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CVS and Cigna try new patient care model

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — Cigna and CVS Health recently rolled out Cigna Health Works, a new partnership that aligns Cigna-administered health benefits with CVS Pharmacy and CVS MinuteClinic retail health care services to deliver an innovative consumer-friendly experience for Cigna self-funded employer-sponsored health plans. This collaboration brings together the health benefits insights of a global health

CVS Health, Cigna take new approach to care

CVS Health, Cigna take new approach to care

WOONSOCKET, R.I., and BLOOMFIELD, Conn. — CVS Health and Cigna say they’re ushering in a new health care and drug coverage model with the launch of Cigna Health Works, which joins Cigna-administered health benefits with CVS Pharmacy and MinuteClinic retail pharmacy and health services. CVS and Cigna said Thursday that Cigna Health Works is designed

CVS Health achieves social responsibility goals

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — Expanding its offerings of healthier food and beverages and removing parabens and other such ingredients from its store brand beauty and personal care products were two of the many accomplishments highlighted in CVS Health’s 10th annual corporate social responsibility (CSR) report, released last month. Titled “Prescription for a Better World,” the report

Kantar sheds light on potential of health, wellness

JERSEY CITY, N.J. — Retailers in the U.S. are sitting on a gold mine of health and wellness opportunities, but they need to know where and how to dig. This was the essential theme of the Kantar Retail Health and Wellness Conference held here last month. By 2025, according to Kantar, health and wellness has

CVS’ Andrew Sussman to head university

CVS’ Andrew Sussman to head university

ST. GEORGE’S, Grenada — Andrew Sussman, executive vice president of clinical services at CVS Health, has been named chief executive officer of St. George’s University in Grenada. St. George’s University said Sussman, also associate chief medical officer for CVS, will lead all of the institution’s executive functions, focusing in particular on expanding educational opportunities, programs,

Longs Drugs serves up hepatitis A vaccines

Longs Drugs serves up hepatitis A vaccines

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health is urging Hawaii residents to get vaccinated for hepatitis A after imported frozen raw tuna (ahi) cubes distributed on Oahu tested positive for the virus. CVS said late Wednesday that Longs Drugs stores and MinuteClinic health clinics in Hawaii have hepatitis A vaccines available and can administer the immunization to

CVS MinuteClinic expands veterans’ access to care

CVS MinuteClinic expands veterans’ access to care

PHOENIX — CVS Health’s MinuteClinic is taking part in a public-private alliance to expand access to health care services for veterans in the Phoenix area. Under an initiative by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), the Phoenix VA Health Care System (HCS), the TriWest Healthcare Alliance and CVS MinuteClinic, nearly 120,000 veterans enrolled in the

CVS Health names Jon Roberts chief operating officer

CVS Health names Jon Roberts chief operating officer

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health has named Jon Roberts to the new position of executive  vice president and chief operating officer. Roberts, who was president of the CVS Caremark pharmacy benefits management unit, will continue to report to CVS Health president and chief executive officer Larry Merlo. The company said that in his new position

CVS Specialty to adopt Epic EHR system

CVS Specialty to adopt Epic EHR system

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health has chosen Epic as the electronic health record (EHR) system for its CVS Specialty care management programs. CVS said Thursday that the transition to Epic will help integrate and improve clinical processes for CVS Specialty, including processes for CVS’ Accordant unit, which provides care management program services for patients with

CVS pledges to raise $10 million for women’s heart health

CVS pledges to raise $10 million for women’s heart health

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health has become a new national sponsor of the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women movement supporting women’s heart health. CVS said Wednesday that it has committed to raise at least $10 million over the next three years, including through an in-store donation program, to help fund cardiovascular research and

Larry Merlo named Health Care Exec of the Year

Larry Merlo named Health Care Exec of the Year

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — As Larry Merlo sees things, health care delivery in the United States is a tale of two incompatible models, a costly, inefficient one rooted in the past, and another focused on a future of increased patient access, improved outcomes and lower costs. “At the moment, it’s as if we have two health

Rite Aid, CVS offer flu shot incentives

Rite Aid, CVS offer flu shot incentives

NEW YORK — In support of National Influenza Vaccination Week, Rite Aid and CVS Pharmacy are giving consumers more reasons to come to their pharmacies for a flu shot. Rite Aid is offering customers $5 off the cash price of a flu vaccination through Dec. 17. The standard trivalent flu shot costs $27.99 and the

Community pharmacies gear up for flu shot season

NEW YORK — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends an annual flu shot for everyone over the age of six months, and retail pharmacies across the nation are spreading the word of their ability to provide such health services. Walgreens is now offering flu shots at all of its pharmacies (including Duane Reade

Former CVS/MinuteClinic exec joins health consultancy

Former CVS/MinuteClinic exec joins health consultancy

BOSTON — Nancy Gagliano, a former senior vice president at CVS Health and chief medical officer of MinuteClinic, has been named chief medical officer at Culbert Healthcare Solutions, a management consulting firm serving health care organizations. Woburn, Mass.-based Culbert said Wednesday that Gagliano will oversee consulting services related to clinical leadership, quality programs, clinical operations