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Take Care Health opens clinic at Notre Dame
July 12th, 2012
CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa. – Take Care Health Systems has opened a wellness center on the University of Notre Dame campus.
The Walgreens retail health clinic subsidiary said Thursday that the facility serves about 12,000 people, including full-time university faculty and staff, their spouses and dependents, and the spouses and children of graduate students.
At more than 7,000 square feet, the Notre Dame Wellness Center provides primary care, urgent care, lab testing, allergy and flu shots, travel medicine, vaccinations, physical therapy and pharmacy services. The latter includes infusion therapy, specialty pharmacy and a drive-through window.
"We are excited to work with such a prestigious institution as the University of Notre Dame, which continues to demonstrate a commitment to its communities by moving beyond basic programs to offer a more comprehensive array of health services for faculty, staff and dependents," Peter Hotz, group vice president for the Walgreens Health and Wellness division, said in a statement. "We are increasingly seeing educational institutions recognizing what many innovative companies have found — namely that by investing in broad work-site health programs, they can expect to see improved patient outcomes, overall savings and happier and more productive employees."
The wellness center's staff also identifies chronic health conditions and provides education on nutrition and exercise to help reduce health risk factors. Staff at the facility include a full-time physician, nurse practitioners, a physical therapist, registered nurses, phlebotomists, certified medical assistants and wellness coaches.
Notre Dame currently operates and will continue to operate its health center for students.
Robert McQuade, Notre Dame's vice president for human resources, commented, "By providing convenient access to the broad range of health care services available through this wellness center, we are making Notre Dame a better place to work and learn."