Art Vasquez, has been selected as president of the West Central Region of Indiana University Health which includes IU Health hospitals and clinics in Tippecanoe, White and Carroll counties as well as the IU Health Arnett Physician Group. Vasquez will assume his role leading a team of over 3,300 West Central Region team members on June 7.
Vasquez, currently the chief operating officer for the IU Health Indianapolis Suburban Region, joined IU Health in 2016 as chief operating and financial officer of IU Health West and was promoted to president in 2018. He was promoted to his current position in 2019.
“We are pleased to have Art advance his career at IU Health,” said Michelle Janney, PhD, RN, executive vice president and chief operating officer, IU Health. “His years of proven success in the healthcare and finance industries along with his progressive advancement path with IU Health is a testament to his talents and drive, making him an excellent choice as the region’s leader.”
Prior to joining IU Health, Vasquez served as the chief financial officer and vice president of finance for St. Catherine’s Hospital Inc. in East Chicago and prior to that as assistant vice president at Kaufman, Hall & Associates in Illinois. Additionally, he held finance positions with several healthcare organizations in his early career.
He holds a bachelor’s in finance from DePaul University, and an MBA from Purdue University – Hammond and is a certified public accountant. He serves on the boards of Indiana Latino Institute, La Plaza, Inc. and the Indiana Health Fund.
Vasquez is a member of the Indianapolis Business Journal’s 2019 class of Forty Under 40 and was an Indy’s Best and Brightest Top 10 finalist.
Current West Central Region president, Dan Neufelder, FACHE will assume the role of senior vice president for IU Health effective June 7 until his retirement in September.
“Art’s inclusive, values-based leadership style along with his focus on community involvement, ensures many achievements to come in the West Central Region,” said Janney.