University Medical Center to provide clinical services at retail health clinics in Walgreens stores across Middle Tennessee

DEERFIELD, Ill. & NASHVILLE, Tenn., 2017-Jul-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — Walgreens and Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) today (July 12, 2017) announced that a subsidiary of VUMC will operate and provide all clinical services at 14 retail health clinics within Walgreens stores across Middle Tennessee. Today’s announcement builds upon the continued relationship between Walgreens and Vanderbilt Health which has included infusion services provided throughout the Middle Tennessee market and Walgreens pharmacy participation in VUMC’s clinically-integrated network.

The existing Healthcare Clinics at these locations, currently managed by Walgreens, are planned to transition to VUMC in November, and will be an extension of the Vanderbilt Health System.  The clinics will be known as Vanderbilt Health Clinic at Walgreens. Walgreens will continue to manage these clinic locations until the transition.

“We are pleased to announce this new collaborative relationship with Walgreens, which reflects the efforts of both our organizations to make high-quality health care services more accessible and coordinated for patients living throughout Middle Tennessee,” said C. Wright Pinson, MBA, M.D., deputy chief executive officer and chief health system officer for VUMC. “Walgreens is a widely recognized industry leader and we look forward to sharing with them our commitment to improve the health of those we serve.”

At these 14 Walgreens locations throughout Middle Tennessee, patients will be able to see Vanderbilt Health clinicians seven days a week, including evenings, giving patients the option to access a variety of health care services without an appointment. Among the available services are laboratory tests and treatments for common conditions such as bronchitis, bladder infections, flu, nausea and vomiting, sinus issues, seasonal allergies, sore throat and minor wounds.

“This is a great opportunity for Walgreens to work even closer with Vanderbilt Health,” said Pat Carroll, M.D., chief medical officer for Walgreens Healthcare Clinics. “Today’s announcement demonstrates our ongoing commitment to collaborate with community health systems, like Vanderbilt Health, to offer convenient access to affordable healthcare services while helping to ensure a true continuum of care for our patients.”

When the transition is complete, Vanderbilt Health associated clinics will be located at the following Walgreens stores:

  • Nashville
    • 3500 Gallatin Pike
    • 5555 Edmondson Pike
    • 518 Donelson Pike
    • 4243 Harding Pike
  • Bellevue
    • 7601 Highway 70 S.
  • Clarksville
    • 1954 Madison St.
  • Franklin
    • 9100 Carothers Pkwy.
  • Gallatin
    • 585 Nashville Pike
  • Hendersonville
    • 198 E. Main St.
  • Hermitage
    • 400 Tulip Grove Rd.
  • Lebanon
    • 1303 W. Main St.
  • Lavergne
    • 5000 Murfreesboro Rd.
  • Murfreesboro
    • 2401 Old Fort Pkwy.
  • Smyrna
    • 400 Sam Ridley Pkwy.

About Walgreens:  
Walgreens (www.walgreens.com), one of the nation’s largest drugstore chains, is included in the Retail Pharmacy USA Division of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (NASDAQ: WBA), the first global pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing enterprise. More than 10 million customers interact with Walgreens each day in communities across America, using the most convenient, multichannel access to consumer goods and services and trusted, cost-effective pharmacy, health and wellness services and advice. Walgreens operates 8,175 drugstores with a presence in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, along with its omnichannel business, Walgreens.com. Approximately 400 Walgreens stores offer Healthcare Clinic or other provider retail clinic services.

About Vanderbilt University Medical Center:
Vanderbilt University Medical Center is home to Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital, The Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, the Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital and the Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital. These hospitals experienced more than 63,000 inpatient admissions during fiscal year 2016. VUMC’s adult and pediatric clinics treated 2.2 million patients during this same period. Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital and the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt are recognized each year by U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals as national leaders. In the publication’s most recent rankings VUMC’s hospitals finished with 19 nationally ranked adult and pediatric specialties.

