Alliance Therapist Spotlight

 

Hey everyone!

In our field of healthcare, there are situations when a name may not necessarily be tied to a face.  Well, we’re going to fix that!  Starting now, we will be posting up pictures and a biography of our therapists on a regular basis.  This will be a fun way to have our therapists introduce themselves to you (whoever you are) and to each other.  We’re going to kick this off with Toben, who is relatively new to the team but is a quick study!

 

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Hello all! My name is Toben, and my wife Cassie and I have lived in Beaumont for almost 10 years. We moved here from Seattle, WA where I attended a Commercial Diving school which is what originally brought us down to the gulf coast. I worked as a commercial diver for about 6 years diving offshore and inland in support of oil and gas projects, salvage, survey, ship husbandry, and a whole host of other activities before I decided that I did not want to be cold and wet the rest of my life – it was time for a change.

The decision to become a Physical Therapist Assistant was largely motivated by my experience coaching CrossFit and a love of helping people achieve their goals through strength training and lifestyle. I had originally taken degrees in Philosophy and Music so getting into health and science was a bit of a change; but it’s one that I am happy to have made as I get to work with an amazing range of people and I find the work immeasurably fulfilling.

My wife and I are expecting our first child, a daughter, in early October and while we could have spun a globe and put our finger down a thousand times we probably would have never hit Beaumont Texas, we are looking forward to raising our family here and growing with ATS.

Hey Everyone!

I wanted to reach out and provide an update on what’s been going on in the office.  In short, we have hired additional staff members to the Admin team to help keep up with all the daily tasks at HQ.  With our recent growth, we have a need to expand our capabilities in the office to make us more effective, efficient and reliable.  We are poising ourselves to be the largest, most organized therapy company in Texas, and this takes manpower!  We are still interviewing for a full time position, so keep your ears open for more news on this front.

I’m sure by now you have had  the opportunity to speak to some, if not all, of the new staff members.  I wanted to attach a photo to this post so you can place a face with a name.

ATS Office Staff

ATS Admin TEAM!

From Left to Right:  Bridget Frohnapple, Heather Martindale, Heather Howlett, Amy Myers, LaRissa Wilson.  (Not Pictured = Jaime Williford and Leah Adkins)

 

Thank you all for your patience as we make this transition.

 

Most of all, THANK YOU all for your hard work and dedication to ATS!

 

Sincerely,

-Rob Santos

 

 

As ATS continues to grow in Southeast Texas there is a constant buzz in the office on what we can do to improve our service.  Adding company cars to the mix has definitely stirred things up in a good way!  We have become more visible to the community while also increasing our service line territories.  Be on the lookout for our cars and wave to your friendly ATS Therapist if you see them driving by.  We already have plans to add several more cars to the lineup so keep your eyes peeled!

 

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We wanted to give all of our employees a “heads up” on Team Meetings.  If you haven’t already heard, we are trying to focus on problem solving and providing guidance for everything you encounter while treating patients – we also want to share any emerging ATS News with you.  We have tried to address some issues in the past during our Quarterly Meetings, but we feel that those meetings have become so large that it would be difficult to address everything that needs careful attention.  Quarterly Meetings will now become Bi-Annual Meetings which will largely be a blend of official announcements and team building activities and we’ll have several small team meetings that are focused on each discipline and also teams in certain territories.  Currently, these meetings are being directed by Dexter, but the long term goal is to have our Administrator lead them.  When you are asked to attend we hope that you can make every effort to be there; it will be a valuable use of your time and your input will ultimately help direct what we need to focus on in the future.

Topics to be addressed are:

  • Communication Issues
  • Scheduling Practices
  • Software Education
  • Documentation
  • Territory Concerns
  • Interdisciplinary Collaboration
  • New Therapy Initiatives
  • Updated News on the State of ATS

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Hey Everyone!

We wanted to pass along some exciting news!  Alliance Therapy Services has moved locations to better serve our employees and clients. The new facility features a conference room where we hope to use as a meeting place for small team meetings and orientation, amongst other things, and increased work stations to allow us to grow our support team.  All Employees and Clients are welcome to stop by the new location.  As ATS continues to grow in Southeast Texas, we hope to continue to differentiate ourselves from other therapy companies in the area, this facility represents our commitment to serving our clients, employees, and patients.  Please find our new address below.ATS New Location

Alliance Therapy Services, PLLC

3560 Delaware Street

Suite 311

Beaumont, TX 77706

Tel: (409) 299-4638

Fax: (409) 299-4640

 

We are pleased to announce that we now offer a mobile swallowing exam!  The name of the procedure is Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing, aka FEES for short.  If you’re interested in learning more about it, just click on the “Specialty Programs” link on our site or call (409) 299-4638.  Follow the links below to see a video of DeLanea Bronson, MS, CCC-SLP performing the exam on Alex (a “willing” participant).

Brought to you by:

The Mobile Swallowing Division

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Alliance Therapy Outpatient Services, PLLC

Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES)

Hey Everyone, we have finalized the date, time and the location of our next quarterly meeting!  We’ll be heading to Tokyo Steak House off of I10 on October 3rd, 2013 @ 6:00 PM.  We will be speaking about new benefits for full time employees and a representative from a local DME company will be speaking to us about equipment options for our patients, and come prepared to learn more about the new clarifications on the 13th and 19th visit rules that we are all responsible to know.  Also, we’ll be sharing some exciting news on a new procedure that we’re offering by way of a sister company, and also touching on plans for our annual Christmas party (Yes, believe it or not, the Holiday season is right around the corner).  We look forward to seeing every therapist on October 3rd!  If you have any questions feel free to contact the office.

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Hi Everyone! Welcome to our BRAND NEW Website! We are so excited about the new advancements to our company. We recently just had our Quarterly Meeting with the full ATS staff. We have added many new employees and can’t wait to add on to our awesome team! In our meeting we had a Key Note Speaker from Synergy HomeCare, one of the new programs we are working along side with.  Synergy is such a great program. Their qualified caregivers provide in home care and help you or your loved one enjoy daily life. They assist with Personal Care, Light housekeeping, meal preparations, escort for shopping and errands, and so much more! Synergy Home Care is available 24 hours a day and for ones of all ages! We are so excited to be working with them. If you would like more information about Synergy HomeCare, please call 1-877-644-2373 or give us a call at 409-299-4638. We would be happy to assist you! We look forward to seeing all of our ATS staff together again at our new Quarterly Meeting in October!

Here at ATS, we LOVE our staff! Our therapists and therapy assistants are truly amazing at what they do. Currently we are looking to add on to our team and would love to hear from you. We are looking to hire Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapy Assistants, and Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants. Besides offering a great work environment, we offer medical benefits, sign on bonuses, and relocation assistance is available! Our office staff loves to help our Therapists and Therapy assistants and will make working here even better! Come on and try us out! Give us a call at 409-299-4638 or come by the office, at 6465 Calder Ave. Beaumont, TX 77706.