Leadership Johnson County are welcoming four new board members from across the community.

New members include:

Stephanie Wagner, a branch manager for PNC Bank in Franklin. Wagner joined the board in the spring. She heads the alumni relations committee and is a 2010 graduate of the program.

Chris Richardson is vice president of sales and strategic initiatives with Connext Financial, an equipment financing company. Chris is a 2010 graduate of the program and serves on the development committee.

Dan Catlin is owner/operator of Middle Davids Artisan Candles in Franklin. He is a 2012 graduate of the program and serves on the alumni relations committee.

Lisa Jones, vice president, is a commercial loan officer with Mutual Saving Bank. She is a graduate of the class of 2012. She serves on the communications committee.

These four members join 19 member board in setting the strategic goals of Leadership Johnson County and oversee finances, marketing, development and the nomination and selection of new class members.

Leadership Johnson County, in partnership with Franklin College, began in 1995 to promote community involvement and creative community problem-solving among people who live and work in Johnson County.

Information: www.leadershipjohnsoncounty.org

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