IHA Update

Welcome New IHA Staff

In June, Casey DeArmitt Hutchens joined IHA’s Indiana Patient Safety Center team as patient safety project coordinator. In this role, Casey serves as the internal and external liaison for various patient safety initiatives and coordinates communication of the patient safety team’s projects. She served as marketing communications coordinator at Johnson Memorial Health for 16 years prior to spending the last year and a half as account executive for SOUTH Magazine. Casey has an extensive background in marketing, communications, and graphic design, as well as project management. She earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism with a concentration in advertising and public relations from Franklin College.

Anne Krieger joined IHA in July as membership coordinator. Anne will work closely with the vice president of member services to deepen the breadth and depth of IHA’s reach within member organizations, serve as a reliable resource for member inquiries, and strengthen relationships with members and key partners. Prior to joining IHA, she was a project manager for Converge One, where she coordinated the installation of communication systems and provided customer support throughout the world. She has more than 20 years of project management experience with a variety of organizations and spent more than a decade with Franciscan Health. Anne received a bachelor’s degree in retail management from Purdue University.

Ryan Prentice recently joined IHA as business intelligence specialist in data services. Ryan is experienced in data visualization and will create utilization, population health, quality, and patient safety information for hospitals and internal staff from the data collected by IHA. He previously worked at MedPro Group in Fort Wayne where he served in the same capacity. Ryan earned a bachelor’s degree in informatics from Indiana University.


Spencer Grover Honored With IRHA’s Lifetime Service Award

Spencer Grover, retired IHA vice president, founding member of the Indiana Rural Health Association (IRHA), and long-time IRHA board member, was honored at the 21st Annual Indiana Rural Health Association Conference with the Lifetime Service Award. Grover was a key author of the Indiana Critical Access Hospital Program, which has enabled 35 small, rural hospitals in Indiana to obtain and maintain critical access status for their communities. He was instrumental in IHA’s emergency preparedness efforts over the past two decades, developing programming and administering grants to establish emergency resourcefulness across the state. He also helped spearhead the development of a network of trauma hospitals in Indiana by promoting trauma awareness at all levels of health care.