IU Health Arnett Leadership
Our constant pursuit of excellence through leading-edge medicine and scientific innovation at IU Health is guided by our executive leadership. Learn more about those who lead IU Health Arnett Hospital.
IU Health Arnett Hospital Executives
Daniel Neufelder, FACHE
President, West Central Region
Daniel Neufelder was appointed president of IU Health West Central Region in May 2018. Neufelder began his extensive career in the industry as a healthcare management consultant and auditor with Ernst & Young. For the last 28 years, he has either served as a chief executive officer or senior vice president for nationally recognized integrated systems.
Neufelder is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, a Board Leadership Fellow of the National Association of Corporate Directors, a certified public accountant and a certified executive coach. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern Indiana and a master’s degree from the University of Indianapolis.
Brian Weirich, DHA, MHA, RN, CENP
Chief Nursing Officer
Brian Weirich joined the executive team at IU Health Arnett as chief nursing officer in January 2017. He is responsible for setting the strategic vision for nursing and patient care throughout the West Central Region. Weirich aligns IU Health’s vision of delivering the best care by implementing policies and standards that ensure quality and consistency. Before joining IU Health he held various leadership positions at University of Colorado Health, Barnes-Jewish Hospital and the Ohio State University Medical Center.
Weirich has a doctorate in Healthcare Administration from The Medical University of South Carolina and a master's degree in healthcare administration and a bachelor's degree in nursing, both from the Ohio University. He is a 2015 Fellow of the American Organization of Nurse Executives.
Chief Operating Officer
Jeff Zeh joined IU Health as the president of IU Health White Memorial Hospital in February 2015. In November 2016, Jeff was named chief operating officer of the West Central Region. Prior to joining IU Health, Jeff had extensive healthcare leadership experience as the vice president of Navion Healthcare Solutions. Previously, he held several senior leadership roles with the now Franciscan Health at Lafayette St. Elizabeth Hospital, Home Hospital and St. Claire Hospital in Crawfordsville.
Jeff is originally from Frankfort but is a long time West Lafayette resident, where he graduated from Purdue University with a degree in communication and advertising. He also received his master’s degree from Indiana University in health administration.
Jeff and his wife Beth have three children and reside in West Lafayette.
Chief Financial Officer
Todd Williams was appointed chief financial officer of the West Central Region of IU Health in October 2018.
Prior to joining IU Health, Williams worked for Cardinal Health in financial and operational vice president roles. He spent time in Germany, where he successfully aligned cross-business and cross-functional teams to establish metrics to manage performance, measure progress, drive accountability and improve communication to key stakeholders. He was part of the leadership team responsible for the development of a refreshed organizational design, aiding in the development of key roles in the updated organizational structure.
Before that, he served as CFO for the Indiana Public Employees’ Retirement Fund and held various financial leadership and process improvement roles at Eli Lilly and Company. Williams has a bachelor’s degree in accounting and an MBA from Indiana University.
James Bien, MD
Chief Medical Officer & Vice President of Quality & Safety
James Bien, MD, FAAP joined Arnett Clinic in 1999 as a pediatrician and quickly moved through a series of physician leadership roles. Bien has served as the interim Chief Medical Officer since May 2018 and accepted the position of Chief Medical Officer and Vice President of Quality and Safety for IU Health Arnett and the West Central Region in January 2019.
Bien is passionate about the welfare of our patients and the health of our community. Bien is a physician advocate. He is admired for his compassionate leadership, deep intellect, future insight, integrity and his commitment to lifelong learning.
In this position, Bien serves as the senior physician executive for West Central Region of IU Health. His responsibilities include serving as the senior executive for the 300-member IU Health Arnett Physician Group, serving as the senior physician executive providing oversight of quality and patient safety, and engaging with IU Health on important system initiatives.
Bien earned his bachelor of science in biomedical engineering from Marquette University, his medical degree from Northwestern University and trained in pediatrics at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center with an additional year as chief resident in pediatrics. Bien is an Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Indiana University School of Medicine at Purdue University. He has served in leadership positions with the Indiana Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics. Bien also serves numerous community organizations.
Bien is an avid cyclist, outdoorsman and reader. He and his wife Cadi have three children and reside in West Lafayette.
Chief Practice Officer
James joined IU Health Arnett in January 2015 as service line director for Neuromuscular Services, where he was responsible for the strategy, financial and clinical performance for orthopedics, neurology, pain management, rheumatology, rehabilitation and sports medicine. Parsons has furthered his career with IU Health by becoming the regional director of operations for the West Central Region where he added Radiology and Cardiovascular service lines along with other projects to his role.
Parsons has an MBA from Indiana University and a Master of Healthcare Administration from the University of Saint Francis. He and his wife, Stephanie, live in West Lafayette yet are raising their three daughters to be Hoosier fans.
VP of Human Resources & Administration
Koreen Kyhnell joined IU Health Arnett in June 1997 as director of human resources and was promoted to vice president in 2003. Previous to joining IU Health Arnett, Kyhnell had 10 years of experience in human resource management in manufacturing, distribution and retail. She holds a bachelor of science in retail management from Purdue University
Kyhnell and her husband, Karl, have two boys. Her personal interests include her son's sports activities, Purdue University football and basketball, the Chicago Cubs and reading
West Central Region Board of Directors
- Chair: Victor L. Lechtenberg, Professor and Dean Emeritus, Purdue University
- Vice Chair: Christopher Mansfield, MD, Hospitalist, IU Health Arnett
- Treasurer: Todd Williams, CFO, West Central Region of IU Health
- Secretary: Derek E. Empie, Assistant General Counsel & Executive Director of Statewide Activities, IU Health
- President: Daniel Neufelder, FACHE, President, West Central Region of IU Health