About Us

Bluestem Health, formerly known as The People’s Health Center, has been committed to improving the health of the people of Lincoln, Nebraska and of Lancaster County since 2003. Bluestem Health has a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) designation status and serves over 14,000 patients annually. We are dedicated to providing high-quality medical, dental, and behavioral health services, easy access to care, and affordable services, all through one health organization.

We at Bluestem Health are lead by a bold vision for a more vibrant, healthy community for everyone. We are determined to provide exceptional care to each patient at all times and in a compassionate manner. As a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), Bluestem Health’s qualified doctors and other providers consistently ensure that all of our patients receive the highest standards of care, and we provide these quality services to anyone in our community. We promote healthy living and social well-being in the Lincoln area, working with community partners to ensure that no one goes without the necessary care they need.

Our name reflects who we are and what we do. “Bluestem” is Nebraska’s state grass — an adaptable grass that promotes life and healing for wildlife habitats. Providing a home and a healing place is the image Bluestem Health invokes as we serve our community with an inclusive approach to healthcare and a deep commitment to the health of every member of our community, regardless of insurance status. At Bluestem Health, 72% of our patients have some type of insurance and we also offer a sliding fee discount to serve the underinsured and uninsured.

Bluestem Health operates four free-standing family medicine clinics located across Lincoln, NE with some educational services provided at the administrative location.Comprehensive services for all ages include family medicine, general dentistry, behavioral health, addiction and substance use, lab testing, and x-ray services.

At Bluestem Health, we believe that every Nebraskan deserves the best care possible. We look forward to serving you!

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Mission

To be a trusted resource for excellent medical, dental and behavioral health services.

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Vision

A healthy community.

Values

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Diversity

We celebrate diversity in people, in beliefs, and in need.

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Equality with Dignity

We believe that all people deserve access to excellent healthcare.

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Acceptance

We will meet each patient with respect and without judgment.

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Quality Care

We will provide the best possible care to each patient at all times.

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Services

Bluestem Health offers providers for medical, dental and behavioral health services. Our providers offer services at three different locations.

Leadership Team

Brad Meyer  CMPE, Chief Executive Officer

Brad Meyer
CMPE, Chief Executive Officer

Shane Ludwig  Chief Operations Officer

Shane Ludwig
Chief Operations Officer

Jacque Fanning  CPA, CGMA, Chief Financial Officer

Jacque Fanning
CPA, CGMA, Chief Financial Officer

Ashlee Dickinson  Chief Human Resources Officer

Ashlee Dickinson
Chief Human Resources Officer

Michael Israel  MD, Chief Medical Officer

Michael Israel
MD, Chief Medical Officer

Arathi Reddy  DMD, Chief Dental Officer

Arathi Reddy
DMD, Chief Dental Officer

 
 

Board of Directors

Christi Williams
Betsy Tonniges Andrew Schill
Niki Stehlik
Vincent Paul Ramirez


Charlotte Burke, Board President
Nick Sassaman, Vice Chair
Roy Rivera, Secretary
Dan Murray, Treasurer
Michael Ferris, MD
Amy Lehman-Timm

Employment Opportunities

Welcome to Lincoln, Nebraska and Bluestem Health. A place for the insured and under-insured and a wonderful place to be encouraged and challenged in your career. Do you love helping people and working in a team environment? Then this could be your next career home.

Review our listings and apply here.