SOURCE: HealthEast Care System

November 12, 2007 17:00 ET

St. Paul Hospital CEO Is Retiring

ST. PAUL, MN--(Marketwire - November 12, 2007) - Frank Indihar, MD, CEO of Bethesda Hospital in St. Paul, will be retiring in February 2008. Dr. Indihar has served as CEO of Bethesda Hospital since 2002. He also held the role of Medical Director at Bethesda from 1997 until just recently. Bethesda is a member of the HealthEast Care System.

"As Bethesda's CEO, I've been able to affect the lives of many patients by attending to our quality of care, initiating new programs and enhancing our environment for the sake of our patients, families and staff," said Dr. Indihar.

During his tenure, Dr. Indihar has led Bethesda through many changes and improvements, both in terms of physical renovations and program and service enhancements. The hospital's infrastructure and appearance have been radically upgraded and almost the entire hospital has been renovated. Dr. Indihar championed the solicitation of the sculptures, landscaping and installation of the gazebo to the Sheehy Therapeutic Garden. Under his leadership, Bethesda has moved to the PPS system of reimbursement, started Bethesda's Outpatient Services, including the Capistrant Parkinson's Center and HealthEast Concussion Clinic.

Dr. Indihar is always quick to credit Bethesda's employees and medical staff for these successes. Employee engagement has continued to climb. In 2007, Bethesda received the "healthy workplace" award from the Minnesota Psychological Association.

Before serving as Bethesda's CEO and Medical Director, Dr. Indihar practiced medicine with St. Paul Internists for 27 years. He has been active in many professional organizations including American College of Physicians, American Medical Association, Ramsey County Medical Society, Minnesota Society of Internal Medicine, and American College of Chest Physicians. He has served as a delegate to the American Medical Association House of Delegates since 1996.

Dr. Indihar has also been involved with many civic activities and currently serves on the Minnesota Orchestra's Board of Directors. He also served as President of New Connections and on the Board of The St. Paul Seminary and was a member of the St Paul City Planning Commission.

HealthEast Care System is a community-focused, non-profit health care system that provides innovative technology, compassionate care and a full spectrum of family health services. HealthEast includes Bethesda Hospital, St. John's Hospital, St. Joseph's Hospital and Woodwinds Health Campus as well as outpatient services, clinics, pharmacies and transportation services.

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