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Robert Thompson

Rite Aid’s Thompson honored at Total Store Expo

DENVER — Pharmacy veteran Robert Thompson received the Harold W. Pratt Award, considered pharmacy’s highest honor, from the National Association of Chain Drug Stores during a business program at the 2015 NACDS Total Store Expo. Thompson’s pharmacy career spans nearly four decades. Joining Rite Aid Corp. in 2004, he served in a variety of management

NACDS’ Pratt Award goes to Rite Aid’s Thompson

NACDS’ Pratt Award goes to Rite Aid’s Thompson

DENVER — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores honored the achievements of several retailers at the Total Store Expo, with the Harold W. Pratt Award — pharmacy’s highest honor — going to Rite Aid executive vice president of pharmacy Robert Thompson. Thompson was presented the Pratt Award by NACDS chairman Randy Edeker on Sunday

Rite Aid strengthens top management team

CAMP HILL, Pa. — In addition to Ken Martindale’s promotion to the newly created position of chief executive officer of Rite Aid Stores, Rite Aid Corp. has made three senior executive appointments. Jocelyn Konrad has been promoted to executive vice president of pharmacy, David Abelman has been promoted to the new position of executive vice

Rite Aid opens first HealthSpot stations

CAMP HILL, Pa. — One of the nation’s leading retail drug chains has teamed up with a pioneer in patient- and provider-driven health care technology. Last month, Rite Aid Corp. and HealthSpot announced the opening of HealthSpot stations in 25 Rite Aid pharmacies in Ohio. Through the HealthSpot stations, customers are able to conveniently access

Rite Aid names Martindale as CEO of stores

Rite Aid names Martindale as CEO of stores

CAMP HILL, Pa. — In a reorganization of key leadership, Rite Aid Corp. has promoted president and chief operating officer Ken Martindale to the newly created position of chief executive officer of Rite Aid stores. The drug chain said late Monday that Martindale, 55, takes the new post effective immediately and will continue to report

Rite Aid Health Alliance adds new care partner

Rite Aid Health Alliance adds new care partner

CAMP HILL, Pa. — Reliance ACO, an accountable care organization in southeastern Michigan, has joined the Rite Aid Health Alliance team-based care initiative. Rite Aid Corp. said Wednesday that Reliance ACO is the eighth health provider partner in the Rite Aid Health Alliance, announced in March 2014. Through the program, Rite Aid pharmacists, in-store health

Rite Aid launches telehealth kiosks in Ohio

Rite Aid launches telehealth kiosks in Ohio

CAMP HILL, Pa. — Rite Aid Corp. has officially opened HealthSpot telehealth stations in 25 of its drug stores in Ohio. The drug chain said Monday that the HealthSpot kiosks — located in Rite Aid pharmacies in the Akron-Canton, Cleveland and Dayton-Springfield markets — have served thousands of customers since opening in late May. The retailer

NABP recognizes Rite Aid’s Podgurski

CAMP HILL, Pa. — Mike Podgurski, vice president of pharmacy services at Rite Aid Corp., has been named 2015 honorary president of the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP). The honor is awarded each year to an individual in recognition of his or her commitment to supporting the association’s mission and goals, which include

Rite Aid’s Podgurski named NABP Honorary President

Rite Aid’s Podgurski named NABP Honorary President

CAMP HILL, Pa. —  Mike Podgurski, vice president of pharmacy services at Rite Aid Corp., has been named the 2015 Honorary President by the National Association of the Boards of Pharmacy (NABP). Podgurski, a licensed pharmacist with more than 40 years of experience, was honored Tuesday evening at the NABP Annual Awards Dinner, which concluded the association’s

Rite Aid opens RediClinics in Seattle area

Rite Aid opens RediClinics in Seattle area

  CAMP HILL, Pa. — Rite Aid Corp. has brought RediClinic into a new market with plans to open 11 retail clinics inside its stores in the greater Seattle area. Rite Aid said Wednesday that the new RediClinics will be operated under a joint venture with MultiCare Health System, a nonprofit health care group serving the Puget Sound region.

With RediClinic openings, Rite Aid marks next step in its evolution

With RediClinic openings, Rite Aid marks next step in its evolution

NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa. — Rite Aid Corp.’s retail health care strategy took a big step forward with the official opening of RediClinic health clinics in two dozen of its stores. Ken Martindale, president and chief operating officer of Rite Aid; Robert Thompson, the drug chain’s executive vice president of pharmacy; and RediClinic chief executive officer

Bullish on RediClinic

Bullish on RediClinic

Rite Aid has inaugurated its first in-store RediClinics with the official opening of 24 locations in the Philadelphia and Baltimore/Washington, D.C., markets, and company executives are enthused about the boost that the retail clinics will give to its drug stores. Ken Martindale, president and chief operating officer of Rite Aid, said at yesterday’s grand opening

Rite Aid ups ante in health care arena

CAMP HILL, Pa. — A flurry of moves this month by Rite Aid Corp. further its growth as a retail health care company. First, Rite Aid unveiled plans to pilot walk-in HealthSpot telehealth stations in the greater Akron/Canton, Cleveland and Dayton/Springfield markets in Ohio. Robert Thompson, executive vice president of pharmacy, said the drug chain