Several months after announcing its intention to partner with Middle Tennessee companies, mobile primary care provider WhiteGlove Health announced today that it has begun providing services to its four "founders circle" partners.
WhiteGlove is also proud to announce that four companies -- Beaman Automotive Group; Blevins, Inc.; Hardaway Construction Group; and Simplex Healthcare -- joined its Tennessee Founders Circle, which was created to recognize early adopters of WhiteGlove's service. The Founders Circle provides incentives to Tennessee companies that joined WhiteGlove's Corporate Membership Program prior to the start of service.
"We're thrilled to now be operating in Tennessee and are very pleased to have these three companies join our Corporate Membership Program and others about to sign up," said Robert Fabbio, chief executive officer and founder of WhiteGlove Health. "Our vision has always been to offer our service nationwide, and it is exciting to be expanding into Nashville."
Onsite clinic company CareHere has won a contract with the city of Denton, Texas, to operate a facility adjacent to the local hospital. Denton, which has a population of about 120,000, is doing its best to make the arrangement lucrative for Ernie Clevenger and his CareHere team: Their rent is just $1 a year.
SEE ALSO: A 2010 Nashville Medical News profile of CareHere's growth
Gubbels said in the most conservative estimate, more than half of all those insured by the county would use the employee clinic the first year as others wait and watch. Savings would start to kick in the third year after its inception. After a decade, savings could reach $500,000 a year compared to the current costs, she said.SEE ALSO: Nashville Medical News' profile of CareHere boss Ernie Clevenger from earlier this year
For one-in-five new CareHere patients, they haven’t seen a doctor in a decade. “That’s a huge statement,” Clevenger said. “This is not rocket science. This is just blocking and tackling. It’s removing the barriers to care.”