Indiana News

Regional Health Systems CEO Bob Krumwied to retire

MERRILLVILLE, Ind. (Inside INdiana Business) – Merrillville-based Regional Health Systems has announced that President and Chief Executive Officer Bob Krumwied will retire at the end of the year. Bill Trowbridge, who currently serves as president and CEO of Michigan City-based human service organization Paladin, has been selected as Krumwied’s successor.

Krumwied served the company for 30 years and was instrumental in uniting Regional Mental Health Center with its subsidiary corporations including Geminus Corp., Lake Park Residential Center, The Leading Edge Clubhouse as Regional Health Systems.

Krumwied received the Distinguished Hoosier Award from Governor Robert Orr, and the Sagamore of the Wabash award from Governor Evan Bayh.

Regional Health Systems will host a celebration of his work at the Avalon Manor in Merrillville on Friday.

“Bob’s commitment to build life-long resiliency for each individual we serve will resonate for generations to come. He spent his career striving for Hoosiers’ highest quality of care in mental health and substance use treatment, and advanced the Systems’ efforts in treating the whole person,” said Terry Quinn, chairman of the board of directors. “As a board, we are committed to carrying out his legacy for the betterment of Hoosiers.”


2 Columbus police officers arrested, facing charges of misconduct, ghost employment

COLUMBUS, Ind. (WISH) — Two Columbus police officers have been arrested on multiple charges including official misconduct and ghost employment.

According to Indiana State Police, Dan Meister and Ron May were arrested for allegedly working off-duty security jobs while also working on duty with the Columbus Police Department. An investigation into the officers began in November 2018 after a request was made by the Columbus Police Department.

Lt. Dan Meister and Sgt. Ron May allegedly worked overlapping shifts for both the police department and Columbus Regional Hospital between February 2015 and August 2018. The officers were paid by CPD and the hospital for the same hours worked on multiple occasions.

Meister had overlapped hours on 52 different occasions and May overlapped on 62 occasions, investigators say.

The investigation was turned over to a special prosecutor and arrest warrants were issued for the men on Friday. They were arrested Friday afternoon without incident and taken to the Bartholomew County Jail, police say.

Both officers are facing charges of official misconduct, ghost employment and theft.

May and Meister are expected to face initial hearings soon.

Information about how long they have worked with CPD was not immediately available.