Sensor joined Alegent in 2004. Richard Hachten II, who was president of Alegent from the system's founding in 1996 until his retirement in April, has been appointed interim chief executive until a permanent replacement can be found.
Sensor has been guiding the system through a realignment throughout 2009, with plans to cut at least 300 jobs and streamline some services at its various locations throughout Nebraska and Iowa. In September, the medical staffs at 296-bed Alegent Health Immanuel Medical Center and 304-bed Alegent Health Bergan Mercy Medical Centers, both in Omaha, cast votes of no confidence in Sensor's leadership.
Alegent Health is run through a joint operating agreement between Catholic Health Initiatives, Denver, and Immanuel Healthcare System, Omaha.
After the votes, Sensor responded in a news release that he and Alegent's leadership understood the physicians' anxiety about the effects of the ongoing changes and the implications for federal reform legislation. “I think we all understand, and frankly, share that concern,” he said in the release.
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