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Cliff Robertson Named CEO of Nebraska Network

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Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney and Saint Francis Medical Center in Grand Island say they will find ways to lower cost for their patients.

"Everything we have been working towards really focusing on how to lower our cost structure so we can be more efficient at the same time we advance and improve quality. That's the goals we have and that's what we are seeing also," said President of St. Francis Medical Dan McElligott.

Cliff Robertson, a physician from Tacoma, Wash., was named CEO of the Nebraska Network. This is an organization that encompasses the Catholic Health Initiatives and Alegent Creighton Health.

Good Samaritan Hospital President Mike Schnieders believes Robertson's past experience will improve the hospitals.

"Will accelerate moving from what I call the old rule of health care into next era of health care; really flipping the switch of volume to the vale, the patients, the quality of care, the cost of care, a patient's experience," said Schnieders.

The Nebraska Network also hopes to improve organization of files for each hospital.

"As we both get on the same electronic record platform that will be able to move forward, we will be able to more freely share information across our system, which will provide greater transparency and better communication between providers across the state.

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