Longtime doctor, former Regional West CEO Todd Sorensen going to be missed, friend says
SCOTTSBLUFF — Dr. Todd Sorensen, who served as CEO of Regional West Medical Center for 16 years, died at his home on May 21 at the age of 73.
Born in Iowa on February 6, 1946, Sorensen spent his youth in Scottsbluff and graduated from high school in 1964.
After graduation from the University of Nebraska School of Medicine in 1971, which included a residency in Denver, Sorensen returned to Scottsbluff in 1976 to start his medical practice.
He later earned a Masters in medical management from the University of Wisconsin in 1994 before assuming leadership of Regional West.
During his tenure, the hospital entered into a partnership with Poudre Valley Health Systems in Fort Collins, Colorado. From that partnership was created the Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland.
In addition to leading the hospital, Sorensen was strongly involved in community activities. He and his son Nick were a father-son team in the Sugar Valley Rally for numerous years. He also served in a leadership capacity.
“Todd was a committee member and was always willing to do whatever it took to make the rally work,” said Darrell Bentley, who also served on the Sugar Valley Rally board. “Over the years we’ve lost some really solid participants and volunteers. The community and the rally are going to miss Todd tremendously.”
A memorial service for Sorensen is scheduled for May 29 at 1 p.m. at the Gering Civic Center.