OMAHA, Neb. – Alegent Creighton Health and Alegent Creighton Clinic announce the appointment of Donald Frey, M.D., Creighton University's vice president for Health Sciences and Roland L. Kleeberger M.D. Professor of Family Medicine, as the chief academic officer for the health system.
"The evolution of Alegent Health and Creighton Medical Associates into Alegent Creighton Health has already brought about incredible positive change in the Omaha healthcare landscape," said Frey. "This next step represents even further transition toward a stellar academic health system that will offer the region outstanding patient care, high quality research and a first-rate educational experience for our future healthcare professionals."
In this position, Dr. Frey will help to build and optimize the academic structure within the Alegent Creighton Health system and ensure that students and residents receive the best possible training.
"Dr. Frey will bring a great deal of expertise to our organization," said Richard A. Hachten II, president and chief executive officer of Alegent Creighton Health. "We look forward to working closely with Dr. Frey to continue to advance the academic mission of Alegent Creighton Health and Alegent Creighton Clinic."
Dr. Frey will remain in his role at Creighton University and as a family physician with Alegent Creighton Clinic in the Old Market while serving in this advisory position for Alegent Creighton Health.
Alegent Creighton Health
With a commitment to providing high-quality care and an exceptional patient experience, Alegent Creighton Health physicians and employees are focused on caring for the body, mind and spirit of every person. Patients find a continuum of care at Alegent Creighton Health, from primary care through geriatrics. Sponsored by Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), Alegent Creighton Health is the largest not-for-profit, faith-based healthcare provider in Nebraska and southwest Iowa with 11 acute care hospitals, a specialty spine hospital, freestanding inpatient psychiatric and skilled nursing facilities and more than 100 Alegent Creighton Clinic locations. As the primary teaching partner of Creighton University's health sciences schools, Alegent Creighton Health and Alegent Creighton Clinic are committed to teaching the health professionals of the future.