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Thursday, February 17, 2011

Former St. Francis Health medical chief honored for service

INDIANAPOLIS – Alan Gillespie, M.D., former chief medical officer and vice president for Franciscan St. Francis Health, is the recipient of the hospital’s Distinguished Service Award.

He was selected for that honor by the hospital’s medical executive committee and recently recognized at a ceremony in downtown Indianapolis.

Gillespie retired as the chief medical officer last July but has remained on staff with the corporate office as Medical Director of Special Projects, working primarily on quality initiatives, especially evidence-based order sets.

Joining the St. Francis medical staff in 1982, he practiced with Southside OB/GYN for 23 years began before taking on the position of St. Francis CMO in 2005. He has chaired nearly every medical staff committee at the hospital, including president of the medical staff in 1994 and medical director of the Women and Children’s Services.

A graduate of Brown University and the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Gillespie completed his OB/GYN residency training at the Indiana University School of Medicine.