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Walgreens health and wellness division chief to retire
February 25th, 2011
DEERFIELD, Ill. – Hal Rosenbluth, president of Walgreen Co.'s health and wellness division, plans to retire this spring.
Walgreens said Friday that Rosenbluth is set to retire in April but will continue as a senior consultant to chief executive officer Greg Wasson for health care services. His responsibilities as head of the health and wellness division will be folded into other business units, according to the drug store chain.
"With our sales and client services organization now set up for success, and our health and wellness solutions further integrated within the company, this is the right time for me to make this transition," Rosenbluth said in a statement.
"It has been an honor and a privilege to be part of Walgreens, a company committed to providing affordable, accessible and high-quality health care to meet the growing needs of this country."
As part of Walgreens' community-based health solutions, the Take Care retail clinics and work-site health centers, led by Peter Hotz, will now report into Mark Wagner, president of the community management division, the company said. The sales and client services organization, led by chief client officer Joe Terrion, and clinical services, led by chief medical officer Cheryl Pegus, will become part of the Walgreens pharmacy, health and wellness services and solutions division, under Kermit Crawford, president of that unit.
Rosenbluth was a co-founder of Take Care Health Systems, which was acquired by Walgreens in 2007. Before that, he led Rosenbluth International, a global travel management company, which he sold to American Express in 2003.
"Hal's entrepreneurial spirit was instrumental to Walgreens as we expanded our pharmacy, health and wellness services through our Take Care retail clinics and work-site health centers," Wasson stated. "He helped these businesses become key components of Walgreens' broad set of health and wellness offerings. Under Hal's leadership, we have successfully restructured our sales and client services organization and have added to our clinical capabilities. We thank Hal for his vision, drive and commitment to help position our company for the future. Hal will continue to provide valuable counsel in this dynamically changing health care environment."