Executives

Doug Puckett

President

Indiana University Health West Hospital President Doug Puckett is a familiar face, having served as a member of the activation team for IU Health West in December 2004. Doug spent eight years as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer at IU Health West, before joining IU Health Morgan Hospital in Martinsville, IN, as President, in 2012. During his three years at Morgan, Doug led the team through its integration with the IU Health system and, most recently, on its transformation to an outpatient center with a focus on diagnostics, emergency care and wellness services. He looks forward to continuing West's commitment to the highest quality of care and service, and further establishing the hospital as a trusted and valued asset to the community.

 

Art Vasquez, MBA, CPA

Chief Financial Officer & Chief Operating Officer

Art Vasquez, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer, joined IU Health West Hospital in March, 2016. Art comes to IU Health from St. Catherine's Hospital in East Chicago, Indiana, where he led strategic and financial planning for the 190-bed hospital, and spearheaded significant program growth in behavioral health and cancer services to meet the needs of the community. He has prior experience in hospital financial leadership and consulting

Art is a DePaul University graduate, and received his MBA from Purdue University. He is actively engaged in his community, serving on the boards for the Boys and Girls Club of Northwest Indiana and North Shores Health Center. He participates as an advisory board member for the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs.


Lisa Sparks, RN, BSN, MHA

Chief Nursing Officer & Vice President of Patient Care Services

Lisa Sparks, Indiana University Health West Hospital's Chief Nurse Officer and Vice President of Patient Care Services, joined IU Health West in May, 2004, as part of the hospital's original activation team (pre-opening). Lisa brings more than 25 years of healthcare experience in various nursing leadership, risk management and corporate compliance roles to the position, and a "patient first" philosophy of care is at the core of her values as a healthcare leader. Lisa received her Bachelors degree in nursing from Indiana University, and her Masters in Health Administration from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.

 

Andrew Nigh, MD

Chief Medical Officer

Andrew Nigh, MD, is a general surgeon with Indiana University Health Physicians, practicing at IU Health West Hospital. Dr. Nigh brings a long history of excellence in care and medical staff leadership at IU Health West Hospital to his role as Chief Medical Officer, having been with the hospital since opening in December, 2004. He has served as Chief of Staff, Vice Chief of Staff and Department of Surgery Chief over the years, as well as on various committees.