Since graduating from the University of Toledo in 2000, Patrick Schaal has combined information technology (IT) and healthcare to forge a career first in New York City, then in Chicago. Mr. Schaal earned a Bachelor’s of Education degree in Recreational Therapy and started out as a consultant therapist with the New York City chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. In 2003, in addition to his work as a consultant, Schaal joined NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital as a Recreational Therapist. At both of these institutions, Mr. Schaal educated patients and healthcare workers on best practices for expanding quality-of-life options for patients with physical and mental rehabilitation needs. Mr. Schaal also established resource centers and conducted training sessions for staff and patients to help with handling day-to-day living tasks. In 2006, while working at the Multiple Sclerosis Society, Mr. Schaal joined Publicis Selling Solutions as a pharmaceutical Sales Representative. He marketed Rozerem and Amitiza and won a President’s Club Award for landing in the company’s top 10 percent in performance and sales goal attainment after improving the regional market share for those drugs.

Patrick Schaal changed gears slightly in early 2007 and became an Account Manager in the Medical Devices Division at Wright Medical Technology, Inc. Schaal used his knowledge of the healthcare, educational, and sales spheres to educate medical practitioners on the proper application of instruments for upper extremities and joints, often overseeing operating room procedures to provide support for staff. Schaal increased his sales territory by connecting distributors and hospital personnel and grew Wright’s Tendon Augmentation Patch Division. The following year, Schaal accepted a position with IT provider EMC as a Healthcare Account Executive, handling all facets of sales, from development to executive-level employees, in the life sciences and healthcare businesses.

After taking an online course in early 2010 from the Health Information and Management Systems Society’s eLearning Academy, which specializes in educating IT professionals within the healthcare industry, Patrick Schaal started working as a Healthcare Strategist with CA Technologies in July of that year. He consulted with customers from Virginia and Maine to Chicago to implement the most efficient and cost-effective IT management solutions. In spring 2011, Schaal assumed responsibility for the Chicago region when he became Enterprise Account Manager of IT for CA Technologies. Patrick Schaal contributes to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and belongs to the New York Rugby Club and Chicago’s Player Sports Group. He also enjoys sailing, discovering new technologies, traveling, and playing soccer.

18th April 2014

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Addicted! #cafetola #cafeconleche (at Café Tola)

Addicted! #cafetola #cafeconleche (at Café Tola)

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16th April 2014

Link reblogged from FOX Soccer Blog with 17 notes

Pele diamond statues created from his own DNA →

foxsoccer:

Yes, this is really a thing.

For the bargain price of $7,500 you can now own a…

15th April 2014

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zpzproduction:

Join anthonybourdain for a live Q&A on his personal Facebook page later today at 4:30 PM ET.
HERE’S a link to his page. Hope to see you there!
#PartsUnknown

zpzproduction:

Join anthonybourdain for a live Q&A on his personal Facebook page later today at 4:30 PM ET.

HERE’S a link to his page. Hope to see you there!

#PartsUnknown

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14th April 2014

Video reblogged from Yahoo Finance with 4 notes

yahoofinance:

Organic food just became the ultimate battleground

Whole Foods co-CEO Walter Robb told CNBC’s Courtney Reagan that Wal-Mart’s presence in the organic space is an “affirmation that this organic food marketplace continues to grow. I think it’s a $225 billion marketplace by the end of 2018. We’re the leaders in that space and I think we’ll continue to be.”

13th April 2014

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Gorgeous spring day hike in the Hudson Valley. #stormkingmountain

Gorgeous spring day hike in the Hudson Valley. #stormkingmountain

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11th April 2014

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Welcome Spring!
delfriscoschicago (at Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse)

Welcome Spring!
delfriscoschicago (at Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse)

11th April 2014

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Brunch

Patrick Schaal’s latest blog post:

Brunch is one of the best meals of the week.  The reason I say week is because you probably only get brunch once a week, or maybe twice a week if you decide to dine out on both Saturday and Sunday.  Brunch is that time when you sit back, order enough food for breakfast and lunch if you so please and take your time eating it because you have no where to be next.  Sunday is usually that one day of the week when you make no future engagements, no plans.  It’s the day to be leisurely.

One of Patrick Schaal’s favorite restaurants is Nico Osteria, a restaurant that offers Italian seafood.  Nico Osteria is a classy restaurant that ever so perfectly embodies elegance.  It brings rustic simplicity to Chicago.  On the weekends, you can get a wonderful brunch consisting of Oysters, Alaskan king crab, chilled lobster, tripe alla Romana, porchetta autostrada, and pastas like spaghetti carbonara or taglionlini with clams.  According to the Chicago Eater, Nico Osteria is ranked second as far as best brunches go but coming head of Nico Osteria as the number one is Fat Rice.

Fat Rice recently started offering brunch.  This Asian/Asian Fusion restaurant that is normally frequented for nice dinners on Friday and Saturday nights or even great food and drinks after work during the weekday has expanded their horizons to serve brunch.  Keep in mind you have to have at least three people in your party to sit at a table, not that sitting at the bar is uncomfortable.  Sitting at the bar gives you the chance to watch the bartender do his tricks and it is definitely a sight to see. Apparently watching the drinks being made is almost as enjoyable as drinking the drinks themselves. Some mentions are the drink called Breakfast of Champions, the Macau pork chop sandwich, and Calimoxo, which is one of my favorites.  Calimoxo is red wine mixed with Coca-Cola and a little bit of lemon.  I can’t wait to try the Fat Rice for bunch myself!

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11th April 2014

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wired:

Stephen Colbert’s not the problem. We are.
[MORE: America Isn’t Ready for Colbert to Replace Letterman]

wired:

Stephen Colbert’s not the problem. We are.

[MORE: America Isn’t Ready for Colbert to Replace Letterman]

10th April 2014

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66 Days Until the World Cup

Patrick Schaal’s latest post:

June 12 marks the start of the 2014 Word Cup and day by day, it approaches. The first match will be Brazil against Croatia. Each day leading up to this amazing tournament brings changes and some of them are not good. Unfortunately Jay Rodriguez, 24, hurt his anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee halfway through the first half in the Saints’ game against Manchester City. Rodriguez will be out of commission for six months to heal his knee, which means, regrettably, he will no longer get the change to play with the Southampton team in the 2014 World Cup.

Rodriguez scored 15 goals for Southampton this season, placing them in 8th place in the Premier League. Striker Rickie Lambert, left back Luke Shaw, and midfielder Adam Lallana all have a chance to make it to Brazil. Unfortunately Rodriguez will be hanging with Theo Walcott on the national team’s injured list.

Les Reed, the Southampton director comments on Jay’s disappointment about not getting the chance to play “but is determined to get back playing for the Saints as soon as possible… Jay has asked us to pass on his gratitude to everybody who has shown him their concern and sympathy during the 48 hours since his injury.” What a good sport!

Jay Rodriguez

Jay Rodriguez

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8th April 2014

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It’s been long beginning to the week…making it a date night on Tuesday. #thedawson #menumotif (at The Dawson)

It’s been long beginning to the week…making it a date night on Tuesday. #thedawson #menumotif (at The Dawson)

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