DEERFIELD, Ill. — Cheryl Pegus has been named chief medical officer at Walgreen Co.
Pegus, 46, has over 18 years of clinical practice and industry experience. Previously, she was general manager and chief medical officer for SymCare Personalized Health Solutions Inc., which provides care management solutions that use remote monitoring to help control health care costs and facilitate consumer engagement.
She reports to Hal Rosenbluth, senior vice president of Walgreens and president of its health and wellness division.
“Her depth of experience in analytics and research, clinical product development and chronic care management will help position Walgreens to deliver high-quality, accessible and low-cost innovative care solutions to payers, employers and consumers,” Rosenbluth says.
“That includes the potential for new diagnostic screenings and other point-of-care services at pharmacies, retail clinics and work site health centers that can develop an ongoing relationship between patients and Walgreens.”