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Nebraska Medicine board shakes up system’s leadership

August 11, 2018

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The board of directors of Nebraska Medicine has named a new chief executive officer, replacing Dan DeBehnke, who had headed the medical care system since 2016.

Dr. James Linder was appointed earlier this week in a unanimous vote of the board. Linder has served as a practicing pathologist within the health system and had served as interim president of the University of Nebraska system from 2014 through 2015. He had also previously served in the role of the interim dean of the UNMC College of Medicine.

The move, announced Wednesday, is effective immediately.

Dr. Jeffrey Gold is chairman of Nebraska Medicine’s board. He says the board thought it was time for a change in order to accelerate the momentum Nebraska Medicine has been building in recent years.

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