Scott & White staffers retell tragic story of the November 2009 attack on Fort Hood

Over the past year, Scott & White leadership has been talking about our values and how they form the framework of the culture at Scott & White. Many staff members have shared their ideas on what makes us unique and how each individual impacts the whole. Our culture initiative is centered on unique stories of … Continue reading Scott & White staffers retell tragic story of the November 2009 attack on Fort Hood

Help Your Child Fend Off the Flu with the H1N1 Combo Vaccine and Healthy Hand-washing Habits

It’s here. Flu season. And it’s brought along its friends: coughing, sneezing, body aches and fever. Not only is it a literal pain to your body, it can also be a dangerous gateway for more serious conditions, especially for children. “The most important way you can protect you and your child from getting the flu … Continue reading Help Your Child Fend Off the Flu with the H1N1 Combo Vaccine and Healthy Hand-washing Habits

Physician Assistants: A valuable part of the healthcare team

October 6-12 marks Physician Assistants Week, an observance designed to highlight the contributions of a very important member of the healthcare team. Physician assistants (PAs) are health professionals licensed to practice medicine with physician supervision. They conduct physical examinations, diagnose and treat illnesses, order and interpret test results, provide preventive care counseling, assist in surgery … Continue reading Physician Assistants: A valuable part of the healthcare team

Conflict of Interest policy creates guidelines for doctors and drug companies

For those who take prescription medications on a regular basis, a trip to the pharmacy can be a wallet-emptying event, leaving patients wondering if their doctors have their best interest at heart. In the 2nd annual prescription drug survey conducted by Consumer Reports National Research Center surveyed more than 1,150 adults who currently take prescription … Continue reading Conflict of Interest policy creates guidelines for doctors and drug companies

Scott & White offers childhood obesity programs

Do your kids play video games all afternoon after school? Can they quote almost every commercial on their favorite channels? Are their new clothes getting too tight a little too soon? There’s an epidemic of overweight in the United States among America’s youth, according to Dr. Catherine McNeal, Scott & White Pediatric Endocrinologist. Children are … Continue reading Scott & White offers childhood obesity programs

Multidisciplinary team planning helps keep hospital-acquired infection rate down

While the rate of hospital-acquired infections has continued to rise in the rest of the country, Scott & White has managed to decrease its numbers significantly and provide a safer environment for its patients. “Our approach is to have teams made up of physicians, nurses and other supportive disciplines that are involved in prevention,” said … Continue reading Multidisciplinary team planning helps keep hospital-acquired infection rate down