MinuteClinic appoints new chief nurse practitioner

WOONSOCKET, R.I. —Underscoring the value of the nurse practitioner in the convenient care industry, CVS Caremark’s MinuteClinic has named Vermont state commissioner Paulette Thabault as its new chief nurse practitioner officer.

In this role, which is a new position at MinuteClinic, Thabault will provide leadership to clinicians who staff MinuteClinic health centers and will help lead MinuteClinic’s clinical service excellence.

Thabault, who will begin her new role in July, has a career spanning more than 30 years. Most recently, she served as the State of Vermont Commissioner of Banking, Insurance Securities and Health Care Administration, overseeing Vermont’s hospitals and establishing requirements for transparency in healthcare quality and pricing. Before that, she was Vermont deputy commissioner of Health Care Administration and served as VP clinical and legal services for The Vermont Health Plan. Thabault also has a clinical career as a nurse practitioner at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Community Health Plan.

It is clear that the clinical expertise of nurse practitioners has not gone unnoticed. Take Care Health Systems, which is owned by Walgreens, was the first in the industry to establish the chief nurse practitioner role, which has allowed Take Care Health Systems to leverage the skill set and patient-centric knowledge of the nurse practitioner community.

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