IU Health Bloomington 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 Bloomington.

IU Health Bloomington Executives

Denzil Ross, MBA

President, IU Health South Central Region

Denzil Ross joined IU Health as president of the South Central Region in February 2024. In this role, he leads strategic and operational avenues for IU Health Bloomington, IU Health Bedford Hospital, IU Health Morgan, IU Health Paoli Hospital, and over 60 ambulatory clinics and joint ventures encompassing more than 5,000 team members in seven counties.

Before joining IU Health, Ross served as the chief executive officer for Northwest Medical Center Houghton, a 145-bed facility he helped open during the COVID-19 pandemic. His previous leadership roles have included Chief Operating Officer and Lead Administrator for Lovelace Medical Center and Heart Hospital of New Mexico, and Chief Operating Officer and Ethics and Compliance Officer at Metropolitan Methodist in San Antonio, TX.

Ross is Board Certified and a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives as well as a member and co-founder of the Kansas City Regional Chapter of the National Association of Health Service Executives. He is also a member the National Association of Health Service Executives, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. and Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity.

At Park University, Ross earned his Master’s in Business Administration with an emphasis in healthcare and health services management. He was Cum Laude when he graduated with his Bachelor of Science in Computer Science with an emphasis in system analysis. He was also an America’s Essential Hospitals Fellow (formerly NAPH).

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Michael Craig

Chief Financial Officer, IU Health South Central Region

Mike Craig has been the chief financial officer for IU Health South Central Region since January of 2014. Prior to his current role, Craig served as the CFO for IU Health Southern Indiana Physicians. Craig also served director of financial planning and reimbursement for Bloomington Hospital from July 2000 through January 2012. During this time, he owned and operated MMI Healthcare Consulting, LLC, providing specialized Medicare services to hospitals across the country.

Before joining Bloomington Hospital, Craig was a partner with the firm of Olive, LLP. The firm specialized in healthcare financial consulting for a large hospital clientele within a four state region.

Craig is a Certified Public Accountant and a graduate of Ball State University with a BS in accounting.

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John Sparzo, MD, MBA, CPHQ

Chief Financial Officer, IU Health South Central Region

John Sparzo joined IU Health as the Chief Medical Officer in 2022. In this role he focuses on improving health care outcomes, quality and patient safety across the acute care locations in the South Central Region. He also works to support physicians and other providers so that they can continue to deliver excellent care to their patients.

Sparzo trained at IU Health University and IU Health Riley Hospital for Children for his combined Internal Medicine/Pediatrics residency, serving as chief resident in his final year. His work as a physician executive spans over 20 years and includes work as a Vice President of Medical Affairs, leadership in a post-acute care practice, and as system medical director for hospitalists in an Indiana-based hospital system.

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Cynthia Herrington, DNP, FNP, NE-BC, OCN

Chief Nursing Officer, IU Health South Central Region

Cynthia (Cindy) Herrington works with teams across the South Central Region to uphold healthcare standards and operational management while keeping the focus on patient-centered care. Cindy has served the organization for over three decades in a wide range of acute care operations across several specialities.

Cindy holds a Master of Science in Nursing degree from Indiana Wesleyan University, a Master of Science in Family Nurse Practitioner degree from the University of Southern Indiana, and a Doctorate of Nursing Practice degree from the University of Southern Indiana. Cindy is a Board-Certified Nurse Executive and is a Certified Oncology Nurse.

She sits on the Advisory Boards for the Indiana University School of Nursing and the IVY Tech Community College. She belongs to the Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society and American Organization of Nursing Leadership (AONL). She is also a Board Member for the Indiana Center for Nursing and serves on the Advisory Board for the Owen Purdue Extension Club. She belongs to the Regional Collaborative for Nurse Leaders and Local Council of Women. Cindy was an inaugural member of the AONL 2019 Certificate of Executive Leadership Program.

Cindy Herrington, IU Health Bloomington Chief Nursing Officer

Brechin Newby, MD, MBA, FAAP

Chief Physician Executive, IU Health South Central Region

Brechin Newby, MD, serves as the regional Chief Physician Executive. She leads and manages the affairs of the practice group for the South Central Region, maintaining the deployment and effective utilization of resources to uphold the mission and values of the organization. She represents the regional practice group within the IU Health system.

Dr. Newby attended Indiana University School of Medicine and completed her pediatric residency at Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health. Dr. Newby began her leadership career as a chief resident and has continued that work at IU Health in many leadership positions. She previously served as Chief of Staff at Bloomington Hospital and Service Line Medical Executive for Southern Indiana Physicians. Dr Newby completed her Physician MBA through the IU Kelley School of Business.

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Bruce Wade, MBA, FACHE

Vice President of Human Resources, IU Health South Central Region

Bruce Wade provides executive leadership for human resource operations, serving over 4,200 team members and 180 leaders. Wade has served in the organization for over 23 years in the roles of manager, director, and regional director in human resources.

Prior to joining IU Health, Wade served in various human resource leadership roles with Humana Hospitals in Kentucky, Virginia, and Alabama.

Wade holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from DePauw University, a Master of Business Administration degree from Indiana Wesleyan University and attended Culver Academies. He is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

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IU Health South Central Region Board of Directors

  • Jack Kenworthy, Board Chairman
  • Denzil Ross, President, South Central Region
  • Lynn Coyne
  • Kevin Gebke, MD
  • Rick Hendrickson
  • Jim Laughlin, MD
  • Julie Minton
  • Dan Peterson
  • Joyce Poling
  • Janet Perry
  • Hojjat Shamloo, MD
  • Mohan Shenoy, MD
  • Corinna Repetto, MD