Senior Vice President & Chief Operations Officer
Joan Neuhaus, senior vice president & chief operations officer for CHI Health, previously held the same role for the former Alegent Health from 2009-2014. She is responsible for inpatient and outpatient operations within all CHI Health hospitals and facilities, including eight acute care hospitals, one academic medical center, five critical access hospitals, and two free standing psychiatric hospitals. Joan, who has been with the organization since 1986, previously held positions including vice president of women’s & children’s services and vice president for strategic planning & marketing. She received her master’s degree in Business Administration from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska, and a master of arts in Executive Leadership from the University of Nebraska.
Joan has been heavily involved in the community, including the Board of Directors for March of Dimes, Catholic Charities, Omaha Symphony and Marian High School, a member and chair of Nebraska Women’s Health Advisory Council, and as a member of the Jesuit Partnership Council, Leadership Omaha, and the Creighton University College of Business Administration Advisory Council.
Joan is a results-oriented, accomplished health system executive with a broad background in healthcare business, strategy development and market performance. She has extensive experience leading people, building high performance teams and developing productive physician relationships. This has been seen in both the creation of Alegent Health in 1996 and the 2012 formation of a strategic affiliation with Creighton University that resulted in the acquisition of Creighton University Medical Center (CUMC) and Creighton Medical Associates (CMA).