In the new leadership structure, a single board will govern the newly formed clinical enterprise, and in the interim, a two-person executive team will lead it. Leaders from all entities involved have selected Bradley Britigan, M.D., dean of the UNMC College of Medicine, as interim president, and Bill Dinsmoor, chief financial officer of The Nebraska Medical Center, as interim chief executive officer.
"This will be an organization built for the future," Dinsmoor said. "We're in the midst of a profound and historic change in the way health care is organized and delivered."
"Organizations that are standing still will find their existence threatened," Dr. Britigan said. "That is not where we want to be. We want to be out in front and leading the pack."
"It is more important than ever that our entire clinical enterprise be aligned, strategic and focused," said University of Nebraska President James B. Milliken. "This new structure, thoughtfully developed with the involvement of scores of key health care leaders, positions us very well for success in this new era."
Also on Wednesday, Glenn Fosdick, president and CEO of The Nebraska Medical Center, announced he will retire, effective Dec. 31.
See sidebar at right: Glenn Fosdick's legacy of leadership
"There's never been a day I've regretted this career," Fosdick said. "What a unique opportunity to connect with a broad spectrum of people in the community.
"I've met presidents, vice presidents and I've met gang members. I've worked with remarkable people, incredibly talented physicians, a dedicated professional nursing staff. People who made things change and get better because of their imagination and commitment."