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Community Health Network announces vice presidents of medical affairs; New roles to focus on patient safety and quality

For release: 6/7/2010

Indianapolis, IN---Community Health Network is pleased to announce the appointments of three physicians to the newly-created leadership roles of vice president of medical affairs for Community’s Indianapolis hospitals. Don Ziperman, M.D., has been named vice president of medical affairs for Community Hospital East, while Bob Lindeman, M.D., is vice president of medical affairs at Community North. Randy Lee, M.D., has been appointed to the same role at Community South.

“Having a dedicated clinician leader serve as a vice president of medical affairs at each hospital allows for better focus on supporting improvement efforts in quality and safety,” said Clif Knight, M.D., chief medical officer for Community Health Network. “These physicians will work closely with the hospital presidents and vice presidents of nursing, along with other quality and safety leaders at each hospital. I believe this will result in an increased level of physician awareness and engagement in quality and safety improvement work.”

Dr. Ziperman is a cardiologist with Community Heart and Vascular. He received a bachelor’s degree from Indiana University and served his residency in internal medicine at the William Beaumont Army Medical Center in El Paso, Texas. He served his Fellowship in cardiology at the Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio. Dr. Ziperman’s professional societies include Fellow with the American College of Physicians; Fellow, American College of Cardiology; member, American Medical Association; and Fellow, American Heart Association, Council on Clinical Cardiology.

Dr. Lindeman serves as medical director of Community’s pediatric hospitalist program. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and serves on Community Health Network’s clinical informatics committee, as well as several other councils and committees at Community. Prior to his medical career, Dr. Lindeman spent ten years in the information technology field, with responsibility for the oversight and implementation of moderate to large-scale computerized information systems. He has a bachelor’s degree in information systems from Xavier University. He earned his medical degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He performed his pediatric residency in Charlotte, North Carolina, at Carolinas Medical Center, where he later served as director of pediatric inpatient quality improvement initiatives. Dr. Lindeman has trained with the National Initiative for Children’s Healthcare Quality.

Dr. Lee has an internal medicine practice at Community Hospital South and has previously worked as a physician at Morgan Hospital and Medical Center in Martinsville. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Indianapolis and his medical degree from the Indiana University School of Medicine. He served his internship and residency at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. Dr. Lee is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and a member of the Indiana State Medical Association, the American Medical Association and the Indianapolis Medical Society. In addition, he has served as chief of the medical staff at Community South and on numerous hospital committees.

About Community Health Network
Ranked among the nation’s highest-performing health systems and most integrated health care networks, Community Health Network has more than 90 sites of care and nearly 500 integrated physicians throughout central Indiana. This includes Community Hospitals East, North and South in Indianapolis and Community Hospital Anderson; The Indiana Heart Hospital, part of Community Heart and Vascular; Indiana Surgery Centers; Community Physicians of Indiana; Community Home Health Services; MedCheck walk-in care centers and MedCheck Express convenience clinics; employer health services; nursing homes; and other health care facilities. Community Health Network is committed to getting you well and back to your life. For more information about Community Health Network or to find a physician, call 800-777-7775 or visit eCommunity.com.

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Lynda de Widt
Media Relations
Community Health Network
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