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Ehlert, Hansen Named Vice Presidents of Physicians Clinic

Published: Jan. 20, 2015

(OMAHA) – Citing their years of service, dedication and leadership within Methodist Health System, Mick Ehlert and Brad Hansen have been appointed vice presidents of Methodist Physicians Clinic.

The promotions were announced by Todd Grages, president and CEO of Methodist Physicians Clinic.

“Mick and Brad have a long history with Methodist and have done an outstanding job serving Methodist Physicians Clinic as regional administrators,” Grages said. “They have been innovative in adding services, instrumental in expanding our clinic offerings and continue to provide solid leadership with our expanding physician group. They are very deserving and I look forward to the future of MPC under their guidance.”

Ehlert began his career with Methodist Physicians Clinic in 1998, when he was named regional administrator. He was responsible for the operational and strategic responsibilities for clinics in Omaha with a special emphasis on primary care and women’s health services. 

In his current role, Ehlert oversees more than 18 physician groups totaling more than 60 physicians.

Prior to Methodist, Ehlert was employed with The Iowa Health System (now Unity Point) from 1993 to 1998 serving as the director of clinic operations for its Waterloo, Iowa clinic networks and various and associate administrator of Allen Memorial Hospital.

He earned his bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Iowa in 1990 and his master’s degree in hospital and health administration in 1993.

Ehlert is a member of MGMA and a fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives. He resides in Omaha with wife Lisa and their five children ranging from age 8 to 17.

Hansen was named regional administrator for Methodist Physicians Clinic in December 2012, and oversaw 15 physician practices with over 70 providers in Omaha, Council Bluffs and southwest Iowa.  

Prior to his current role with Methodist Physicians Clinic, he has held other positions at Methodist Health System since 1998.  He was vice president for professional services at Methodist Hospital and coordinator of planning services for Methodist Health System.

Hansen also represented Council Bluffs and Carter Lake in the Iowa Legislature from 1996 – 2002, where he served as chair of the Commerce and Regulation Committee and was the primary author of the Healthy and Well Kids in Iowa (HAWK-I) program during his legislative career.

He earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Northern Iowa and his master’s and law degrees from the University of Iowa.  Hansen resides in Omaha with his wife Suzanne and two children, Isabella and Gretchen