Join the Conversation: How You Can Change the Future of Healthcare
Release Date: 03/05/2009

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OMAHA, Neb. – Many Americans view healthcare as a spectator sport – something “done to them,” rather than something “done with them”. Alegent Health is stepping forward to put an end to that trend. On Thursday, March 5, while Alegent Health President and CEO Wayne Sensor speaks to a room full of young professionals at a local summit, @AlegentHealth – the organization’s official Twitter page – will tweet his message to the world in real time.

Twitter will allow anyone, anywhere in the world, to follow along as Sensor explains why young adults should take charge of their health and healthcare decisions now – while they are healthy. The 45 minute session will also demonstrate how an innovative new website, www.ThisIsYourHealthcare.com, is making it easier than ever before to improve personal health.

But the conversation cannot end at the individual – real transformation requires a real conversation about the issues. Follow these steps and get started talking on Twitter:

1. Sign up for a Twitter account – http://www.twitter.com
2. Become a follower – http://www.twitter.com/AlegentHealth
3. Log on at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 5
4. Follow the tweets to learn along with the audience
5. Join the conversation – ask questions and share stories

About Alegent Health
Alegent Health is the largest not-for-profit, faith-based healthcare system in Nebraska and southwestern Iowa with ten hospitals, more than 100 sites of service, over 1,300 physicians on its medical staff and roughly 9,000 employees. Alegent Health is ranked first in the country in quality and patient satisfaction according to the Network for Regional healthcare Improvement (NRHI). That exceptional commitment to providing patient focused care for the body, mind and spirit of every person keeps Alegent Health faithful to its Mission, which was inspired by its sponsors, Catholic Health Initiatives and Immanuel Health Systems. At Alegent Health, patients and their families find a continuum of care, from women's and children's services, primary care, wellness counseling, and senior care to cardiovascular services, orthopaedics, oncology, physical rehabilitation and behavioral health. Alegent Health is online at www.alegent.com.