Chief Medical Officer
When I started at OneWorld Community Health Center more than 20 years ago as a volunteer clinician, I knew I wanted to make a difference in my community.
OneWorld’s mission of providing quality, culturally respectful health care spoke to me, and I knew this was an organization that was truly helping people.
Since then, much has changed, but throughout its history, OneWorld has maintained our original dedication to caring for the underserved. We are a family-focused clinic offering comprehensive health care for patients at all stages of life, from prenatal to geriatric care. Our main clinic at the Livestock Exchange Building campus in South Omaha serves a large population of Latino immigrants. We have 10 other clinical locations in the Omaha metro area, Bellevue, Plattsmouth and local schools. Our clinicians are passionate about our patients’ health and well-being. Together with our team of nurses, social workers, behavioral health specialists and outreach workers, we address the many needs of the families we serve.
OneWorld is a high-performing clinic that has received national recognition for its innovative programs and quality of health care. We are ranked in the top 2% in the nation for health outcomes among the nation’s 1,400+ community health centers. Over the past decade, OneWorld has expanded exponentially as our patient demand has increased. In 2016 we saw 37,771 unique patients from 70 zip codes in more than 148,800 clinic visits.
OneWorld goes beyond traditional medical care and reaches out to the community in ways that impact the social determinants of health. Our clinicians have the opportunity to promote wellness through participation in pediatric obesity programs, literacy efforts and CenteringPregnancy® group visits. Our clinicians also have a voice in strategic planning sessions, and they help set the priorities of the clinic and have chances to develop their leadership skills.
OneWorld is an excellent work environment for personal growth, and its collegial atmosphere promotes collaboration and mutual learning. OneWorld offers competitive salaries; student loan repayment; health, dental and life insurance packages; on-site daycare and employee wellness perks. OneWorld also supports a great work/life balance for its clinicians.
Since its inception, OneWorld has been a fulfilling workplace filled with service-oriented people in every position. The chance to help those in need and to work with like-minded people makes OneWorld a truly unique and rewarding place to work. If you, too, feel called to serve the community, see what OneWorld can offer you. Join the OneWorld Community Health Centers family and be a part of our mission.
Kristine McVea, M.D., MPH Chief Medical Officer
Dr. McVea completed her undergraduate degree at Stanford University and went on to complete medical school at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. She completed her residency at University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill with an emphasis on internal medicine and pediatrics. After her residency, she obtained her master’s degree in public health at the University of North Carolina School of Public Health.
Drawn by OneWorld’s mission to serve the underprivileged and her desire to work in a cross-cultural setting, Dr. McVea began volunteering as a provider at OneWorld, later becoming the medical director in 1997. Over time, Dr. McVea became increasingly passionate about OneWorld’s mission, which soon became an integral part of her life and personal philosophy.
Dr. McVea is fluent in Spanish and has treated thousands of patients ranging from infants to adults (primarily those who are underserved — the uninsured, the working poor, the homeless and immigrants.)
A leader in the national movement to eliminate health disparities, Dr. McVea led the Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) Health Disparities Collaborative (HDC) efforts at OneWorld and continues to champion the Plan, Do, Study, Act (PDSA) model of change to improve health care outcomes.
Dr. McVea’ s work has made OneWorld’s patient outcomes stand among the best in the nation with record immunization rates and numbers and record percentages of patients in control of chronic diseases (such as diabetes, hypertension, asthma and depression).
A tireless champion of the vulnerable and underserved, Dr. McVea’ s passion propels OneWorld’s clinicians and staff to excel. She has led clinicians through the challenges that growth brings, with an eye toward our mission, and she was a champion for the health center to move from paper to electronic health records. This transition offers OneWorld a critical opportunity to transform and improve the quality of care we provide.
Dr. McVea also ensures that clinical policy and procedures comply with board policies and peer review processes, and she oversees all medical clinicians.
Dr. McVea is a diplomat for the American Board of Internal Medicine, the American Board of Preventive Medicine and the American Board of Pediatrics. She has published ten articles, authored two book chapters and served as a speaker several times.
Dr. McVea serves as a graduate faculty member at the University of Nebraska Office of Graduate Studies and holds a courtesy appointment to the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. She has been appointed a courtesy clinical instructor at the Creighton University School of Medicine and an associate professor at the University of Nebraska Medical Center Department of Family Medicine.
Dr. McVea belongs to several professional organizations, including the Metro Omaha Medical Society, and she is a fellow in the American Academy of Pediatrics. She is also a board member of Ixim: Spirit of Solidarity with the Omaha Archdiocese, the March of Dimes and the Nebraska AIDS Project.