Archive for May, 2012

May 31, 2012

St. Joseph’s City of Bryan Health Clinic Saves Money for City & Employees

At a time when healthcare spending across America grew 10%, the City of Bryan’s expenses dropped.  Here’s what last week’s Eagle article had to say about it: 

The city of Bryan is saving money by offering free checkups and basic medical care to its employees, staff members said Tuesday.

The city has offered those services since March 31, 2011, in a 1,150-square-foot clinic on Villa Maria Road. The facility, which is run through a contract with St. Joseph’s Regional Health System, employs a medical director, nurse practitioner, licensed vocational nurse and a certified medical assistant. Employees, retirees and dependents all have free access to their services.

The program was implemented in hopes of reining in the city’s health care spending and providing employees with an added benefit. Both goals are being achieved, officials said.

Read the full Eagle article here.

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May 30, 2012

In Case You Missed It: Dr. Neal on NBC

Dr. Gabe Neal was on NBC last week.

He weighed in on a new microchip that measures blood glucose.  Texas A&M University researchers developed the chip, which could change the way diabetics live.  Watch more:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9agKZrr1gF4

The Plaza Hotel came down last week too – but not without some serious dust.  Dr. Neal had some advice for would-be implosion watchers:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1bXqVF12zjc&feature=youtu.be

Get to know Dr. Neal a little better:

http://www.st-joseph.org/body.cfm?id=413&action=detail&ref=318