Berich and Schaefer bolster Lutheran Health Physicians leadership team
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Oct. 2, 2019) – Lutheran Health Physicians announced today two additions to its leadership team, appointing Diana Berich as chief quality officer and Mark Schaefer as vice president of ambulatory services.
Berich assumes her role with LHP after previously representing Lutheran Health as the vice president of Dukes Medical Group. She has also served as the executive director for primary care for Lutheran Medical Group, where she managed operations for over 50 primary care offices consisting of more than 300 employees working in 17 locations.
Berich holds an undergraduate degree from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University and a master’s of business administration from Doermer School of Business at Indiana University – Fort Wayne. Currently, she is pursuing a doctorate in health administration from the University of Phoenix with anticipated completion in spring 2020.
Schaefer joins LHP from Parkview Physicians Group where he oversaw its colorectal, gastrointestinal and weight management service lines as the director of specialty services. Prior to that, he served as the chief executive officer at Summit Radiology in Fort Wayne, where he was responsible for the physician practice’s growth from 30 physicians to 47 physicians and its affiliations from 10 hospitals to 19.
Before stepping into his CEO role at Summit Radiology, Schaefer spent time as the executive director for MD Imaging in Fort Wayne, where he directed the joint venture between several area facilities and represented approximately 85 internal and contracted employees. Schaefer also previously held the title of chief operations officer at the former Kindred Hospital, currently Parkview Lagrange.
He has a master of business administration from Taylor University, as well as a bachelor’s degree in general studies from Indiana University – Fort Wayne.