GROTON, Conn. Walgreens and General Dynamics Electric Boat have joined forces to open a second on-site pharmacy, this one at the company’s Groton, Conn., shipyard.
The new pharmacy will be managed by Walgreens’ Take Care Health Systems subsidiary, billed as “the largest and most comprehensive provider of convenient care clinics and worksite health-and-wellness centers in the country.” Take Care pharmacists at the newly opened site will provide prescriptions and pharmacy services to some 14,000 Electric Boat employees, retirees and their dependents enrolled in the company’s health plan.
The pharmacy will be open six days a week, according to an Electric Boat representative.
The opening of the new Groton pharmacy extends a health service alliance between Walgreens' Take Care Health Systems and General Dynamics that began in 2007, when Take Care opened a center at Electric Boat’s Quonset Point facility in Rhode Island.
“Electric Boat currently recognizes the benefits associated with a worksite pharmacy and we’re excited to expand our partnership and collaborate on a second location,” said Peter Hotz, Walgreens’ divisional VP and president of Take Care Health Employer Solutions. “Worksite pharmacies enable ongoing communication and education between patients and pharmacists, create greater outcomes with medication adherence and demonstrate that when innovative companies like Electric Boat invest in employer health programs, patient results improve and savings are realized.”