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About CHI Health Partners

Formed in 1998, CHI Health Partners is the clinically integrated network affiliated with CHI Health. Our network of more than 4,000 health practitioners includes providers employed by CHI Health and independent, community-based practices. Our network collaborates with hospitals, ancillaries, and post-acute care providers to improve patient outcomes and quality while lowering the overall cost of care.

CHI Health Partners unites our network through use of technology, education, care coordination programs, performance review, provider credentialing and value-based contracting.

Our vision is to create a healthier population – one person at a time – by offering comprehensive, data-driven, coordinated care. Our network currently provides care to over 200,000 commercially-insured, Medicare, and Medicaid patients under value-based care arrangements.

Employer-sponsored health insurance solutions

CHI Health Partners works directly with larger employer groups and through many leading commercial health insurance companies to make our accountable care provider network available to employers and their employees.

Support for Medicare Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs)

Many CHI Health Partners’ participating providers are also enrolled in the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) through a CHI Health Partners related organization – Alegent Health Partners. CHI Health Partners provides quality improvement, care coordination, and management support to the Alegent Health Partners Medicare ACO.

Medicare Advantage, Medicaid, and Individual Health Insurance Exchange program participation

CHI Health Partners works with all Medicaid health plans in Nebraska and Iowa, as well as most of the prominent Medicare Advantage and Individual Health Insurance Exchange health plans in the marketplace. As a participant in these health plans' network, CHI Health Partners and our providers deliver improved quality and value to beneficiaries who receive health insurance through these programs.  


CHI Health Partners Clinically Integrated Network Board of Directors, CIN Council, and Credentialing committees make decisions on behalf of all CHI Health Partners chapters. View additional chapter-specific committees.


  • Tim Bricker
  • Arthur Grinstead, MD
  • Abel Luksan, MD
  • John McClellan III, MD
  • Mike McNamara, MD
  • Kara Meinke-Baehr, MD
  • Derek Novak
  • Nick O'Tool, Secretary & Treasurer
  • Randy Pritza, MD, Chair
  • Shawn Roark
  • Ken Shaffer, MD
  • David Walsh, Compliance Officer (non-voting)
  • Cary Ward, MD


  • Fahad Alam MD, Lincoln
  • Michael Barsoom MD, Omaha
  • Catherine Brooks DO, Lincoln
  • Heather Chambers APRN, Omaha
  • Beth Ernst MD, Kearney Chapter Medical Director
  • Linda Ford MD, Omaha
  • Scott Frankforter MD, Grand Island Medical Director
  • Krista Goins MD, Lincoln Chapter Medical Director
  • Bruce Houghton MD, Omaha
  • Cheslsea Hunter LCSW, Omaha
  • Brittani Moeller DO, Kearney
  • Eric Rice MD, Omaha
  • Mel Roca MD, Omaha
  • Henry Sakowski MD, Omaha Chapter Medical Director
  • Losika Sivaganeshan MD, Lincoln
  • Pranith Surabhi MD, Omaha
  • Joseph Thibodeau MD, Omaha

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Shawn Roark

Region Vice President, Payer Strategy & Accountable Care

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Michael Steere

Director, Provider Network Management

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Lindsey Haner

Director, Clinical Quality & Risk Adjustment

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Elaine Adams

Director, Grants/Community Link

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Kasey Malm

Director, Ambulatory Care Management

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Duane Carbullido

Director, Data and Analytics

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Scott Frankforter, MD

CHI Health Partners Grand Island Medical Director

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Beth Ernst, MD

CHI Health Partners Kearney Medical Director

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Hank Sakowski, MD

CHI Health Partners Omaha Chapter Medical Director

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Krista Goins, MD

CHI Health Partners Lincoln Chapter Medical Director