Florida Retail Federation supports Jose Felix Diaz for Senate District 40 in South Florida

Business-friendly Diaz is the choice in Senate District 40 for Florida’s premier retail industry association

TALLAHASSEE, FL, 2017-Jul-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Florida Retail Federation (FRF) PAC, the state’s premier trade association celebrating its 80th year of supporting Florida’s retailers, today (July 5, 2017 ) announced its endorsement of Jose Felix Diaz for the Florida Senate. Diaz, a Republican, is running for election in Senate District 40 in South Florida.

“Jose has been an advocate for business and retailing during his time in the House, including supporting legislation that created $500 million in tax relief, and the removal of burdensome regulations on small businesses,” said FRF President/CEO R. Scott Shalley. “We’re confident his support will continue when he’s elected to represent Senate District 40, and we look forward to working with him on future legislation that supports Florida’s 270,000 retailers.”

A native of Miami, Diaz recently served as the representative for House District 116. Jose developed his love for public service as student body president of his high school and college. While at the University of Miami, Jose was selected as Florida’s College Student of the Year. Soon thereafter, Jose went on to Columbia Law School where he received several notable distinctions including the American Bar Association’s Silver Key. Upon graduation, he returned to Miami to join the law firm of Akerman LLP, and was appointed to the American Bar Association’s legislative body, the House of Delegates.

ABOUT THE FLORIDA RETAIL FEDERATION 
The Florida Retail Federation is the statewide trade association representing retailers — the businesses that sell directly to consumers. Florida retailers provide one out of every five jobs in the state, pay more than $49 billion in wages annually, and collect and remit more than $20 billion in sales taxes for Florida’s government each year.

CONTACT:

James Miller
james@frf.org
(850)701-3015

Source: Florida Retail Federation (FRF)

CBRE expands its presence in South Florida with the acquisition of Brenner Real Estate Group

Acquisition bolsters CBRE’s capabilities in South Florida

Los Angeles, 2017-May-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE: CBG) today (May 15, 2017) announced that it has acquired the business of Brenner Real Estate Group (BREG), a full-service commercial real estate services firm in South Florida. The acquisition bolsters CBRE’s capabilities in South Florida, where the company is a premier provider of integrated solutions for property investors and occupiers.

Founded in 1987, the firm is led by Scott Brenner, and includes a team of more than 20 professionals, based in Ft. Lauderdale, Boca Raton and Melbourne, Florida. BREG’s team is well-integrated into the South Florida market and provides comprehensive real estate services including leasing brokerage, investment sales and property management.

“The BREG professionals are a great complement to our capabilities in South Florida,” said Arden Karson, senior managing director for South Florida, CBRE. “They have a strong reputation for excellence in client service and will add particular expertise and resources in Broward and Palm Beach counties, and in our law firm, land services and healthcare specialty groups. We are very excited about our enhanced offering for South Florida clients.”

“We are excited to join CBRE and will benefit significantly from the wide range of expertise and resources that are now available to us,” said Mr. Brenner, president and CEO, Brenner Real Estate Group. “CBRE’s national and global footprint and broad service offering will enable us to meet more of our client needs and expand opportunities for our professionals.”

Forward-Looking Statements
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About CBRE Group, Inc.
CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBG), a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company headquartered in Los Angeles, is the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm (based on 2016 revenue). The company has more than 75,000 employees (excluding affiliates), and serves real estate investors and occupiers through approximately 450 offices (excluding affiliates) worldwide. CBRE offers a broad range of integrated services, including facilities, transaction and project management; property management; investment management; appraisal and valuation; property leasing; strategic consulting; property sales; mortgage services and development services. Please visit our website at www.cbre.com.

MEDIA CONTACT:

Robert McGrath
212.984.8267
robert.mcgrath@cbre.com

SOURCE: CBRE Group, Inc.

