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December 28, 2013

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Dr. Anita Toussi has joined the Rural Health Innovation Collaborative as medical director of its Simulation Center.

Toussi is the chairperson and medical director of emergency medicine at Union Hospital Clinton, and brings a wealth of experience to the position, said Jack Jaeger, Simulation Center director.

“Dr. Toussi is dedicated to support healthcare education in a simulated learning environment,” Jaeger explained. “She is committed to develop and grow the Simulation Center for medical students, physicians’ assistants, training residents and her own emergency department team in training and rehearsing on difficult lifesaving or diagnostic procedures. She will also set up emergency medicine scenarios from single incidents to multiple disasters to teach and learn a safe, controlled approach to cases in a simulated environment.”

Toussi has been at Union Hospital since April 2012 and also serves as Parke County Emergency Medical Services director.

A native of Switzerland, she holds an MD and doctorate in medicine from the University of Geneva. She served her first residency in internal medicine in Geneva, followed by a fellowship in nephrology in London. She is board certified in emergency medicine and internal medicine, and was the first European trained in hospital-based emergency medicine. She has previously served as emergency medical director at Blanchard Valley Health System in Findlay, Ohio, and attending emergency physician at five hospitals in North Carolina. Her academic appointments have included assistant professor of clinical emergency medicine at Indiana University Medical School in Indianapolis and clinical professor of emergency medicine for the Indiana Family Practice Residency Program.

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Ivy Tech Community College President Thomas J. Snyder has appointed Dr. John Hogan as the state’s new associate vice president for student affairs and placement. Hogan previously served as the chancellor for the college’s Columbus/

Franklin region for the last 11 years.

“John has provided regional leadership in a six-county area and now we will look to maximize his experience and knowledge to help our students throughout the state,” Snyder said. “He will lead the efforts to expand our outreach with employers and connect them with our students throughout Indiana. He will play an important role in the college’s efforts with the Indiana Career Council and Indiana Works Councils to help in matching our degree programs, training objectives and graduates with the workforce needs of the state of Indiana.”

Hogan led Ivy Tech’s Columbus/Franklin region during a period of unprecedented enrollment growth, doubling its size in a span of three years. In Hogan’s tenure, the region grew from 3,328 students during the 2002-03 academic year to 9,593 in 2011-12. Enrollment doubled from 2006-07 to 2009-10.

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