Hickey at the Helm of Alegent Health Clinic
Release Date: 09/29/2008

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Extensive, nationwide search finds President & CEO of Alegent Health Clinic OMAHA, Neb. – Alegent Health has a new member of the Executive Leadership Council. Martin Hickey, M.D., M.S., has joined the Alegent Health family as president and chief operating officer of the Alegent Health Clinic. Dr. Hickey began his duties on Tuesday, September 2, 2008 and is excited to be back on familiar ground. “I was born and raised in the Midwest and feel in many ways that I’m coming home. It’s a privilege for me to work for an organization that has received national recognition as a leader in innovation and quality care,” said Dr. Hickey. “Ultimately these efforts will help to improve the health and quality of lives for the patients that we serve.” Dr. Hickey brings more than 20 years of leadership experience in integrated health care systems mostly located in the southwest. Dr. Hickey earned his medical degree from Rush Medical College and is board certified in internal medicine and medical management. He also holds a master’s degree in Administrative Medicine and has served in numerous leadership roles including President of the American College of Physician Executives and was also awarded the Physician Executive Certification by the American College of Physician Executives. “In the first six months I plan to personally meet with clinic physicians and members of the Alegent Health leadership to learn more about the organization’s culture and structure and begin to articulate the vision and culture that will more clearly define the future of the Alegent Health Clinic,” said Dr. Hickey. “It’s the start of a new and exciting jourey for Alegent Health Clinic. Under Dr. Hickey’s leadership, I am confident the multi-specialty clinic will continue on the journey for world class quality and service excellence,” said Wayne Sensor, Alegent Health CEO. Dr. Hickey was selected after an extensive nationwide search and selection process. In his new role, he will oversee the 44 locations of the multi-specialty clinic located throughout eastern Nebraska and southwest Iowa. He will also continue to strengthen relationships, improve quality of care and encourage consumers to create healthier communities. Alegent Health Clinic is the physician group practice of Alegent Health, a growing multi-specialty network of more than 180 highly skilled medical providers in 44 locations across eastern Nebraska and southwestern Iowa. Alegent Health Clinic serves as a first-point-of-entry to health care for Alegent Health and its nine hospitals, which make up the largest not-for-profit, faith-based health care system in the region. Alegent Health Clinic is sponsored by Catholic Health Initiatives and Immanuel Health Systems. To find an Alegent Health Clinic location or to make an appointment, visit us online at www.alegent.com or call 1-800-Alegent.