IU Health Bedford Leadership
Our executive leadership and board of directors guide our constant pursuit of excellence through leading-edge medicine and scientific innovation at IU Health Bedford. Learn more about our leaders.
IU Health Bedford Executives
Bradford W. Dykes, FACHE, MHA, MBA
Bradford Dykes is responsible for the general management and leadership of Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital and serves as a member of the Board of Directors for both IU Health Bedford Hospital and IU Health Bedford Hospital Foundation. He previously served as CEO of hospital and ambulatory diagnostic and treatment facilities in Indiana, Alabama and Florida, with more than 25 years of experience in the hospital/healthcare field. Dykes is active with several healthcare organizations and has served as a board member of the Indiana Hospital and Health Association, Indiana Rural Health Association and the Hospital Licensure Council of the Indiana State Department of Health. Mr. Dykes has a B.A. from Wabash College, MHA from Indiana University School of Medicine, and M.B.A. from Murray State University. He is certified as a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives
Amy Little, DNP, RN, IBCLC
Chief Nursing Officer
Amy Little joined IU Health Bedford as the Chief Nursing Officer in 2019. She previously worked at IU Health Bloomington Hospital and held a senior nurse leadership position at Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health before joining IU Health Bedford.
Tara Williams, RN, MSN
Director of Ancillary and Support Services
Tara Williams oversees support service departments at IU Health Bedford, including environmental services, central supply, food and nutrition, diabetes clinic, volunteer services and gift shop, service excellence and community outreach, respiratory therapy, electrocardiography, electroencephalography, pharmacy, communications and dispatch, integrated care management and sleep services. Williams has 17 years of experience as a nurse, with six of those years involved in information technology operations. She has been certified in Inpatient obstetrics (RNC-OB) for 14 years and she holds a certification in practice workflow and information management redesign (CHTS-PW) and information technology infrastructure library foundation certification. In addition to her AS in nursing from Vincennes University, Williams also holds a BS and MS in nursing (clinical systems management).
IU Health South Central Region Board of Directors
Dan Peterson, Board Chairman
Brian Shockney, South Central Region President
Jim Laughlin, MD
John Strobel, MD
David Beachy, DO
Hojjat Shamloo, MD