INDIANAPOLIS – Myron D. Lewis, FACHE, has been named administrative director of Indiana University Health Saxony Hospital, a 42-bed facility scheduled to open later this year on Indianapolis’ northeast side. As part of his responsibilities, Lewis will provide operational support and oversight of the hospital’s orthopedic and spine care programs. He will begin his new position on Feb. 28.
Before joining IU Health Saxony Hospital, Lewis served as administrative executive director at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital, a 355-bed regional facility. He directed operations of the hospital’s regional orthopedic center, regional neuroscience institute, rehabilitation services, radiology services and advance pain center. Specifically, Lewis identified the need for and directed the building of a 23-bed, $2.9 million orthopedic and neuroscience unit at IU Health Bloomington Hospital and developed an inpatient total joint program there. He expanded orthopedic services and grew hip and knee replacement surgeries by 29%. Lewis also opened a new 9,500 sq. ft. outpatient Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine facility and achieved CARF certification for inpatient rehabilitation unit and Primary Stroke Center certification for Bloomington Hospital’s Regional Neuroscience Institute.
Lewis’ previous positions also included director of the neuroscience and orthopedic service lines at Northern Michigan Regional Hospital in Petoskey, MI and program coordinator at MetroHealth in Grand Rapids, MI.
“With extensive experience directing the daily operations of orthopedic and neuroscience programs, Myron Lewis is a real asset to the leadership team we’ve assembled at IU Health Saxony Hospital,” says Phil Dulberger, MD, chief executive officer and chief medical officer of IU Health Saxony Hospital. “Myron has a proven track record of excellence in strategic planning, marketing and operations management – all key areas that will help IU Health Saxony Hospital establish itself as a healthcare leader in central Indiana.”
Lewis earned a bachelor’s degree in industrial/organizational psychology from Michigan State University and a master’s degree in clinical social work from Western Michigan University. He also holds a master’s in business administration from Indiana Wesleyan University. A fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, Lewis was appointed by Governor Mitch Daniels to the Indiana Stroke Prevention Task Force. He also is chair of the Indiana Hospital Association Rehabilitation Task Force.
IU Health Saxony Hospital, set to open late this year, will operate as a patient-centered hospital focused on surgical cardiovascular, orthopedics and spine care, as well as emergency services. The hospital will include an intensive care unit, six operating rooms and a full emergency department.