Pharmacy Partnership with Regional Health Care Provider to Offer New Patient Services

October 17th 2018
Kristen Coppock, MA, Editor
Kristen Coppock, MA, Editor

National pharmacy store chain Walgreens and McLaren Health Care, a regional provider, are collaborating to provide new health care services and pharmacy offerings in Michigan.

National pharmacy store chain Walgreens and McLaren Health Care, a regional provider, are collaborating to provide new health care services and pharmacy offerings in Michigan. According to a joint announcement issued by the companies on Wednesday, McLaren will have a presence in Walgreens stores throughout Michigan that will include health care clinics, urgent care centers and primary care sites.

Pat Carroll

"As the cost of health care continues to rise, patients' expectations are evolving around better value, convenience and simplicity, and a desire for instant, high-quality care," said, MD, Walgreens' chief medical officer and group vice president, healthcare services and clinical programs, in a prepared statement. "Our collaboration with McLaren demonstrates our ongoing commitment to create neighborhood health destinations that provide retail health services and patient care across the communities we serve."

The companies did not provide details about the services that are expected to be provided by these new in-store clinics, and health care centers, in the announcement.

In addition, Walgreens plans to operate select retail store pharmacies utilizing purchased prescription files and pharmacy inventory assets of McLaren pharmacies in Michigan. As part of this transaction, McLaren pharmacy patients, as well as McLaren Health Plan members, will have access to Walgreens prescription services at any of the Walgreens locations in the company's drug store chain.

Philip Incarnati

Michigan

"Consumers increasingly seek value and convenience when choosing a health care setting, and fewer—particularly younger adults—have a relationship with a primary care physician," said, president and chief executive officer of McLaren Health Care, in a prepared statement. "Walgreens has a reputation for delivering outstanding service and customer experience, and we are proud to work with them to create these new clinics and giveresidents more options for quality, affordable care when and where they need it."

Grand Blanc, Michigan

Michigan's

Headquartered in, McLaren Health Care is a fully integrated health network that includes 14 hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, imaging centers, a primary and specialty care physician network, commercial and Medicaid HMOs, home health and hospice providers, retail medical equipment showrooms, pharmacy services, and a wholly owned medical malpractice insurance company. McLaren also operateslargest network of cancer centers and providers, anchored by the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute. The system's operations serve Michigan and Indiana.

Reference

Walgreens and McLaren Health Care Announce Health Services and Pharmacy Collaboration [news release]. Deerfield, IL and Grand Blanc, MI; October 17, 2018: McLaren Health Care. https://prnmedia.prnewswire.com/news-releases/walgreens-and-mclaren-health-care-announce-health-services-and-pharmacy-collaboration-300732512.html?c=n. Accessed October 17, 2018.

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