The new CEO of Catholic Health Initiative’s Nebraska/Southwest Iowa Network, was the special guest at this month’s Omaha Press Club Noon Forum.
Dr. Cliff A. Robertson most recently served as the CEO of St. Luke’s Medical Center in Houston and COO of Franciscan Health System in Washington state.
He is a family practice physician and health system executive. Robertson says CHI is committed to new services and recently launched a virtual primary care program.
"We are now making available through Smartphones, computers and regular telephones, the ability to access a nurse practitioner or a physician. For some basic, primary care-type conditions, we will be able to treat you virtually. We can do it safely, legally and much more cost-effective manner.”
Robertson says CHI already has virtual care available in Kentucky and Washington. He says the program is run at CHI’s expense and puts patients in the center of the decisions about their healthcare.
The Omaha Press Club will air Monday, August 18th at Noon on KIOS.