Integrity is widely recognized as an essential foundation for effective leadership. Leaders of businesses, professional practices, and organizations require three interrelated practices or "primary ways." The practice of truth requires mind. The practice of goodness requires will. The practice of beauty requires heart. Together these practices harness integrated knowledge, desire, and emotion within a community. Such integrity results in means and ends that create whole people and communities.
Steven S. Ivy, M.Div., Ph.D.
Recently retired from Indiana University Health as Sr. Vice President of Values, Ethics, Social Responsibility, and Pastoral Services.
Dr. Steven Ivy retired as Senior Vice President for Values, Ethics, Social Responsibility, and Pastoral Services of Indiana University Health in Indianapolis, Indiana in December 2016 after almost 17 years of service in that role. His leadership included developing this 18-hospital system's philosophy and practices related to mission and values integration, nurturing spirit in the workplace programs, sustaining both organizational ethics and clinical ethics programs, ensuring effective community involvement, developing palliative care programs, and focusing chaplaincy, pastoral education, and congregational health programs.
Dr. Ivy is Affiliate Faculty at Christian Theological Seminary. He is Senior Affiliate Faculty with the Charles Warren Fairbanks Center for Medical Ethics. His recent research focused on education of medical professionals and community regarding care of persons with advanced illnesses. This work was supported by grants from the Walther Foundation and from the Methodist Health Foundation.
His community leadership includes responsibilities with several regional and national professional organizations, Board participation with local not-for-profits, and responsibilities with local church organizations. He has published one book and numerous peer reviewed articles. Recent articles include "Professionalism and Ethics: Fundamental to Effective Psychotherapy and Counseling Practices," "Enhancing the Prospects for Palliative Care at the End of Life: A Statewide Educational Demonstration Project to Improve Advance Care Planning," and "Religion and Spirituality in Surrogate Decision Making for Hospitalized Older Adults."
Dr. Ivy is a Baptist clergy. He previously served at Parkland Hospital in Dallas, the V.A. Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee, Baptist Hospital in Louisville, and a church in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He has also had teaching appointments at Brite Divinity School, Perkins School of Theology, Vanderbilt Divinity School, and The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.
He and his wife Karen enjoy their three granddaughters (and their parents). He relaxes through gardening and golf.