Contact:
Walgreens
Scott Goldberg
847-315-7649
scott.goldberg@walgreens.com
http://news.walgreens.com
@WalgreensNews
facebook.com/Walgreens

Vanderbilt
John Howser
615-322-4747
john.howser@vanderbilt.edu

Source: Walgreens

Sacred Heart Health System to operate clinical services at four Walgreens stores in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties, Florida

Walgreens and Sacred Heart expand relationship to further coordinate patient care

DEERFIELD, Ill. & PENSACOLA, Fla., 2017-Jan-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Walgreens and Sacred Heart Health System have signed an agreement to have Sacred Heart operate and provide all clinical services at four retail health clinics to be located within Walgreens stores in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties.

Two existing Walgreens Healthcare Clinics are planned to transition to Sacred Heart this spring at which time the clinics will become an extension of the Sacred Heart Medical Group.  Walgreens will continue to manage these Healthcare Clinic locations until that time. In addition, Sacred Heart plans to open two new retail clinics in other area Walgreens stores in the spring.  All of the sites will be named Sacred Heart Clinic at Walgreens.

This new clinic agreement expands on an existing clinical collaboration and pharmacy relationship between Walgreens and Sacred Heart focused on enhanced communications to better coordinate care. Today’s agreement further improves care coordination by fully integrating the clinics into Sacred Heart Medical Group.  In addition, Walgreens operates an on-site pharmacy at Sacred Heart Hospital’s main campus, where Walgreens provides pharmacy services for Sacred Heart patients and employees.

“Our collaboration with Walgreens is an important step in Sacred Heart’s commitment to improve access to care and to improve the health of the communities we serve,” said Susan Davis, president and CEO of Sacred Heart Health System.  “The convenience of Walgreens locations and its pharmacy services along with Sacred Heart’s personalized care and expertise, will advance our efforts to improve the health of our patients. We want to offer the most appropriate level of care to consumers when and where they need it.”

The Sacred Heart Clinic at Walgreens locations will include: 

  • 8220 Navarre Pkwy, Navarre
  • 6314 N. 9th Ave, Pensacola
  • 3909 Highway 90, Pace
  • 2237 W. Nine Mile Road, Pensacola

As part of the agreement, Walgreens and Sacred Heart will also form a collaborative council to share best practices and experiences that aim to improve patient care, quality and satisfaction, while reducing health care costs.

“With the changing needs of patients in today’s healthcare environment, forming deeper and more collaborative relationships with health systems is key,” said Pat Carroll, MD, chief medical officer for Walgreens Healthcare Clinics.  “We continue to expand our relationships with established community health systems, like Sacred Heart, in efforts to enhance care coordination for our patients. We look forward to collaborating even more with Sacred Heart as they share our commitment to provide convenient access to high quality and affordable health care services.”

Sacred Heart plans to operate the Sacred Heart Clinic at Walgreens locations seven days a week, including evenings, giving patients the option to access a variety of health care services without an appointment. Services will be provided by board-certified nurse practitioners who provide care for common minor illnesses and injuries. Sacred Heart will continue to evaluate the possibility of new services in the future.

Sacred Heart serves seven counties along the Gulf Coast between Apalachicola, Fla. and Gulf Shores, Ala. The hub of the Sacred Heart system is its 566-bed Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola.  The facilities in Pensacola include The Studer Family Children’s Hospital at Sacred Heart, a Level II Trauma Center, a Cancer Center affiliated with MD Anderson Cancer Network,   and the area’s leading Maternity Center. The Health System also includes Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast, a 70-bed community hospital near Destin, Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf, a 19-bed hospital in Port St. Joe, Fla., and Sacred Heart Medical Group, a large regional network of primary care and specialty physicians.

About Walgreens
Walgreens (www.walgreens.com), one of the nation’s largest drugstore chains, is included in the Retail Pharmacy USA Division of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (NASDAQ: WBA), the first global pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing enterprise. More than 10 million customers interact with Walgreens each day in communities across America, using the most convenient, multichannel access to consumer goods and services and trusted, cost-effective pharmacy, health and wellness services and advice. Walgreens operates 8,175 drugstores with a presence in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Walgreens omnichannel business includes Walgreens.com and VisionDirect.com. Approximately 400 Walgreens stores offer Healthcare Clinic or other provider retail clinic services.