Walgreens and University of Miami Health System to deliver coordinated clinical care and pharmacy excellence across South Florida

  • UM Health System to operate retail clinics in 17 Walgreens stores across South Florida;
  • Walgreens to open three retail pharmacies located within University of Miami Health System facilities

DEERFIELD, Ill. & MIAMI, Fla., 2016-Dec-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — Walgreens and the University of Miami Health System today (Dec. 14, 2016) announced a collaboration focused on delivering coordinated clinical care and pharmacy excellence to patients across South Florida.

As part of the agreement, UHealth – the University of Miami Health System, will manage and provide all clinical services at 17 retail clinics within Walgreens stores in South Florida, including Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties.

In addition, Walgreens will soon open pharmacies at three University of Miami Health System facilities, as its exclusive retail pharmacy provider. The new pharmacy at The Lennar Foundation Medical Center, UHealth’s state-of-the-art facility in Coral Gables, is planned to open Dec. 19. Walgreens retail pharmacies at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center and University of Miami Hospital are expected to open in January. Walgreens will also provide 90-day retail prescription benefits and specialty pharmacy services for the University’s employees and their families.

“This collaboration is an important step in UHealth’s commitment to improving the health of our community and access to our high quality clinicians,” said Steven M. Altschuler, M.D., CEO of the University of Miami Health System. “We will provide a seamless and integrated health care experience for our patients regardless of where they receive their care across our University of Miami Health System.”

The 17 existing Walgreens Healthcare Clinics are planned to transition to the University of Miami Health System in the spring of 2017, at which time the clinics will become an extension of the UM Health System and be named UHealth Clinic – University of Miami Health System at Walgreens. Walgreens will continue to manage the retail clinics until that time.

UHealth Clinic at Walgreens will give consumers improved access to the transformative, research-based, personalized care provided by the University of Miami Health System. Staffed by UHealth’s expertly-trained nurse practitioners, the UHealth Clinic at Walgreens locations will operate seven days a week, including evenings, giving patients the option to receive a variety of health care services with or without an appointment.

Patients across South Florida will have access to affordable and conveniently located clinics for treating common illnesses and injuries as well as for follow up care for chronic diseases when appropriate.

“Walgreens has been a trusted provider of pharmacy and other health care services to South Florida residents and those within the UM community for decades,” said Brad Fluegel, senior vice president and chief healthcare commercial market development officer at Walgreens. “This is a tremendous opportunity to work closely with the UM Health System to help ensure a true continuum of care, with our pharmacists playing an integral role as part of patients’ care teams. Forming deeper and more collaborative relationships with health systems is one of the ways in which we’re responding to the changing needs of both patients and our health care system.”

Walgreens and the University of Miami Health System will also form a joint council to share best practices and experiences that aim to improve patient care, quality and satisfaction while reducing health care costs.

“Building from this start, the University and Walgreens intend to explore new approaches to further extend access to routine and specialty care, to improve patient health through enhanced pharmacy services, and to utilize innovative ways to reach patients when and where they would benefit,” added John Sory, UHealth’s chief executive of the UHealth Regional Alliance.

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 the University of Miami Health System
The University of Miami Health System delivers transformational patient care by the region’s most comprehensive team of doctors, powered by the groundbreaking research and medical education of the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine. As South Florida’s only academic-based health care system, UHealth is a vital component of the community.

UHealth combines a superior approach to patient care, with research, education and academic excellence to create a personalized health care delivery system that is unparalleled. Patients at UHealth are treated as individuals and guided uniquely through their health care journey. Within the UHealth system, patients can participate in clinical trials and benefit from the latest developments that are fast-tracked from the laboratory to the bedside.

UHealth’s comprehensive network includes three hospitals, more than one dozen outpatient facilities in Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, and Collier counties, with more than 1,200 physicians and scientists. Its flagship facility, The Lennar Foundation Medical Center, opened December 2016 in Coral Gables, marking a new era in health care delivery that brings together the expertise of Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, the University of Miami Health System Sports Medicine Institute and several other specialty services. Together with our affiliates, Jackson Memorial Hospital, Holtz Children’s Hospital, and the Miami VA, UHealth stands ready to provide life-saving care to our region and beyond.

