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Community Health Network announces new hospital presidents; Leadership of Community Hospitals South, East named

For release: 8/21/2009

Indianapolis, IN---Community Health Network is pleased to announce the new presidents of Community Hospitals South and East, following an internal and external search.  Anthony Lennen will lead Community Hospital South, while Robin Ledyard, M.D., MPH, becomes president of Community Hospital East, effective August 31.

Lennen takes over for Mike Blanchet, who was promoted to president and CEO of Community Hospitals of Indianapolis, Inc. in May.   Dr. Ledyard replaces Anita Harden, who retired in November of 2008, and currently serves as president emeritus of the hospital.

“I am confident in Tony’s ability to lead during this exciting time at Community Hospital South, given his strong track record of success,” said Blanchet.  “He brings a lot of energy and enthusiasm around creating exceptional experiences for patients and families, building strong physician relationships, and serving as an advocate for employees.  In addition, he is very excited about the opportunities for Community Health Network to grow in the south market.”

Lennen’s most recent position was managing director for Catalyst Healthcare Advisors, a health care consulting company focusing primarily on performance improvement.  Prior to this position, he was president and CEO of Major Hospital in Shelbyville, Indiana, from 1993 to 2008.  He received a master’s degree in health administration from IndianaUniversity and a bachelor of science degree from the Krannert School of Management.

He is a member of The American College of Healthcare Executives and The Healthcare Financial Management Association, is a past board member of the Indiana Hospital Association, as well as a former member of The Health Care Roundtable.  He has served on several community and health care boards and was named to the 1996 Indianapolis Business Journal’s Forty Under Forty class, the publication’s annual list of 40 fast rising under 40 business executives in the Indianapolis area.  He has also made the IBJ’s Who’s Who in Health Care in central Indiana on numerous occasions.

Dr. Ledyard has been with Community Health Network since 1995, when she started as a faculty member for the network’s family practice residency program, eventually becoming program director from 1999-2002.  She has successfully served in a variety of roles at Community East, including physician advisor for case management, director of the care management council, and member of the Community East facility team.  In addition, she provides medical direction for the network’s community benefit program.

She is a graduate of the Indiana University School of Medicine and holds a master’s degree in public health.  Dr. Ledyard’s affiliations include: the AmericanAcademy of Family Physicians; Indiana Academy of Family Physicians; American Medical Association; Indiana State Medical Association; American Family Practice Residency Directors; AmericanCollege of Physician Executives; American Medical Women’s Association; and American Public Health Association. She is chair of the Indiana Chapter of Family Practice Residency Directors and serves on the boards of the MetropolitanIndianapolis-CentralIndianaAreaHealthEducationCenter and the Gennesaret Free Clinic.

“Robin’s wealth of experience ranges from private practice to public health to hospital care,” said Blanchet.  “She brings to her role passion for promoting health, eagerness to get involved in the community, and commitment to continuing Community’s long-standing mission of  meeting health care needs on the east side.”

In her spare time, Dr. Ledyard enjoys running, biking and being with her family. She is married to Tom Ledyard, M.D., a family physician at Community’s Family Medicine Residency Program. The couple, who lives in downtown Indianapolis, has two daughters, Hannah, a sophomore at San DiegoStateUniversity; and Jessica, a sophomore at UniversityHigh School.   Lennen’s personal interests include golf, weight lifting, running, spectator sports and reading.  He lives in Shelbyville with his family, which includes wife Beth, a cardiac critical care nurse, and children David, a junior math major at Purdue; and stepdaughter, Anna, a high school sophomore.

About Community Health Network
Ranked among the top 10 integrated health care networks in the nation, Community Health Network has more than 70 sites of care throughout central Indiana. This includes Community Hospitals East, North and South in Indianapolis and Community Hospital Anderson; The Indiana Heart Hospital, a dedicated heart hospital; Indiana Surgery Centers; Community Physicians of Indiana; Community Home Health Services; MedCheck walk-in care centers and MEDPOINT express convenience clinics; employer health services; nursing homes; and other health care facilities. Community Health Network is committed to getting you well and back to your life. For more information about Community Health Network or to find a physician, call 800-777-7775 or visit



Lynda de Widt
Media Relations
Community Health Network

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