About Sacred Heart Health System
On the Gulf Coast, Ascension operates Sacred Heart Health System based in Pensacola, Fla.  and Providence Health System based in Mobile, Ala.  Together, these Ascension healthcare facilities have served Gulf Coast communities for more than 160 years and they employ more than 6,600 associates. Across the region, Ascension provided more than $113 million in community benefit and care of persons living in poverty in fiscal year 2016.  Ascension is a faith-based healthcare organization committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, with special attention to persons living in poverty and those most vulnerable. Ascension is the largest non-profit health system in the U.S. and the world’s largest Catholic health system, operating 2,500 sites of care – including 141 hospitals and more than 30 senior living facilities – in 24 states and the District of Columbia. For more on Sacred Heart Health System, visit www.sacred-heart.org.

Contacts:

Scott Goldberg
847-315-7649
scott.goldberg@walgreens.com
http://news.walgreens.com
@WalgreensNews
facebook.com/Walgreens

Sacred Heart Health System
Mike Burke
850-416-1153
mburke@sshpens.org

Source: Walgreens

Community Health Network to operate and provide clinical services at Walgreens stores across central Indiana

Walgreens and Community expand relationship to further coordinate patient care and improve access

DEERFIELD, Ill. & INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., 2017-Jan-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — Walgreens and Community Health Network have expanded their existing relationship, announcing today (Jan. 6, 2017) that Community Health Network will exclusively operate and provide clinical services at 12 retail health clinics located within Walgreens stores across central Indiana.

Soon the Community logo will appear at Walgreens stores in central Indiana as the newly named Community Clinic at Walgreens streamlines the continuum of care for patients by combining  Community’s commitment of ‘exceptional care, simply delivered’ with the convenience and accessibility of Walgreens.

“Walgreens shares our commitment of finding innovative ways to make healthcare available to patients where and when they need it,” said Community Health Network chief strategy and innovation officer Kyle Fisher. “This is the next step in a collaboration that is focused on providing the best care simply, conveniently and affordably by expanding our network of qualified caregivers within the communities we serve.”

The Community Clinic at Walgreens will be staffed by Community Health Network’s highly qualified and caring nurse practitioners who will treat minor injuries and illnesses as well as help manage chronic conditions, providing patients a variety of health care services with the convenience of walk-in appointments or same-day scheduling.

Patients will have easier access to Community facilities for follow up care, or to establish a primary care relationship. Seamless access to patient records and

scheduling ‘on the go’ will be available through MyChart, Community’s secure app and online connection.

In addition, Walgreens and Community Health Network will form a collaborative council to share best practices, experiences, and innovations to improve patient care, quality and satisfaction while reducing health care costs through new models and by leveraging digital platforms.

Today’s announcement builds upon a recently announced pharmacy relationship and a successful three-year clinical collaboration between Walgreens and Community Health Network focused on enhanced communications to better coordinate care. Walgreens Healthcare Clinics in the Indianapolis area have referred patients to Community Health Network physicians to handle serious conditions and chronic diseases, outside of the clinics’ scope of practice.

Last month, Community Health Network’s Wellspring retail pharmacy operations opened under Walgreens ownership at three Community Hospital locations, giving patients and Community Health Network employees easier access to affordable healthcare and pharmacy services.

“Community Health Network has an outstanding reputation as a health services provider in Indiana,” said Pat Carroll, MD, chief medical officer for Walgreens Healthcare Clinics. “Expanding our existing relationship with Community highlights Walgreens ongoing commitment to collaborating with local health systems to help ensure a true continuum of care. We look forward to working even more with Community, enhancing care coordination across both retail clinic and pharmacy services.”

Initially, 12 retail clinics are planned to transition to Community Health Network in June, with opportunities for future expansion. The clinics will become an extension of Community Health Network. Walgreens will continue to manage these Healthcare Clinic locations until that time.

