WOONSOCKET, R.I. — The following is attributed to Karen S. Lynch, currently Executive Vice President, CVS Health and President, Aetna, who will become the company’s next President and CEO on February 1: “We agree with President-elect Biden that pharmacies will play a critical role in the next phase of the COVID-19 vaccine rollout and appreciate his leadership
WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health announced on Tuesday that it is working with Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) to increase access to chemotherapy at home for eligible, fully insured patients. Together, the companies are focused on minimizing patient exposure to COVID-19 from inpatient or hospital outpatient settings during the ongoing pandemic while ensuring continuity
WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health announced on Monday that Laurie Havanec will join the company as executive vice president and chief people officer, effective February 8, 2021. Havanec will succeed Lisa Bisaccia who is retiring after 16 years at the company. “Laurie is an innovative leader who brings a wealth of experience partnering with executive teams to
WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health has announced that Michelle Peluso will join the company as chief customer officer effective January 25. In this newly created executive leadership role, Peluso will be responsible for transforming the consumer experience and accelerating CVS Health’s digital strategy. Peluso will have direct oversight for CVS Health’s marketing and brand strategy,
WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health is now administering COVID-19 vaccines in skilled nursing facilities in 49 states, with the rollout beginning in 36 states and Washington, D.C. last week. Start dates were as follows: December 21: Connecticut, Florida, Kentucky, Maine, Nevada, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Vermont December 23: Maryland December 28: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Delaware, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas,
WOONSOCKET, R.I. — Few executives have had the impact on the chain drug industry that Larry Merlo has had. But as he gets ready to retire after a career spanning more than four decades, framing his accomplishments within the retail pharmacy alone — as enormous as they are — would be limiting. Merlo, who has
George Coleman, senior vice president of merchandising at CVS Health, tells this week’s Video Forum about the company’s evolving strategy at a turning point in its history. Coleman, who has just been named Merchant of the Year by Chain Drug Review, comments on the transition in leadership under way at CVS Health, the company’s omnichannel
WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health announced that president and chief executive officer Larry Merlo, executive vice president and chief financial officer Eva Boratto, and executive vice president and president, Aetna Karen Lynch, who will become the company’s next president and CEO on February 1, will participate in a fireside chat with investors at the J.P.
WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health has formally launched its COVID-19 vaccination program for long-term care facilities, whose residents have been disproportionality impacted by the pandemic. CVS Pharmacy teams will administer the first dose of the Pfizer vaccine in facilities across 12 states this week, and the company expects to vaccinate up to four million residents
WOONSOCKET, R.I. — Aetna, a CVS Health company, announced that it is waiving member cost-sharing related to the COVID-19 vaccination for Commercial and Medicaid members. For Medicare, CMS has indicated it will cover the full cost of the vaccine for all Medicare beneficiaries, including those in a Medicare Advantage plan, in 2020 and 2021. In
WOONSOCKET, R.I. — As part of an ongoing commitment to helping build healthier and safer communities, CVS Health completed the installation of time delay safe technology in all of its 79 Oklahoma CVS Pharmacy locations, including those in Target stores. The safes are anticipated to help prevent pharmacy robberies and the potential for associated diversion
WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health is supporting a nearly $3 million commitment to increasing access to flu vaccines for underserved communities throughout the country. Through its Project Health initiative, CVS Health is contributing $2 million to the National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics (NAFC) to help distribute flu vaccines to those who may otherwise not have access.
WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health and the CVS Health Foundation announced on Tuesday a total of nearly $1.25 million in grants to help underserved communities in Ohio increase access to food and health care. CVS Health will provide $1 million to free and charitable clinics in Ohio to increase access to telehealth services in coordination with the National Association of Free and
WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health is reminding everyone that it’s not too late to get a flu shot, as the country marks National Influenza Vaccination Week (Dec. 6 through 12). The flu shot is the most effective way to protect against the flu and is an important step individuals and families can take to help safeguard