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Sterling Connection Benefits

Educational Seminars

We know that staying healthy is a big concern, so we offer a variety of educational seminars presented by physicians and other professionals. Yearly educational offerings include estate planning and an update on Medicare. Each quarter, we will send you a seminar schedule. A number of our seminars have been recorded and are being added to our online video archive.


Special Events

Join other Sterling Connection members for fun and entertainment at our annual Ice Cream Social in June and Holiday Social in December.

Other special discounted or free events are offered periodically.


Magazine

The healthcare industry is continually changing. To keep you up-to-date, we send you Bryan Health's Journeys magazine quarterly to help you get the most out of the Sterling Connection program. It includes articles on health, lists of new Sterling Connection features, information on schedules for educational seminars, locations of special events, travel opportunities and much more.


Travel Opportunities

You can travel near and far on trips planned for members of Sterling Connection, their relatives and friends. This is a great way to meet other Sterling Connection members and make new friends. Trips range from one day to two weeks. Trip schedules appear in each issue of Journeys magazine.


Advance Directives

Advance directives such as a living will or a durable power of attorney for health care will assist your family in knowing what your wishes are during an illness if you are unable to speak for yourself. Free advance directive forms are available at the Sterling Connection office or call 402-481-3355 and we will mail one to you.


Notary Public

A Notary Public is available through Sterling Connection. For details call 402-481-3355.


Discounts

Food Service

The Bryan Health Nutrition & Dining Services department offers you a 10 percent discount on your meals only. The discount is for members only and does not include other guests that may be with you. This discount is for meals purchased at the medical center cafeterias and the Bryan Medical Plaza Café. To receive your 10 percent discount, show the cashier your Sterling Connection membership card.

Family members, guests, or Sterling Connection members who are here for a long period of time and eating frequent meals in the cafeterias may want to take advantage of Nutrition & Dining Services' Frequent Customer Reward Program.

Here's how the program works:

Collect a Reward Coupon for every $5 spent in any of our three Bryan Health dining centers. Five coupons can then be redeemed for $3 off a future purchase. You potentially can save up to 12 percent on all of your food and beverage purchases.

Coupons are available and redeemable at all three of our nutrition and dining services locations. The program is not available with any other discount. There is no cash value to the coupons; no change is given to a redeemed purchase of less than $3.

You may only receive 10 percent off or a reward coupon, not both.

Nutrition and Dining Services locations:

  • Bryan East Campus Cafeteria
  • Bryan West Campus Cafeteria
  • Bryan Medical Plaza Cafe

Cafe Express

Café Express is located in the lobby on both the East and West sites. Hours are Monday-Friday, 6:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., and Saturday-Sunday, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Ask about the Café Express Frequent Customer Reward plan. Please note that the Sterling Connection discount and complimentary meal coupons are only redeemable in the three dining centers mentioned above, not the Café Express.

Gift and Floral Shops

Sterling Connection members will receive a 20 percent discount on healthcare items and gift items purchased at the Bryan Gift & Floral Shops, including the Mom and Baby Shop. Just show the cashier your Sterling Connection membership card and ask for your discount. The Gift & Floral Shops are located in the main lobby of each medical center, and the Mom and Baby Shop is located in the Women and Children's Tower at Bryan East Campus.

LifePointe

Take your dream trip, dance with your granddaughter, build your strength, recover from illness or injury, push your boundaries and gain new confidence. Bryan LifePointe is a medically based health improvement center offering a full range of medical, wellness, spa and urgent care services.

At LifePointe, we will meet with you, create a wellness or therapy program just for you and provide ongoing personal guidance and support. You will feel a sense of belonging - of being with others who know how you feel and want you to succeed.

As a Sterling Connection member, you will receive a 33 percent discount on your enrollment fee. Call (402) 481-6300 for more information.


Medicare Drug Plans

Each autumn, in conjunction with the Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP), Sterling Connection sponsors two Medicare Drug Card enrollment banks. Watch your mail for dates and times.


Sterling Connection Representative to Help You at the Medical Center

When you are a patient at Bryan Medical Center you may have questions about the medical center and what you should expect during your stay. You can rest easier knowing our Sterling Connection representative is there if you need help. Just call the Sterling Connection office at 402-481-3355 to have a representative visit you.


Health Screenings

The following screenings are offered monthly by appointment only. No diagnosis will be made; however, you will receive your test results in the mail. These tests are not ordered by a physician; therefore, they are not covered by Medicare or other insurance. For more information regarding costs, scheduled dates, times and locations of screenings, call 402-481-8886.

Blood Lipid Screening

This screening includes cholesterol, HDL, LDL, and Triglycerides. Sterling Connection members only may take advantage of this special priced screening.

$20

Comprehensive Blood Chemistry Screening

This screening includes a number of tests including a comprehensive metabolic panel, TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone), a lipid panel (cholesterol) and hemogram.

$45 for anyone; $40 for Sterling Connection members.

Cardio C-Reactive Protein (CRP)

This is a highly sensitive blood test that can help evaluate your risk of heart disease. 12 hours of fasting required.

$45

Glycohemoglobin (HbA1c)

This test indicates your average blood sugar levels in the previous two to three months.

$20

Prostate Cancer Screening (PSA)

A blood test that is one indicator of prostate cancer.

$30

Cardiovascular Screenings

The following screenings are offered once a month by appointment only. Call 402-481-5121 to register.
  • Carotid Artery Ultrasound, $40: this painless, non-invasive screening detects plaque deposits in the carotid arteries. These plaque deposits are a leading risk factor for stroke
  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Ultrasound Screening, $40: This painless, non-invasive screening detects the presence eof an aneurysm in the abdominal aorta
  • Heart Screening, $40: If you've had a heart attack, have heart disease, a family history of sudden cardiac arrest, a diagnosis of heart failure or abnormal heart rhythm, you need to know your ejection fraction score (EF). This screening echocardiogram is a painless, non-invasive ultrasound of the heart that will tell you your EF score. Knowing this number could save your life. Registered Bryan Health cardiac sonographers will screen qualified individuals and results will be read by a Bryan Health cardiologist
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease Screening, $20: This painless, non-invasive screening detects diminished blood flow due to a narrowing or blockage in the arteries feeding the lower extremities

Blood Pressure Testing

A periodic blood pressure check is a good health practice to follow. A blood pressure monitor is located off the lobby of Bryan East Campus and one is located just outside the cafeteria at Bryan West Campus. You may stop at either location and check your pressure. Sterling Connection blood pressure record cards are located on the machines so that you can keep track of your readings. For more information, call 402-481-3355.


Annual Flu Vaccine Clinic

Sterling Connection sponsors a yearly seasonal flu shot clinic each fall. Watch your mail for more information.

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