Kountze, Methodist Break Ground on Community Project

Published: June 20, 2016

Kountze Memorial Lutheran Church ceremonially broke ground Sunday, June 19, on a 17,546 square-foot building allowing the church to further its mission to serve economically challenged people living in the Omaha area, and provide space for a low-cost clinic administered by Methodist Health System.

“It is a blessed event and one Kountze has anticipated for a long time,” said the Rev. Dean Bard, interim senior pastor at the church. “For many years, Kountze has been a partner in health care and helping feed people in need in Omaha. We are now able to more comprehensively do so. We look forward to a partnership with Methodist Health System to help further that care and ministry.”

Dr. Lindsay Northam, an internal medicine provider with Methodist Physicians Clinic, who will also serve as medical director for the new Methodist Community Health Clinic, spoke on behalf of Methodist.

“We are pleased to be able to join with Kountze in this wonderful undertaking,” Dr. Northam said. “The vision of caring for all is central to the work of both Kountze and Methodist Health System and this new space opens up opportunities to reach a wider population in need of care.”


Media coverage of Sunday's groundbreaking:

Omaha World-Herald: Kountze breaks ground on midtown site of low-cost health clinic

WOWT: Groundbreaking for new health clinic

KETV: Kountze Memorial Luthern Church launches construction of new facility

KMTV: Construction to begin on Kountze Commons