Rhianon Martinez has always wanted to help people that many times find it difficult to access health care. In 2007, she received her Associate's Degree in Nursing from Southeast Community College in Lincoln.
In 2016, Bluestem Health System in Lincoln, NE identified a need for an outreach health care worker to serve individuals who were home bound or unable to travel to its clinics. Through its Education program, it created a new position and hired Jane Garbisch, a licensed paramedic, to provide medical services and patient support to patients, primarily in their homes.
Wendy Ohnoutka is a Dental Hygienist at Bluestem Health. She knows that beyond the education, it also takes a big heart, patience, and perseverance. Like most dental hygienists, she can find herself repeating the same information over and over again, but she knows that education is the most important part of keeping her patients healthy.
Pediatric Care at Bluestem Health is anything but ordinary. Our physicians know it is important to work together with parents and caregivers toward achieving their common goal - excellent childhood health that sets a child up for a healthy lifetime. We provide wellness care and routine check-ups, same-day visit to help your child get healthy when they are ill, routine immunizations, and education for a lifetime of great health.
In our 14 years of existence, first as People’s Health Center and now as Bluestem Health, we have made some great strides in the services we provide. However, we know we need to improve the way we communicate with our patients. We want to continue to grow. We have set several goals for improvement over the course of the next year and designed action plans to achieve those growth opportunities.
“Bluestem” is Nebraska’s state grass — an adaptable grass that is both beautiful and strong. One of the best grasses for animal habitats, butterflies and birds use bluestem for shelter to promote life and healing. Providing a home and a healing place is the image we want Bluestem Health to invoke as we launch a new identity that demonstrates our more inclusive approach to healthcare.