of Nebraska Health Network
Nebraska Health Network is a physician-led Accountable Care Organization (ACO) formed by Methodist Health System, Nebraska Medicine, and their affiliated physicians and hospitals to improve the health of all patients by delivering high-quality, affordable, and accessible health services throughout Nebraska and Western Iowa.
As an ACO, our goal is to change the way health care is being delivered in our community through population health management. We value our physician partners, and we pride ourselves on being a locally-based, physician-led organization.
Meet the leadership team that keeps Nebraska Health Network moving forward.
Steven Bailey, MD
Board-certified in internal medicine, Dr. Steven Bailey attended medical school at University of Nebraska Medical Center and did his residency at the Michigan State University Kalamazoo Center of Medical Science in Kalamazoo, Mich. He has been a practicing physician with Methodist Health System for more than 20 years.
James Canedy, MD
Dr. James Canedy is a practicing orthopedic surgeon with OrthoWest. He received his medical degree from University of Nebraska Medical Center and completed an orthopaedic surgery residency at the Campbell Clinic, University of Tennessee College of Health Sciences. In addition to his role with Nebraska Health Network, Dr. Canedy holds numerous leadership positions in the community, including serving as a board member for Nebraska Medicine, Board Chair for Clarkson College Board of Trustees, President of SimplyWell, and President of Paramount Group.
Brent Crouse, MD
Dr. Brent Crouse is a practicing internal medicine physician with Nebraska Medicine and serves as an assistant professor in the Internal Medicine Division of General Medicine at University of Nebraska Medical Center. He received his medical degree from Loma Linda University in Southern California and completed his residency training through the United States Air Force at Keesler Medical Center in Biloxi, Miss.
Don Darst, MD
Dr. Don Darst is board-certified in internal medicine and earned his medical degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Dr. Darst is the sole owner and president of Midwest Regional Health Services in Omaha. MRHS was the first clinic in Nebraska to be recognized as a NCQA Level 3 Patient-Centered Medical Home.
Stephanie Daubert is Chief Financial Officer for Nebraska Medicine. Prior to her position as Chief Financial Officer, Daubert served as Controller for the Nebraska Medical Center for over 12 years. She began her career at Nebraska Medicine over 25 years ago beginning as a unit secretary in college and working her way up into more progressive leadership roles over the years.
Jeff Francis is Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Nebraska Methodist Health System. Francis joined Methodist with more than 25 years of financial management experience obtained through a variety of health-care organizations nationwide. He earned his Master of Business Administration from Creighton University.
Steve Goeser is President and CEO of Methodist Health System. Prior to his appointment to CEO in 2018, Goeser served as President and Chief Executive Officer for Methodist Hospital. He earned his bachelor’s degree at Creighton University and his Master of Business Administration in health-care administration from City University in Bellevue, Washington.
Richard Hahn retired from Farmers National Company in 2005, where he served as a President and CEO. During his leadership, Farmers National Company expanded its services and continued to grow and maintain its position as the nation’s largest farm and ranch management company. He was named a Nebraska Hall of Agricultural Achievement honoree in 2011. In addition to serving on the NHN Board, Hahn also is a member of the Nebraska Methodist College Board of Directors.
James Linder, MD
Dr. James Linder serves as Chief Executive Officer of Nebraska Medicine. A native Nebraskan, Dr. Linder earned a Bachelor of Science degree in biochemistry and microbiology from Iowa State University and his medical degree with distinction from UNMC. He completed his residency training in pathology at Duke University Medical Center and at UNMC.
William Shiffermiller, MD
Dr. Shiffermiller was appointed Vice President of Medical Affairs at Methodist Hospital in 1998. He had previously served as president of the facility’s medical staff. In addition to his responsibilities at Methodist Hospital, Dr. Shiffermiller continues to see patients in his private practice as an internal medicine physician. Dr. Shiffermiller earned his bachelor’s degree from University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He earned his medical degree and completed his residency at UNMC. He is a diplomat of the American Board of Internal Medicine.
J. Ken Tiojanco, MD
Dr. Tiojanco is a board-certified anesthesiologist in Omaha. He earned his medical degree from the University of Kansas School of Medicine, where he also completed his residency. Dr. Tiojanco practices at Anesthesia West PC in Omaha.
Kent Willadsen, MD
Dr. Chandra Are, Nebraska Medicine
Dr. James Canedy, OrthoWest
Dr. Brent Crouse, Nebraska Medicine
Dr. Steve Bailey, Methodist Physicians Clinic
Dr. Donald Darst, Midwest Regional Health Systems
Dr. Harris Frankel, Nebraska Medicine
Dr. Bill Lydiatt, Methodist Health System & Nebraska Medicine
Dr. Bill Shiffermiller, Methodist Health System
Lee Handke, PharmD, CEO
Michael Romano, MD, Chief Medical Officer
Katie Miller, PharmD, BCPS, Director of Clinical Integration
Michael Battreall, Director of IT Systems
Lindsay Cosimano, APR, Director of Marketing and Communications
Mallory Callahan, MPAS, PA-C, Director of Population Health