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
Brian Shockney, HFA, FACHE
President, IU Health South Central Region
Brian Shockney is responsible for operational leadership of IU Health Bloomington Hospital, including leading professional and support services, transformation initiative and medical staff operations. Prior to this role, Shockney was chief operating officer at IU Health Arnett Hospital. He has also served as president and chief executive officer at Memorial Hospital in Logansport, Ind.
Shockney earned his bachelor's degree from Indiana University-Kokomo and an MHA from Indiana University in Indianapolis. He is a fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives.
Dan Handel, MD
Chief Medical Officer, IU Health South Central Region
Dan Handel joined the IU Health team in 2018 as chief medical officer for IU Health’s South Central Region. He is a board certified emergency medicine physician.
Handel is from Indiana and went to Northwestern University for his medical training. He worked at Oregon Health and Science University in positions including vice chair of clinical affairs for the Department of Emergency Medicine. Most recently, he was executive medical director and CMO at Medical University of South Carolina.
He has a Lean Six Sigma black belt certification and holds advanced degrees in public health, aeronautics and business.
Bruce Wade, MBA, FACHE, SPHR
Vice President of Human Resources, IU Health South Central Region
Bruce Wade provides system leadership for human resource operations at IU Health Bedford Hospital, IU Health Bloomington Hospital, IU Health Paoli Hospital and IU Health Morgan, serving over 2,700 employees and 130 leaders. Wade has worked in various positions of human resources leadership at IU Health since 2000.
Prior to joining IU Health, Wade served as administrator and director of human resources at various hospital systems in Huntsville, Ala., Louisville, Ken. and Richmond, Va. He earned his MBA at Indiana Wesleyan University, his bachelor’s degree at DePauw University and he attended Culver Military Academy.
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.
Wendy Hernandez, MSM, RRT
VP of Professional and Support Services, IU Health Bloomington Hospital
Wendy Hernandez leads professional and support services at IU Health Bloomington Hospital including the areas of orthopedics, neuroscience and rehabilitation services, facilities, food and environmental services, pharmacy and protective services, pulmonary and radiology.
Hernandez previously served as transformation officer at IU Health West Hospital, where she has held various leadership positions. A registered respiration therapist, Hernandez has also previously led respiratory care services at IU Health Methodist, University and Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health.
Hernandez earned her master’s of business management degree at Indiana Wesleyan University and her bachelor’s at Indiana University.
Cynthia Herrington, DNP, FNP, NE-BC, OCN
Chief Nursing Officer, IU Health Bloomington Hospital
Cynthia (Cindy) Herrington works with teams across the hospital to uphold healthcare standards while keeping the focus on patient-centered care. Cindy has served the organization for over 27 years as a Registered Nurse, Patient Care Director, Manager of Clinical Operations and Director of Risk Management.
Cindy holds a Bachelor of Science and 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 also an ANCC Board Certified Nurse Executive and an ONCC Oncology Certified Nurse.
Brad Dykes, FACHE, MHA, MBA
President, IU Health Bedford Hospital
Bradford Dykes is responsible for the general management and leadership of Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital. 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. 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.
President, IU Health Paoli Hospital
Larry Bailey has been a team member of Indiana University Health since 1992. He currently serves as president of Indiana University Health Paoli Hospital and IU Health Morgan. Previously, Bailey served as chief financial officer and internal auditor/financial analyst. Prior to joining Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital, Bailey worked as a manager at Kimmerling, Myers & Co., Inc., a CPA firm specializing in health care accounting and consulting.
Bailey holds a bachelor of science degree in business from Indiana University and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and a fellow of the Healthcare Financial Management Association.
Chief Operating Officer, IU Health South Central Region
Alan Biggs joined IU Health in 2018 as Chief Operating Officer for the IU Health South Central Region. In this role, Biggs oversees IU Health Bloomington Hospital's operations, supports regional initiatives and works closely with IU Health System Business Services and Southern Indiana Physicians. He also providers leadership in planning the opening of the new hospital campus on Bloomington's east side.
Biggs brings a wide range of healthcare experiences to IU Health including senior leadership positions with EMCARE/EMVISION and Logansport Hospital. Biggs holds a Bachelor of Science in Business from Indiana University Bloomington and a Master's in Business Administration from Indiana University Kokomo. He is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.
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
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