Why the name Bluestem?

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“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. 

Our new logo and brand is warm and welcoming of all people and of all cultures, just like the bluestem grass it represents. It is with this embracing resolve that Bluestem Health represents the essence of Nebraska: a nurturing and growing spirit that provides a sense of quiet strength. Our commitment to community health never wanes throughout any kind of weather, so we draw our new color palette from the foliage of the grass, which combines pastel colors in summer and coppery tones in fall.

This new concept reflects our 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. As a Federally Qualified Health Center, our qualified doctors consistently achieve the highest standards of care for all of our patients, and we provide these quality services to anyone in our community.

Bluestem Health will continue to offer the same high quality of care you’ve come to expect from us as we fulfill our mission of becoming a trusted resource for excellent medical, dental, and behavioral health services. It is with this embracing resolve that Bluestem Health represents the essence of Nebraska, a nurturing and growing spirit that provides a sense of quiet strength. We offer medical, behavioral, dental, and support services for the entire community, both insured and uninsured. At Bluestem Health, we believe that every Nebraskan deserves the best care possible.