Dr. Joann Schaefer Joins Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska 

OMAHA (January 28, 2013) – Dr. Joann Schaefer will join Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) on May 1 as vice president, medical care and management.

“Dr. Schaefer's wealth of experience advocating for wellness across the State of Nebraska, in addition to her record of leadership in health care policy and oversight, will complement our drive to positively impact the lives of our members across the state," said Steve Grandfield, BCBSNE’s executive vice president and chief operations officers.

Schaefer will continue to serve her role as chief medical officer and director of the division of public health for the State of Nebraska until March.

She is a Creighton University Medical School graduate and practiced family medicine in Omaha before serving as Nebraska’s deputy chief medical officer from 2002 to 2005.

For more information, contact Nathan Odgaard, (402) 982-6528.