UNO Health Services Update
The University of Nebraska Omaha is finalizing an agreement with Nebraska Medicine to assume responsibility for UNO’s Health Services under a new partnership aimed at ensuring the highest quality care for members of the campus community, university leadership said Wednesday. The anticipated transition date is July 2.
The agreement between UNO and Nebraska Medicine is being finalized now, according to Dr. Dan Shipp, vice chancellor for student success. UNO’s Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), including the current team and services, will not be impacted by the transition, although six Health Services positions will be eliminated effective June 29. The six employees were notified on Wednesday.
Shipp acknowledged the “difficult reality” of the job cuts, which are part of UNO’s overall budget reduction strategy. But he noted that the affected employees are being encouraged to apply for open positions at Nebraska Medicine.
“From a campus health service and support perspective, we believe that this partnership will result in a long-term enhancement to the overall quality of care provided to our students, faculty and staff,” Shipp said. “We’re excited to begin partnering with the team at Nebraska Medicine, a health network with world-class expertise that understands and values education and academic environments.”
Shipp said more information will be shared with the campus community soon.
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