John Sparzo, M.D., has been serving as interim CEO since June. Sparzo will return to his position as vice president of medical affairs.
Speer is a graduate of Purdue University and Valparaiso University School of Law. In 1996, he became a partner at Hall, Render, Killian, Heath & Lyman, a law firm specializing in health care law. In that role, he became the general counsel and chief legal officer for St. Vincent Health and in 2006 assumed the role of system vice president and chief strategy officer for St. Vincent Health. In that capacity, he was responsible for strategic direction of business development; mergers and acquisitions; marketing; communications; physician relations; corporate sponsorships; employer health and wellness; real estate; and facility design and construction.
Speer is executive vice president of the Indiana Academy of Family Physicians where he oversees that organization and acts as the principal spokesperson for the academy and its 1800 members. He will continue in that role.
He and his wife, Kim, have two sons, Eric and Cole. He is an Eagle Scout and is involved in coaching and managing lacrosse and hockey. Recently, Speer was appointed co-chairman of the committee that will oversee the NCAA Division I Men's Lacrosse Tournament at Lucas Oil Stadium. The Speer family lives in Hamilton County but plans to relocate to Hendricks County.
Since 1962, Hendricks Regional Health has served as the area's leading healthcare provider by delivering innovative care with a personal touch. Licensed by the Indiana State Department of Health and accredited by the Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program, Hendricks Regional Health staffs a full complement of physicians in 56 specialties at locations in Danville, Avon, Plainfield, Brownsburg, Lizton, and Bainbridge.