Dr. Bolinger will lead the high-quality medical care initiatives for the physicians and staff at Union Hospital.
"Strong physician leadership is vital as we continue in our mission to make Union Hospital the best choice for high quality compassionate healthcare. Dr. Bolinger has demonstrated his commitment and leadership skills and will excel in this position," Union Hospital President and CEO Scott Teffeteller said.
Dr. Bolinger, 55, has served as the Medical Director for Union Hospital's Hospitalist Program since 2006. He started a local practice in 1991.
He earned his degree at the College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery in Des Moines, Iowa, and is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine.
He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and Fellow of Hospital Medicine.
Dr. Bolinger and his wife, Babette, live in Brazil, and have five children and two grandchildren.
He enjoys spending time with his family, fishing and doing restoration work on his cabin.
Union Hospital was founded in 1892 as a 20-bed facility.
Today, the 380-bed not-for-profit hospital is a regional referral center, serving patients in west-central Indiana and east-central Illinois.
The Union Health System includes Union Hospital Clinton -- a 25-bed critical access hospital, and a large staff of physicians, nurses and other health care providers.
Union Hospital is the largest non-profit provider of health care services between Indianapolis and St. Louis.