Marketplace – November 12

The Indiana Hospital Association named Columbus Regional Health President and CEO Jim Bickel as the 2017 Distinguished Service Award winner.

Each year, the association presents the award to one Indiana hospital executive who has made outstanding contributions to his or her organization, its patients, the community and the health care profession. Bickel received the award in early November at the association’s annual banquet.

Bickel has served as CEO of Columbus Regional Health since 2007, leading the hospital through recovery efforts in 2008, when a flood closed hospital for nearly five months. During that period, Bickel decided to keep all staff on the payroll, which totaled $40 million. During the last 10 years, he has guided the health system through significant transformation and growth and has been responsible for aspects of the system, including the inpatient care hospital, more than 20 primary care and specialty practices, several outpatient care locations, Hospice services, PromptMed and WellConnect.

Alisha Roberts recently joined German American Insurance as a personal risk manager serving Bartholomew, Jackson and Jennings counties.

She will serve individuals and families with insurance plans to protect homes, automobiles, boats and other assets. She has over 17 years of experience in the insurance industry, and holds her Life, Health, and Accident Insurance License as well as her Indiana Property and Casualty License.

Roberts and her husband, Greg, are the parents of two children and reside in North Vernon.

Her office is located inside German American Bank’s office in The Cole in downtown Columbus, 240 Jackson St.  Her phone number is 812-314-2180.