Thank You MeadowLawn!

Our first event for 2023 was made very special by our new sponsor, MeadowLawn. More than a funeral home, MeadowLawn is a cemetery and a crematory, and offers a broad range of pre-planning services for families, and their pets. And it is family owned and operated for a more personalized approach to services in a time of grief. And they are availeble by phone 24/7 at 210-661-3991 Please take a moment to learn more about MeadowLawn by watching the video below.

New! Watch the Video Introducing Jogan Health!

We at Healthcare Leaders are very grateful to Jogan Health for having been our December 2022 sponsor. It made for a truly special evening, and we learned a lot about their many offerings and services, including surge staffing, locum tenens, credentialing, vaccinations, public health and even hydration monitoring. Please take a moment to watch Jogan’s President and CEO, Dan Dietrich, tell us more about this innovative company and the value they place on people.


A Wonderful Wine Raffle at Our December Mixer!

As some of you may already know, our good friend Roberta Kidder of SpinSys is a very accomplished expert on fine wines and Scotch whiskies. At our December 8th mixer, Roberta very graciously provided four outstanding, yet reasonably priced, wines as raffle prizes and offered the audience a unique profile on each wine as tickets were drawn. These were too good not to share, so we’re including Roberta’s notes here so you can look for these labels too.

Toad Hollow Chardonnay – From Healdsburg, CA Family Owned since 1994 by two retired businessmen referred to as the Toad and the Badger Unoaked Chardonnay – Ages in steel tanks for 5 months You will taste lemon custard, Fuji apple and crème brulée Awards from Wine spectator, Wine enthusiast – herald as the perfect balance of quality for price.

Francis Ford Coppola Diamond Claret – From Geyserville, CA Famous Director Blended Varietal Bordeaux Style of Wine (similar to Meritage) Strong Aroma of clove, wood char, plum, pepper and Cocoa.

Cigar Box From South America – Argentina—Lujan de Cuyo region Founded in 2011 Grapes are grown in the high altitude beside the Andes Mt range in dry / hot climate Concentrated flavor with a deep red/purple hue Grapes are hand picked Aromatics of tobacco, brown sugar, spice, and cherry – best served with charbroiled meat / game like bison and venison or fatty salmon.

Bocelli – From Toscana Italy (Central region) 100+ years of wine making Famous Italian Tenor – Andrea Bocelli Critically acclaimed Sangiovese Varietal is indigenous to Italy and grapes will adapt to varied environments High level flavor – Mouthwatering acidity, less tannins Leather, clay, tomato, smoke, tobacco with cherry and strawberry Great with Pizza or fatty foods Helps to decant and allow aeration.

Thanks again Roberta for making December a very special event!

A is for Annoying- A Sales Professional’s Primer

Donna Winrich, a friend of the HLSA community, has written a wonderfully wry little book titled A is for Annoying, A Sales Professional’s Primer. Donna’s career in sales and marketing has included consulting with Arthur Anderson and Accenture to banking services with NationsBank/Bank of America to leadership development with the Center for Creative Leadership. Her book, a brief tome perfect for gift-giving, is replete with real-life wisdom, gleaned from her years in the field, punctuated by good natured humor.

You can purchase A is for Annoying on Amazon.

You can also follow A is for Annoying on Linkedin

Stephan Porter Announces Launch of New Military Chamber of Commerce

Recently our good friend Stephan Porter took time to tell us about his mission to help veterans, active-duty personnel and their families with a new Military Chamber of Commerce scheduled to launch in July of this year. One major focus of the project will be to address the problems of veteran and military suicide, which is tragically on the rise in the United States.

Please take a moment to view this important message from Stephan and share it with others. You can find more information on the web and Linkedin at:

or call (830) 742-9500



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Unite Private Networks Dedicates their New Office Suite

Congratulations to our friends at Unite Private Networks on the official opening of their beautiful new office suite on Isom Road! Representatives from HLSA and Bexar County Medical Society were on hand on January 26th to witness Regional Vice President Clayton Brown, along with his UPN colleagues and ambassadors from the Greater San Antonio Chamber of Commerce, perform the ribbon cutting ceremony. The event was well-attended and the catering excellent. Wishing you much continued success in your new space UPN!

Bexar County Medical Society Distributes Millions of PPE Items to the Physician Community

Healthcare Leaders recently became aware of the extraordinary efforts of our friends at the Bexar County Medical Society (BCMS) in distributing PPE to the community over the past 18 months. After discovering a gap in demand and supply among the physician community, BCMS stepped up to distribute more than 7 million pieces of PPE, using a portion of their headquarters as a warehouse and distribution center. Melody Newsom, BCMS CEO and Executive Director, shared some of this story with us recently in the video below.


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A Big Thank You to AirMed for Sponsoring our Lunch & Learn

Healthcare Leaders of San Antonio would like to express our sincere appreciation to Brock Miller and AirMed for sponsoring our well attended November 9th “Lunch & Learn” at Bexar County Medical Society. AirMed is the premier air ambulance company in the United States with over 25,000 missions to their credit, and they are the only American company to  have won the International Travel Insurance Journal’s prestigious award as “Air Ambulance of the Year” for two consecutive years. To learn more about AirMed, and all the great things they do, please take a moment to watch the video below.

The event featured a wonderful presentation on leadership skills from Dr. Michael Farlow of Wolf Leadership Development, LLC.  A graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and a successful author, Dr. Farlow is a human behavior specialist, speaker and master coach who helps professionals become more effective leaders.  We were honored to have Dr. Farlow share with us some of his time, expertise and insights.

And, last but not certainly not least, we’re very grateful to Bexar County Medical Society for graciously hosting the event at their beautiful offices. The Bexar County Medical Society has been providing resources, support and services to both physicians and the community for more than 150 years, and recently stepped up their game to provide extensive PPE distribution during the pandemic.

Thank you all.



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