BSA CareXpress launches affordable healthcare program amid rising cold, flu, and COVID cases
With Texas leading the nation in uninsured individuals, BSA CareXpress is stepping up its efforts to ensure everyone in Amarillo and the surrounding communities has access to affordable healthcare. With cold and flu season around the corner, and an uptick in COVID cases, it’s even more important for people to get the quality care they need. That’s why CareXpress has launched CareXpress CARES, an affordable medical discount program tailored for those who lack health care coverage or have a high-deductible plan, a news release says.
“Texas unfortunately leads the nation in uninsured individuals. As we head into fall and winter, our goal is to ensure everyone can access quality healthcare. CareXpress CARES is our answer,” stated CareXpress CEO Steve Smith in the release.
For $39 a month and $39 per visit, CareXpress CARES offers patients unlimited urgent and preventative healthcare visits. The program covers all professional services provided by a CareXpress provider and includes in-house labs and tests, injectable treatments, x-rays, and EKGs. Plans for couples, individuals with children, and families are also available.
CareXpress CARES can also be utilized for virtual visits, greatly broadening access to healthcare in the smaller communities across the Texas Panhandle. CareXpress offers telehealth visits 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
“We’re a locally-owned organization and are deeply committed to providing top-tier healthcare to our family, friends, and neighbors,” Smith added. “Staying healthy can create profound positive impacts on the lives of our patients and our community.”
Please visit carexpressurgentcare.com to learn more about CareXpress CARES or visit any of the urgent care’s five locations across Amarillo and Canyon.
New state legislation changes licensing fees issued by city department
Senate Bill 577 in the Texas Legislature is changing licensing fees for alcoholic beverage licenses and food hygiene licenses issued by the City of Amarillo Environmental Health Department. As of Sept. 1, businesses that hold a food hygiene license through the city’s Environmental Health Department will no longer have to pay the city portion of their alcoholic beverage permit/license held with the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC), according to the city.
The remaining businesses that hold a TABC license and do not hold a food hygiene license with the Environmental Health Department will still need to remit payment of the city portion of their alcoholic beverage permit/license to the city’s Accounting Department. All new TABC pre-qualification packages can be delivered to the City Secretary’s office at City Hall, 601 S. Buchanan. For more information, contact the Amarillo Environmental Health Department at (806) 378-9472.
The history and text of Senate Bill 577 can be found at: capitol.texas.gov/BillLookup/History.aspx?LegSess=88R&Bill=SB577 .
Also for more information, contact City of Amarillo Media Relations Manager David Henry at (806) 378-5219 or by email at David.Henry@amarillo.gov.
Optimum Names Kathleen Preston as vice president, general manager of West Pacific Area
FLAGSTAFF, Arizona – Optimum, the local provider of internet, mobile, TV, and phone services, today announces the appointment of Kathleen Preston as Vice President, General Manager of the company’s West Pacific Area serving West Texas, Arizona, Nevada, and California.
As Vice President, General Manager, Preston is responsible for overseeing local sales, operations, and engagement efforts across the area, ensuring best-in-class service and support to the more than 60 communities Optimum serves across the West Pacific Area, according to a news release.
“It truly is an exciting time at Optimum, as we are taking critical steps to deepen our community presence and become the connectivity provider of choice in every market we serve,” Preston said. “I am honored to take on this new role leading a hyperlocal strategy across Optimum’s West Pacific Area and look forward to working alongside the local teams to deliver superior service and support to all our customers throughout the Area.” Preston is based out of the company’s Flagstaff, Arizona offices.
Northwest Texas Healthcare System names new CEO
Northwest Texas Healthcare System (NWTHS), a 495-bed facility with more than 2,000 employees serving the top 26 counties of the Texas Panhandle and neighboring states, announced Jason Barrett, MBA, FACHE as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) this week.
Barrett brings a wealth of experience to NWTHS with a proven track record of driving patient-centered growth and innovation in the healthcare industry, according to a news release. In Barrett’s previous role as a CEO for the Flagler Health system, he successfully transformed the system to a facility providing comprehensive health services, drove expansive growth and improved quality outcomes.
Dunkin’ launches ‘Free Coffee Monday’ offer to beat ‘Sunday Scaries’
Dunkin’ is helping guests beat the “Sunday Scaries” with a free coffee offer. Every Monday now through Oct. 30, Dunkin’ Rewards members can kick off their week with a free Medium Hot or Iced Coffee with any purchase.
When guests purchase their fall-favorite pumpkin bakery item, they can also indulge in the Nutty Pumpkin Coffee, featuring sweet pumpkin, cream and hazelnut. And Dunkin’ Rewards members can also enjoy a one-time offer of free hashbrowns with a breakfast sandwich purchase.
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