Following a 13-year stint at IU Health where he last served as an administrative director of Perioperative Services, Brian Barrick joined Eskenazi Health in November of 2016 as director of Operational Excellence and Strategy. In his role at Eskenazi Health, Brian is responsible for driving and sustaining continuous improvement for the health system.
Brian completed his bachelor’s degree in organizational management and his master’s degree in health care administration at Ashford University in Minneapolis. Brian is currently pursuing a PhD in Industrial Organizational Psychology. Brian studied under Lean Sensei, who coached him on facilitation, use of lean methods and tools that are among the most powerful and effective ways to affect culture and manage change in organizations.
Brian started his career as an IT professional in the education industry. A friend who worked in human resources suggested he consider a job in healthcare IT. Once hired, Brian assisted IU Health in transitioning their medical records to an electronic medical records system.
While at IU Health, Barrick held positions in system information services, patient support services, continuous improvement and administration at IU Health Methodist Hospital, University Hospital and Riley Hospital for Children. Brian credits leadership at IU Health for believing in him and providing the opportunity to tackle new challenges on a regular basis. He’s thrilled to be afforded those same opportunities and more at Eskenazi Health.
Brian values hard work, integrity and a commitment to excellence. He sees reminders every day that Eskenazi Health’s mission embodies those values that are important to him.
Brian believes his greatest contribution during his tenure at Eskenazi Health will be developing a fully functioning team of improvement leaders that can work directly with frontline team members in daily problem solving. Brian believes the sustainability of the department and the program provide the biggest long-term value to the organization.
In his spare time, Brian likes to stay active and spend time outdoors. He relaxes by playing music at home and with others. Brian and his wife Gina have two children: son Gibson, 11, who loves animals and video games, and daughter Charlie, 7, who loves to sing and dance. The family has three dogs including a recently adopted Beagle, Rex, who loves to howl while walking the neighborhood.