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Colleen Lindholz

Kroger Health and AssureCare offer patient-centric integrated care platform

Kroger Health and AssureCare offer patient-centric integrated care platform

CINCINNATI — AssureCare announces the implementation of an industry leading patient-centric, highly configurable, connected care and medication management platform, MedCompass with Kroger Health, enabling greater access to pharmacists and their services, while better serving their patients. Built on AssureCare’s core connected platform, MedCompass is said to provide unparalleled medication management and adherence capabilities reducing medication

The Wellness Experience by Kroger and Jewel returns

The Wellness Experience by Kroger and Jewel returns

CINCINNATI — Inclusion Companies  in partnership with The Kroger Co. has announced plans to host The Wellness Experience by Kroger and co-founder and Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Jewel. The third annual wellness festival will take place August 20-21, 2021 at The Banks in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio. The Wellness Experience by Kroger is one of the largest wellness and entertainment events in the Midwest region.

Op-ed by NACDS chair, vice chair published in Morning Consult Health

Op-ed by NACDS chair, vice chair published in Morning Consult Health

ARLINGTON, Va. — This morning, an op-ed co-authored by Colleen Lindholz, president of Kroger Health, The Kroger Co., and chair of NACDS, and Brian Nightengale, president of Good Neighbor Pharmacy and vice chair of NACDS, was published in Morning Consult Health. Entitled “For COVID Vaccines, Pharmacists Reach Arms – and Minds,” the piece centers on pharmacies’

Kroger Health launches O-T-C rapid antigen self-test kits

Kroger Health launches O-T-C rapid antigen self-test kits

CINCINNATI — Kroger Health announced the launch of Abbott’s BinaxNOW COVID-19 Antigen Self Test, an over-the-counter SARS-CoV-2 rapid antigen test that has received FDA Emergency Use Authorization for self-testing without the need for a prescription from a healthcare professional. The test allows individuals to receive results within 15 minutes, in the comfort of their own home

New NACDS chair highlights group’s unifying power

New NACDS chair highlights group’s unifying power

ARLINGTON, Va. —  Newly elected National Association of Chain Drug Stores chair Colleen Lindholz on Tuesday addressed the group’s chain and associate members with a clear and consistent message: “We’re all in this together.” Lindholz, president of Kroger Health, delivered her remarks at the NACDS Annual Meeting Business Program, and accepted the chair’s gavel from

Kroger Health increases COVID-19 vaccination capacity

Kroger Health increases COVID-19 vaccination capacity

CINCINNATI — Kroger Health announced Thursday that it has significantly increased operational capacity to administer the COVID-19 vaccine, achieving the ability to deliver one million doses per week through in-store pharmacies and clinics, and mass vaccination off-site events. To vaccinate more Americans more quickly, Kroger Health will use the first hour of pharmacy operations as

Kroger Health rolls out COVID-19 vaccine scheduling solutions

Kroger Health rolls out COVID-19 vaccine scheduling solutions

CINCINNATI — Kroger Health has introduced its new vaccine scheduling tool, said to make it easy and efficient to book COVID-19 vaccine appointments online. The new tool can manage more than 250,000 requests daily and will reflect the amount of vaccine doses confirmed within Kroger’s system while allowing visitors to check vaccine eligibility and create

Kroger’s Lindholz named Rx Executive of the Year

Kroger’s Lindholz named Rx Executive of the Year

CINCINNATI — Colleen Lindholz and her team are continuing to lead initiatives and create innovative programs to help people live happier, healthier lives. As the president of Kroger Health, the health care division of Kroger Co., she heads up a group of 22,000 health care professionals. Together they provide health and wellness solutions to more

Kroger Health to provide COVID-19 vaccine nationwide

Kroger Health to provide COVID-19 vaccine nationwide

CINCINNATI — Kroger Health, the health care division of The Kroger Co. said it will provide the COVID-19 vaccine nationwide across its 2,200 pharmacies and 220 clinics, partnering with the federal government and state health departments to administer the vaccine in accordance with the rollout plan. “Kroger Health is a COVID-19 response leader that has

Kroger Health expands flu shot program

Kroger Health expands flu shot program

CINCINNATI — Kroger Health announced on Wednesday  a comprehensive flu shot program, designed to help Americans get their recommended vaccines amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. The program includes touchless in-store appointments and drive-thru vaccinations at community Flu Shot Centers across the country – both of which can be booked online. Kroger Health will also provide on-site flu

Kroger Health gets okay for COVID-19 home test kit

Kroger Health gets okay for COVID-19 home test kit

CINCINNATI — Kroger Health announced Wednesday that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Emergency Use Authorization for the COVID-19 Test Home Collection Kit. The testing solution combines the safety and convenience of at-home sample collection with the expert guidance of a telehealth consultation to help improve the quality of the collection process.

Rick Keyes to serve as NACDS chairman of the board, Colleen Lindholz named vice chair

Rick Keyes to serve as NACDS chairman of the board, Colleen Lindholz named vice chair

ARLINGTON, Va.— NACDS  announced on Wednesday that Rick Keyes, president and CEO, Meijer, Inc., will serve as NACDS chairman, effective June 1. Colleen Lindholz, president, Kroger Health, The Kroger Co., will perform duties of the NACDS vice chair, in addition to her role as treasurer. Keyes assumes the chairmanship, per the NACDS bylaws, following the transition

Gravity Diagnostics partners as lab for Kroger COVID-19 drive-thru test sites

Gravity Diagnostics partners as lab for Kroger COVID-19 drive-thru test sites

COVINGTON, Ky. — Gravity Diagnostics, a privately held CLIA laboratory headquartered in Covington, Kentucky, is working with the Commonwealth of Kentucky, the United States Department of Health and Human Services, and Kroger Co. as the laboratory processing the COVID-19 samples for the newly launched COVID-19 drive-thru testing sites. The partnership was originally created as an extension of the

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