Jennifer Newell Documents Her Entrepreneurial Journey in “Building Betty’s”

HLSA member and marketing advisor Jennifer Newell is documenting her entrepreneurial journey to launch Betty’s Co., a combination of clinic and services aimed at providing a comfortable, one-stop-shop approach for young ladies as they transition from adolescence to women’s health. Jennifer has started a YouTube channel, “Building Betty’s”, to share her experiences with her company to mentor and encourage other young entrepreneurs. Watch Jennifer’s announcement below and be sure to subscribe to her channel at

Dr. Sarah Bodner on Good and Bad (Office) Politics

Corporate politics are a fact of life, and many of us who have worked in healthcare would probably say they are more prevalent in our industry than in any other. The reality is that they are universal and one must be able to navigate them successfully. But you don’t necessarily have to become a pirate to sail those waters. Instead, read Dr. Sarah Bodner’s excellent blog, “Taking the ‘Ick’ Out of Office Politics” here.

And be sure to watch her brief video on the topic as well.




Simon Sinek: How Great Leaders Inspire Action

Take some time while you’re here to watch this inspiring TED Talk by Simon Sinek, on how great leaders inspire action. In Simon’s words, “People don’t but what you do, they buy what you believe. And what you do simply proves what you believe.” While the video dates to 2009, some life lessons bear repetition, and Simon is a compelling speaker. Enjoy.


Thinking of a Franchise? Listen to Dru Carpenito’s Podcast

Franchises have been a recent topic of discussion among some of the members of Healthcare Leaders of San Antonio. There seems to be a growing interest in franchise opportunities from different sectors of business, and for a variety of reasons. Not the least of which is career disruption, an unfortunate reality many people in healthcare have experienced.  One thing we do know, whether you’re thinking of a franchise as an alternate career, or as an investment on the side, there are a lot of things you need to know and understand first. So, you can begin by listening to Dru’s podcast here.


HLSA Regular Stan Marett Interviewed by Temple Daily Telegram

We’re always proud to report on the successes of our regular attendees! A recent article by Janice Gibbs of the Temple Daily Telegram underscores the points made by MR3 President, Stan Marett, earlier this year at the Temple Health and Bioscience District’s pitch competition at its annual Med-Tech Symposium. MR3 took third place at the competition with a presentation on the importance of RPM (Remote Patient Monitoring) as an indispensable tool for physicians in maintaining the health of their patients. In addition to diabetes, there are a number of chronic diseases, including hypertension, congestive heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease with simple physiologic indicators that can easily be monitored remotely on a daily basis. Changes in such indicators can generate alerts for physicians allowing them to react quickly to adverse conditions. The preventive benefits of routine daily monitoring are significant, a fact recognized by Medicare in the creation of new reimbursement codes for physicians who offer RPM services.

Download a PDF of the full article here.

Leadership Coach & Author Visits HLSA

Leadership Coach and Author Michael J. Farlow joined us for our June mixer at Aldino’s last week. Michael is a certified master coach and training professional with expertise  in helping leaders improve their performance at work. He is a partner in Wolf Leadership Development, LLC and author of the book, Leaders are Made not Born. Michael graciously donated a few copies of his book for our business card raffle that night and we are most appreciative as are the lucky winners.

Check our Michael’s website at

HLSA Regular Takes 3rd Pace at Annual Med-Tech Pitch Competition

HLSA regular, Stan Marett, took third place at the 3rd Annual Medtech Symposium and Pitch Competition on May 3rd, 2019. This year’s competition was titled, Growing to Success: Startup and Beyond, and was presented by the Temple Health and Bioscience District. Stan’s (pictured at far right with the other winners) presentation was on his company, MR3Health, which offers a remote patient monitoring service (RPM) aimed at preventing diabetic foot ulcers and was named by Tech Tribune as one of the top 10 tech startups in San Antonio for 2019. Congratulations Stan!

ProPublica Article Documents Employment Challenges Faced by Older Americans

A recent article by Peter Gosselin does an excellent job documenting the employment challenges faced by Americans aged 50 and over. Gosselin cites new data analysis by ProPublica and the Urban Institute that shows more than half of older U.S. workers are pushed out of longtime jobs before they choose to retire, often suffering damaging financial loss and significant difficulty in finding new employment. Those who do find employment are often underpaid and underemployed for their skills and experience. Read the full article here.

Smile! HLSA Visited by Brident Dental!

One of the great pleasures of our monthly HLSA networking mixers is meeting representatives from the wonderful businesses around San Antonio and learning more about them. In an effort to share more about those opportunities with our followers we have started posting them here, on our website, along with notices about community events that have a business focus.

At our June 14th mixer we were privileged to meet Katie McCormick, the Community Relations Representative from Brident Dental.  You’ve probably seen the Brident locations driving around town, and Katie tells us there are many locations all over Texas, including the Dallas-Ft. Worth area and Houston.

Here, in a nutshell, is what Brident has to say about their services,

Brident Dental and Orthodontics is a family centered dental group offering nearly all dental services under one roof. We take most insurances including Chip and Medicaid as well as offering a free exam and xray for those without insurance. For any specialty treatments such as braces or implants we offer free consultation with our doctors.

To schedule a general appointment, free specialty consultation, or for any questions please call Katie McCormick at 830-563-7305.

The Health Cell Hosts a Boot Camp for Healthtech Startups on May 11th-13th, 2018

Our friends at The Health Cell are hosting a three-day boot camp for entrepreneurs looking to start or join a healthtech company. The event will take place at Geekdom from Friday, May 11th, to Sunday, May 13th, and will, according to Xconomy correspondent, David Holley, “offer prospective executives mentorship and classes from local experts in medical, technology, and business fields, according to the organizer, The Health Cell, a life sciences and healthcare-focused group that was founded in 2013. The schedule includes classes on topics such as giving an elevator pitch, customer validation, and regulatory and legal issues in creating a healthtech company.”

See Mr. Holley’s full article at Xconomy: Healthtech Boot Camp