The Indy Area Healthcare Executives Network was established in May of 1999 by Barbara Broadbridge, President and Owner of The Broadbridge Group, with the support of the ACHE Regents advisory council. Its primary purpose was to introduce executives from various sectors of healthcare in central Indiana and assist them in developing long term professional relationships. The organization grew to include executives from all over Indiana and surrounding states. IHEN formally affiliated with ACHE in 2001 and after changing it’s name to the Indiana Healthcare Executives Network, was incorporated in 2003.

In 2003 IHEN received the ACHE District IV Outstanding HealthCare Executive Group Award.

Quarterly meetings have been held in Indianapolis every May, September, November, and February with attendance ranging from 25 to 100 executives. In 2004 we began conducting meetings in Northern and Southern Indiana. Events are intentionally scheduled with networking time at the beginning and end of every meeting.

Corporate sponsors to date include The Women’s Hospital, American Senior Communities, St Vincent Carmel Hospital, Winona Memorial Hospital, The Rehab Hospital of IN, Aventis, Care Partners LLC, Clarian, Superior Consultant Company, Perspective, IN Blood Center, Hall Render Killian Heath & Lyman, Heaton & Eadie, Hoosier Neurology, BK&D, Health Evolutions, The IN Heart Hospital, The VA Medical Center, Noblis, Hylant Group, EthosPartners, Press Ganey, Duke Reality, Navigant, Lutheran Health Network, Parkview Health System, Memorial Hospital, St Joseph Hospital, St Vincent Health, Community Health, IU Health and Franciscan Health.

American Senior Communities, St. Vincent Hospital and Midwest Medical Management generously cosponsored the IHEN website start up and our first Gold sponsor, Navigant Consulting, made it possible to offer local CEUs.

The IHEN Advisory Board includes executives from various sectors of healthcare to ensure all segments of the healthcare industry are represented in the Network. Advisory Board elections are held in November for the following year. IHEN would like to thank past advisory board members for their dedication and service.