In his role as president, Kyle DeFur is responsible for oversight of St.Vincent Indianapolis Hospital, St.Vincent Women’s Hospital, Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at St.Vincent, St.Vincent Stress Center, St.Vincent Seton Specialty Hospital Indianapolis and St.Vincent Seton Specialty Hospital Lafayette.
Since his appointment in 2007, DeFur has focused on growth through strategic partnerships, and on sustaining and strengthening St.Vincent Indianapolis Hospital as a leading health-care provider in Indiana – one that is highly reliable, efficient and loving. Under DeFur’s leadership, St.Vincent Indianapolis Hospital consistently ranks among the nation’s best health-care facilities, and has been recognized as one of the nation’s top hospitals by a number of independent rating agencies, including: Thomson Reuters, The Leapfrog Group, National Research Corporation, HealthGrades, Becker’s Hospital Review and U.S. News & World Report. In 2012, the hospital was recognized as a leader in nursing excellence when it received the Magnet® Designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
Prior to joining St.Vincent Indianapolis, DeFur served as president of Saint John’s Health System in Anderson, Indiana (now part of St.Vincent Health) for four years. He has had a proven track record for partnering with physicians in developing strong operations focused on quality patient care.
DeFur holds both a master’s degree in Hospital Administration and a master’s degree in Business Administration from Xavier University, Cincinnati, and a bachelor’s degree from Anderson University. He serves on the boards of the Greater Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce, Greater Indianapolis Progress Committee, Indiana Youth Institute and Anderson University. Additionally, he was the Chair of the 2011 Heart of Gold Ball for the American Heart Association.