VUMC to operate 14 Tennessee retail clinics within Walgreens

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Walgreens and Vanderbilt University Medical Center on Wednesday announced that a subsidiary of VUMC will operate and provide all clinical services at 14 retail health clinics within Walgreens stores across middle Tennessee.

“We are pleased to announce this new collaborative relationship with Walgreens, which reflects the efforts of both our organizations to make high-quality health care services more accessible and coordinated for patients living throughout Middle Tennessee,” stated Wright Pinson, deputy CEO and chief health system officer for VUMC. “Walgreens is a widely recognized industry leader and we look forward to sharing with them our commitment to improve the health of those we serve.”

"Today’s announcement demonstrates our ongoing commitment to collaborate with community health systems ... to offer convenient access to affordable healthcare services.”

“This is a great opportunity for Walgreens to work even closer with Vanderbilt Health,” added Pat Carroll, chief medical officer for Walgreens Healthcare Clinics. “Today’s announcement demonstrates our ongoing commitment to collaborate with community health systems, like Vanderbilt Health, to offer convenient access to affordable healthcare services while helping to ensure a true continuum of care for our patients.”

The announcement builds upon the continued relationship between Walgreens and Vanderbilt Health, which has included infusion services provided throughout the middle Tennessee market and Walgreens pharmacy participation in VUMC’s clinically integrated network.

The existing clinics at these locations, currently managed by Walgreens, are planned to transition to VUMC in November, and will be an extension of the Vanderbilt Health System.  The clinics will be known as Vanderbilt Health Clinic at Walgreens. Walgreens will continue to manage these clinic locations until the transition.

 

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