Catholic Health Initiatives to Assume Sole
Sponsorship of Alegent Health.
No Change for Immanuel Medical Center
(OMAHA, Ne) – On June 4th, 2012, Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) was announced as the sole sponsor of Alegent Health, increasing the sponsorship it has shared with Immanuel since 1996 when Alegent Health was created.
The move is expected to have little impact on the day-to-day operations of Alegent Health and Alegent Health Clinic. "Immanuel (Alegent Health co-sponsor) has made a decision to focus on its core business of post acute senior care and so they are entrusting the future of Alegent Health to their longtime co-sponsor, CHI," said Rick Hachten II, CEO and President of Alegent Health. "Immanuel Medical Center, which is a separate entity from Immanuel our sponsor, will continue to play a vital role in Alegent’s future. Our future looks bright under CHI’s sponsorship." Hachten added.
Alegent employees and patients will experience little immediate change with the shift in sponsorship. Here is what is known at this point:
President and Chief Executive Officer Rick Hachten will continue in the same position. In addition, he will serve as a Senior Vice President of Operations for Catholic Health Initiatives and represent Alegent in national strategic planning. Senior Leadership will also remain across the enterprise.
Immanuel Medical Center, which provides critically important services to its community and will remain an important part of Alegent Health.
CHI is committed to and is excited about the Creighton University integration and the acquisition of CUMC, which should proceed on schedule.
Alegent Health’s Mission and Commitments will continue to drive our work.
The Alegent Health Board of Directors will remain intact.
CHI and Immanuel are entering into a Letter of Intent and following a period of due diligence; the Sponsors plan to finalize the sponsorship change by early to mid October.
"A closer affiliation with CHI, along with our new partnership with Creighton University, will offer us many opportunities to meet the health needs of a greatly expanded region," said Hachten. "The change we are experiencing is great not only because of its vastness but also because of its promise. It is critically important that we not lose focus on our patients and their families and our many major business initiatives during this transition."