About Walgreens
Walgreens (www.walgreens.com), one of the nation’s largest drugstore chains, is included in the Retail Pharmacy USA Division of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (NASDAQ: WBA), the first global pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing enterprise. More than 10 million customers interact with Walgreens each day in communities across America, using the most convenient, multichannel access to consumer goods and services and trusted, cost-effective pharmacy, health and wellness services and advice. Walgreens operates 8,175 drugstores with a presence in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Walgreens omnichannel business includes Walgreens.com and VisionDirect.com. Approximately 400 Walgreens stores offer Healthcare Clinic or other provider retail clinic services.

About Community Health Network
Ranked among the nation’s most integrated healthcare systems, Community Health Network is Central Indiana’s leader in providing convenient access to exceptional healthcare services, where and when patients need them—in hospitals, health pavilions and doctor’s offices, as well as workplaces, schools and homes.  As a non-profit health system with over 200 sites of care and affiliates throughout Central Indiana, Community’s full continuum of care integrates hundreds of physicians, specialty and aacute care hospitals, surgery centers, home care services, MedChecks, behavioral health and employer health services.  To learn more, visit eCommunity.com or call 800-777-7775.

Contacts:

Walgreens
Scott Goldberg
847-315-7649
scott.goldberg@walgreens.com
http://news.walgreens.com
@WalgreensNews
facebook.com/Walgreens

Community Health Network
Kris Kirschner
317-621-7073
kkirschner@ecommunity.com

Source: Walgreens

Jocelyn Konrad promoted group vice president, pharmacy initiatives and clinical services Rite Aid

Camp Hill, Pa., 2015-1-8 — /EPR Retail News/ — Rite Aid Corporation (NYSE: RAD) announced today that Jocelyn Zazyczny Konrad, currently vice president, healthcare initiatives, has been promoted to group vice president, pharmacy initiatives and clinical services. Konrad succeeds Karen Staniforth, who was recently promoted to the role of chief operating officer at Health Dialog, a subsidiary of Rite Aid.

Konrad, a licensed pharmacist with more than 20 years’ experience in retail pharmacy, will be responsible for the development, implementation and management of new pharmacy business and clinical programs including Rite Aid Health Alliance, immunizations, medication therapy management and medication adherence. Additionally, Konrad will oversee the Company’s Wellness Ambassador strategy. Unique to Rite Aid’s Wellness Stores, Wellness Ambassadors work closely with Rite Aid pharmacists and are specially trained to provide customers with access to information on over-the-counter medications, vitamins and supplements and Rite Aid programs and services. She will report to Dan Miller, Rite Aid’s senior vice president of pharmacy.

“Already a valued member of our pharmacy leadership team, in her new role, Jocelyn will undoubtedly contribute to the continued development of our 11,000 pharmacists as well as key pharmacy initiatives and our clinical services programs,” Miller said. “We look forward to benefitting from her knowledge and retail pharmacy expertise as she leads our clinical pharmacy team and works toward our goal of providing impactful patient care programs that create an outstanding experience for our pharmacy customers, each and every day.”

Konrad began her career in pharmacy in 1992, serving as a pharmacist for Thrift Drug Pharmacy. In 1997, she joined Eckerd Pharmacy as a district manager. Konrad joined Rite Aid in 2007, when Rite Aid acquired the Eckerd and the Brooks pharmacy chains from Jean Coutu. In 2011, she was promoted to regional pharmacy vice president, overseeing 350 pharmacists at approximately 150 Rite Aid pharmacies in Pennsylvania, Maryland and the District of Columbia, and had responsibility for implementing company programs, growing pharmacy business, managing costs, talent management and enhancing both the customer and Rite Aid associate experience. She was promoted to her current role in 2012.

Konrad holds a bachelor’s of science degree from Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science.

Rite Aid Corporation is one of the nation’s leading drugstore chains with nearly 4,600 stores in 31 states and the District of Columbia and fiscal 2014 annual revenues of $25.5 billion. Information about Rite Aid, including corporate background and press releases, is available through the company’s website at www.riteaid.com.

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