Former CEO of Alegent Health becomes a partner at firm
Leavitt Partners was founded by Michael O. Leavitt, former Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. The firm’s signature product, FutureFrame™, is a qualitative predictive model about the future of health care. Sensor will help lead the development, refinement and application of FutureFrame™ for the firm. He will also advise Leavitt Partners' private equity practice area.
“Health CEOs are surrounded by uncertainty,” Leavitt explained. “They have to make critically important decisions without knowing what the future will look like. Wayne Sensor will help organizations identify the highest impact uncertainties and then use our predictive model to systematically develop, monitor and continually refine high quality assumptions.”
Leavitt called Wayne Sensor “an innovative health care thinker who brings the perspective of an executive who intimately understands the cross pressures a hospital CEO faces in leading transformative change.” Sensor is well known among health care executives for his leadership of Alegent Health and his work to transform this large, integrated system from a typical fee-for-service health system to an integrated delivery system that demands clinical excellence and cost-efficient care.
“A lot of hospital executives face the same challenge,” said Leavitt. “We want to provide hospital clients with the unique sense of practicality and personal experience that comes from experience. Wayne will add great depth to our firm.”
Sensor has spent most of his career in a senior leadership role improving health care systems in multiple states. He was the chief executive officer of the $1 billion Alegent Health in Nebraska from 2004-2009. During his tenure, Alegent was named the No. 1 health system in the country for clinical quality and patient satisfaction by the Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement.
Prior to Alegent, Sensor served as the president and CEO of Christus Schumpert Health System in Louisiana and as the CEO of Integris Bass Baptist Health Center in Oklahoma.
A sought after speaker and health care thought leader, Sensor has testified before congressional committees, presented as a keynote to professional organizations across the nation and been appointed to serve on the National Governors Association’s State Alliance on e-Health.
“At this stage in my career, I am deeply focused on helping entities achieve clinical excellence and cost-efficient care,” said Sensor, who views health system reform as an economic and ethical imperative for payers, providers and patients. “Leavitt Partners is a great place for me to lend my passion and expertise.”
About Leavitt Partners
Leavitt Partners advises clients in the health care and food safety sectors. The firm applies its experience, knowledge and a network of global relationships to supplement the thinking and reach of senior executive teams. For more information visit LeavittPartners.com or call 801-538-5082.
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