Fish named new leader of Schneck

Dr. Eric Fish has led Schneck Medical Center’s response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, playing a major role in keeping the community informed on the virus’s impact.

Beginning Sept. 1, Fish will take on a new role of leading the entire hospital.

During a meeting Monday night, Rick Smith, chairman of the Schneck Board of Trustees, named Fish the hospital’s president and chief executive officer succeeding Warren Forgey who is retiring Aug. 31.

“We are so fortunate to have Dr. Fish lead Schneck Medical Center,” Smith said. “His talents, expertise and vision will ensure Schneck continues to grow, evolve and bring leading medicine to the communities we serve.

“This is a critical time in healthcare and how we navigate the path ahead is determined by the people who lead the way,” Smith added. “Dr. Fish is the right leader to carry forward the aspirations of this organization.”

Fish has more than 15 years of leadership experience at Schneck including serving as medical director of Schneck Obstetrics and Gynecology, president of the Schneck Medical staff, chairman of the board of managers for Inspire Health Partners, vice president of medical affairs and chief medical officer. His current position is executive vice president and chief operating officer.

“I am honored and humbled by the confidence Schneck has placed in me to lead our organization into the future,” Fish said. “There are great challenges ahead for those of us in healthcare and I welcome them.

“Backed by the highly capable and dedicated team members of this organization and by our outstanding physicians, I look forward to continuing to build on the excellent foundation Warren has created in leading our efforts to improve the health of the communities we serve,” he added.

Fish earned his medical degree at Indiana University School of Medicine and completed his residency in obstetrics and gynecology at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis. He joined the medical staff at Schneck in 2005 and founded Schneck Obstetrics and Gynecology in 2006.