Alegent Health Clinic Selects Paul Ebmeier as New Chief Operating Officer
Release Date: 12/18/2008

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  OMAHA, Neb. – Following an extensive national search and inclusive selection process, a new leader will soon be on the job at Alegent Health Clinic. Paul Ebmeier joins the management team as chief operating officer starting January 1, 2009. Ebmeier will work side-by-side with physicians to create a multi-specialty, integrated group practice. He will also co-chair the Clinic Operations Council, which works to guide operations and quality functions for all Alegent Health Clinics. “Paul has a proven track-record for physician collaboration and partnership to ensure patients receive the highest quality care,” said Alegent Health Clinic President and Chief Executive Officer Martin Hickey, M.D. “His experience and leadership for the future of Alegent Health Clinic will improve quality, build relationships and help us create healthier communities.” Ebmeier Brings Wealth of Experience to Alegent Health Clinic Ebmeier has more than 18 years of executive healthcare experience, including his most recent position as President and CEO of St. John’s Regional Medical Center and St. John’s Medical Group in Missouri. Prior to that, he served as Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Sioux Valley Hospitals and Health System in Sioux Falls, SD. Among these accomplishments, Ebmeier has led operations for more than 776 physician practices and led the recruitment and acquisition for another 522. About Alegent Health Clinic 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 provides primary and specialty care including family medicine; internal medicine; cardiology and cardiothoracic surgery; diabetes and endocrinology; ear, nose and throat, general and plastic surgery; obstetrics and gynecology; and pediatrics. For convenient access to immediate, non-emergency care, families may visit Alegent Health Clinic Express Care locations or Alegent Health Quick Care, with several sites open in Hy-Vee and Pamida stores. 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 or call 1-800-Alegent.