Rex Richards, president of the Valparaiso Chamber of Commerce, is the new chairman of the Regional Development Co. board of directors.
Michael Harmless was named chair of the Ivy Tech Foundation Board of Directors.
The upgraded and expanded Franciscan Beacon Hospital in La Porte is on track for construction to be finished by early 2020.
Mary DeBoer recently was appointed by Gov. Eric Holcomb to serve as a judge in the Porter County Circuit Court.
Nurse Rose Flinchum was named Diabetes Educator of the Year for 2019 by the Indiana Coordinating Body of the American Diabetes Association.
Robert “Bob” Krumwied, president and CEO of Merrillville-based Regional Health Systems Mental Health Center, will retire at the end of the year and will be succeeded by Bill Trowbridge, president and CEO of Paladin, a Michigan City-based organization that assists people with disabilities.
Muncie-based First Merchants Corp. elected a new member to its board of directors and named a new leader for its Michigan operations.
Community Hospital in Munster now is designated as a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and Level III Obstetrical Service site under the Indiana State Department of Health’s, new levels-of-care rating system.