Sensor exits Alegent in Omaha following no-confidence votes
Alegent Health President and CEO Wayne Sensor tendered his immediate resignation from the Omaha, Neb., system, just weeks after the medical staff at two of Alegent’s nine hospitals cast votes of no confidence in his leadership. The system did not announce a specific reason for Sensor’s departure. “Our board, along with physicians and employees wish to thank Wayne for his vision, commitment and dedication to Alegent Health and to our community,” Alegent Board Chairwoman Leslie Andersen said in a statement. Richard Hachten II, who was president of Alegent until his retirement in April, was appointed interim CEO. Sensor has been guiding the system through a realignment, with plans to cut at least 300 jobs. In September, the medical staffs at 296-bed Alegent Health Immanuel Medical Center and 304bed Alegent Health Bergan Mercy Medical Centers, both in Omaha, cast votes of no confidence in his leadership. Alegent is run through a joint operating agreement between Catholic Health Initiatives, Denver, and Immanuel Health Systems, Omaha.