Contacts:

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

University of Miami Health System
Lisa Worley
305-243-5184
Lworley2@med.miami.edu

Source: Walgreens

MinuteClinic opened six new locations inside Target stores in South Florida

WOONSOCKET, R.I., 2016-Jun-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — MinuteClinic, the retail medical clinic of CVS Health, has opened six new locations inside Target stores in South Florida. The clinics located in stores in Boynton Beach, Davie, Deerfield Beach,Miami and West Palm Beach have been rebranded and converted to MinuteClinic. There are now 28 MinuteClinic locations in South Florida, including clinics in select CVS Pharmacy stores and Navarro Discount Pharmacy.

“The new MinuteClinic locations inside Target will offer the same scope of services available to patients at all our other clinics in Florida and nationwide,” said Andrew Sussman, M.D., President of MinuteClinic, and Executive Vice President and Associate Chief Medical Officer of CVS Health. “In addition, some services will be new to Target guests, including treatment for minor sprains and strains, contraceptive care and smoking cessation counseling.”

MinuteClinic is open seven days a week and no appointment is necessary. Most major health insurance is accepted. For patients paying cash or credit, treatment prices are posted at each clinic and at www.minuteclinic.com.

Nurse practitioners at MinuteClinic specialize in family health care and can diagnose, treat and write prescriptions for common family illnesses such as strep throat; ear, eye, sinus, bladder and bronchial infections; nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and indigestion. Acne, rashes and skin conditions; sprains and strains; and minor wounds and abrasions are also treated. Common vaccinations are available at most locations, such as influenza, tetanus, pneumonia and Hepatitis A and B.

Prevention and wellness services include screening and monitoring for diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol, tuberculosis (TB) testing, contraceptive care, motion sickness prevention and smoking cessation.

At the conclusion of each visit, patients receive educational material, a prescription (when clinically appropriate) and a visit summary. A copy of the diagnostic record can be sent electronically, or by fax or mail, to a primary care provider with patient permission.

With the new MinuteClinic in Target locations, Sussman says MinuteClinic can continue to play a complementary role in working with primary care providers.

MinuteClinic locations in South Florida are affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida.

“About 50 percent of MinuteClinic visits occur on evenings, weekends and holidays when patients may not be able to get an appointment with their primary care provider and otherwise may need to choose more expensive emergency department or urgent care options,” he said. “Also, approximately half of the patients seen at MinuteClinic are ‘medically homeless’ and do not have a personal physician.”

In December 2015, CVS Health acquired all Target pharmacies (1,672 locations across 47 states) and retail clinics (79 locations in seven states). Target-based pharmacy locations have been rebranded CVS Pharmacy and are operating through a store-within-a-store format. Target clinic locations have been rebranded as MinuteClinic.

The MinuteClinic walk-in medical clinics inside Target stores in South Florida operate from 9:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Monday through Friday (Miami locations close at 7 p.m.) and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday (Miami locations open at 11 a.m.).

MinuteClinic locations inside South Florida Target stores include:

Boynton Beach: 650 N. Congress Ave.
Davie: 5800 S. University Dr.
Deerfield Beach: 3599 W. Hillsboro Blvd.
Miami: 7800 SW 104th St.
Miami: 10101 W. Flagler St.
West Palm Beach: 10155 Okeechobee Blvd.

About MinuteClinic

MinuteClinic is the retail medical clinic of CVS Health (NYSE: CVS), the largest pharmacy health care provider in the United States. MinuteClinic launched the first retail medical clinics in the United States in 2000 and is the largest provider of retail clinics with more than 1,100 locations in 33 states and the District of Columbia. By creating a health care delivery model that responds to patient demand, MinuteClinic makes access to high-quality medical treatment easier for more Americans. Nationally, the company has provided care through more than 30 million patient visits, with a 95 percent customer satisfaction rating. MinuteClinic is the only retail health care provider to receive four consecutive accreditations from The Joint Commission, the national evaluation and certifying agency for nearly 20,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. For more information, visit www.minuteclinic.com.

Contact:

Carolyn Castel
carolyn.castel@cvshealth.com

SOURCE: MinuteClinic