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Boys Town Names New Executive Vice President of Healthcare


Jason Bruce, M.D.

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Boys Town is pleased to announce the appointment of Jason Bruce, M.D., as Executive Vice President of Healthcare and Director of Boys Town National Research Hospital and Clinics.

“Dr. Bruce is a trusted and compassionate physician with a long-standing commitment to service in our community," said Rod Kempkes, CEO at Boys Town. “His leadership and heart will help guide our efforts in shaping the way America cares for children, families and patients."

As interim Executive Vice President of Healthcare, Dr. Bruce was instrumental in helping the organization navigate a global pandemic while also ensuring hospital operations continued to thrive through many changes.

Dr. Bruce joined Boys Town in 2006 as a pediatrician. Throughout the last 15 years, he has held various leadership roles within Boys Town National Research Hospital, including Medical Director of Same Day Pediatrics, Pediatric Practice Leader for Boys Town Pediatrics, Associate Medical Director for Primary Care, and most recently serving as Chief Medical Officer and interim Executive Vice President and Director of Boys Town National Research Hospital.

Dr. Bruce earned his Doctor of Medicine from Creighton University in 2003. He is a current participant in the Certified Physician Executive (CPE) Program with the American Association for Physician Leadership.

He continues to be involved in the Omaha community as an active member of Metro Omaha Medical Society and volunteer for his church and his children's school and youth athletic teams. In addition, he volunteered at several professional organizations, including volunteer physician for the Institute for Latin American Concern (ILAC), volunteer parenting class teacher for Essential Pregnancy Services, and committee member for Building Bright Futures – Omaha.