Big Jump in Health Clinics at H-E-B
RediClinic, which currently operates 21 clinics inside H-E-B
locations in Texas, announced plans to open another 20 inside the grocery chain’s
The clinic operator said eight new facilities would open by the end
of next month, with three in San Antonio operating in affiliation with Methodist
Healthcare System. RediClinic is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Healthcare
System in Houston and St. David’s HealthCare in Austin.
"Our Houston- and Austin-area RediClinics already have served more than
a half-million satisfied patients," said Web Golinkin, RediClinic’s chief
executive officer, in a statement. "We look forward to responding to Texans’
growing need for access to primary and preventive healthcare by increasing
our capacity in Houston and Austin, and by bringing our unique model of accessible
and affordable care to San Antonio residents."
Mr. Golinkin said RediClinic
was ideally positioned in an era when there was a need for healthcare reform.
He said that the company had found ways in recent years to profitably operate
clinics without sacrificing patient care.
Discussion Questions: Does RediClinic’s expansion suggest the code has been
cracked to profitably operate in-store clinics? What do you see as the opportunities
and challenges facing in-store clinics in the immediate years ahead?
- Eight new locations will open in Houston, Austin and San Antonio in early
2011 – RediClinic, LLC/PRNewswire