The newly created medical enterprise consisting of the Nebraska Medical Center, the Bellevue Medical Center and UNMC Physicians on Monday announced the members of its future governing board.
Officials expect the board to assume that role by July, when the enterprise becomes a legal entity.
In late October, officials with the three organizations announced that they were forming a single enterprise in order to create a more nimble entity that can react to the changing health-care landscape.
Dr. Jeffrey Gold, the incoming chancellor of the University of Nebraska Medical Center, will serve as chairman of the board. He officially starts at UNMC on Feb. 1 after serving as chancellor and executive vice president of biosciences and health affairs at the University of Toledo and as dean of the school's medical college.
Also serving on the board are Dr. Brad Britigan, dean of the UNMC College of Medicine and president of the clinical enterprise, and Bill Dinsmoor, CEO of the clinical enterprise.
Paul Baltes, a hospital spokesman, said the board will determine if a single person should serve as president and CEO at some point after the legal unification takes place.
The other board members are: Mogens Bay, CEO and chairman of the board of Valmont Industries; Bruce Grewcock, CEO of Kiewit Corp.; Nancy Keegan, co-founder of Prestwick Companies and former chairwoman of the University of Nebraska Foundation; Jim McClurg, president of Technical Development Resources Co. and a former member of the University of Nebraska Board of Regents; Dr. Charlie Burt, an orthopedic surgeon who is chairman of Nebraska Orthopaedic Hospital; Dr. Tim Kingston, a general surgeon and a longtime member of the medical staff at both the Nebraska Medical Center and the Bellevue Medical Center; Dr. Debra Romberger, a UNMC professor of internal medicine and a critical care pulmonologist; and Dr. Carl Smith, chairman of the UNMC department of OB-GYN and president of UNMC Physicians.
“The level of clinician leadership on this board is extremely important,” Britigan said in a press release. “We're entering a time in health care when the voice of the provider will be more important than ever in shaping the most efficient and best quality care for our patients.”