Respected faculty member, researcher and leader in the Creighton University School of Medicine, Michael White, MD, has accepted the role of chief academic officer at CHI Health.
“I am passionate about my work with medical students, residents, fellows and health professional students,” said Dr. White. “I look forward to enriching the academic culture of CHI Health and continuing to develop the shared vision of the two organizations.”
In taking on the role of chief academic officer, Dr. White will step down as associate dean for Medical Education at Creighton University, but will continue to serve in the School of Medicine as a faculty member. He will also continue to serve on the steering committee that oversees the development of the new CHI Health academic health system.
As Creighton University’s primary teaching partner, more than 1,600 health sciences students receive clinical educations at CHI Health locations in Nebraska and Iowa.
About CHI Health
CHI Health is a regional health network with a unified mission: nurturing the healing ministry of the Church while creating healthier communities. Headquartered in Omaha, the combined organization consists of 15 hospitals, two stand-alone behavioral health facilities and more than 150 employed physician practice locations in Nebraska and southwestern Iowa. More than 12,000 employees comprise the workforce of this network that includes 2,820 licensed beds and serves as the primary teaching partner of Creighton University’s health sciences schools. In fiscal year 2014, the organization provided a combined $149.3 million in quantified community benefits including services for the poor, free clinics, education and research. With locations stretching from Kearney, Neb. to Missouri Valley, Iowa, the health network is the largest in Nebraska and serves residents of Nebraska and southwest Iowa.