Indiana University Health President and CEO Daniel F. Evans, Jr. is retiring. He is relinquishing his role as president but will continue to serve as CEO of the statewide health system until May 1, 2016. IU Health Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Dennis M. Murphy will be promoted to president of the organization, effective immediately. He will take over as CEO in May when Evans retires and will continue to serve as COO until a successor is named.Evans has overseen the expansion of the IU Health system from three hospitals in downtown Indianapolis to a unified state health system of nearly 20 hospitals and health centers that treat more than 2.5 million patients each year.
Throughout his tenure, IU Health has consistently been included in the prestigious U.S. News & World Report’s annual Best Hospitals rankings, which also recognizes IU Health as the No. 1 hospital in the state of Indiana. Other milestones include the opening of the world-class IU Health Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center, the IU Health Neuroscience Center and the Riley Hospital for Children Simon Family Tower at IU Health.