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Community Health Network begins collaboration with Walgreens’ Healthcare Clinic

BY Antoinette Alexander

INDIANAPOLIS — Community Health Network has officially begun its clinical collaboration with the Healthcare Clinic, formerly Take Care Clinics, at select Walgreens creating one of the largest integrated continuums of healthcare delivery in Indiana.

"With the healthcare system today facing a myriad of challenges, our clinics can play an important role in enhancing patient access to quality, convenient and affordable care," stated Alan London, chief medical officer of Healthcare Clinic. "Working with such a highly integrated health system as Community Health Network offers an ideal opportunity to further coordinate patient care in the Central Indiana region. We look forward to working together to help patients in these communities get, stay and live well."

With the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act estimated to bring more than 400,000 new patients into Central Indiana’s healthcare systems, according to the Indiana Hospital Association, the relationship aims to help address some of the needs and challenges facing both patients and healthcare providers.

"Between a growing aging population, many with chronic health conditions, and the influx of new patients resulting from the Affordable Care Act, Community Health Network and Walgreens are helping to provide greater access to quality health care," added Tim Hobbs, chief physician executive at Community Health Network. "We think consumers can benefit from this type of collaborative model — when the most integrated healthcare provider in the area joins forces with Walgreens to deliver more coordinated care that caters to the needs of patients and the community at large."

Healthcare Clinic at select Walgreens offers treatment for minor illnesses and injuries, and also will support Community in the treatment of its patients with chronic diseases, such as hypertension, diabetes, high cholesterol and asthma. The clinics also will have the ability to assist patients who wish to schedule followup appointments with Community Health Network physicians and testing/ancillary services.

Within the next several months, the electronic health records of Healthcare Clinic patients will be fully integrated with Community CareConnect, the electronic medical records technology platform owned by Community Health Network. Patients also will be able to schedule appointments at Community Physician Network practices, Healthcare Clinic sites, MedCheck walk-in clinic locations and imaging sites

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Onco360 named to Inc. 5000 list

BY Jason Owen

NEW YORK — Inc. magazine released its annual Inc. 5000 list of top companies and for the second straight year, Onco360 has been named one of the fastest growing companies in America, the company stated. When evaluated by revenue, Onco360 is the No. 1 New York State healthcare company on the list.

Onco360 specializes in oncology pharmacy and the growth the company has been experiencing is proof that its unique approach is resonating with stakeholders, including cancer patients, community and hospital-based oncologists, payers, manufacturers and NCCN Centers of Excellence, the company stated.

“Cancer is very complex to treat, let alone treat effectively, and that’s why Onco360 built itself to service the complex needs of each stakeholder involved in the continuum of cancer care,” said Burt Zweigenhaft, CEO of Onco360.

In addition to being one of the top healthcare companies in New York State, Onco360 obtained other notable rankings, including:

  • One of the Top 25 Healthcare Companies Overall by Revenue;
  • One of the Top 25 New York State Companies Overall by Revenue.

Amvrosios Ioannidis, chief brand and marketing officer of Onco360 added, “As an organization, we’re extremely proud of the work we do helping support cancer patients, and we believe in the company’s potential and promise. To see that validated and recognized by a great organization like Inc., speaks volumes of the important work Onco360 employees do every day.”


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Elizabeth Arden CFO resigns to accept position at the Hain Celestial Group

BY Antoinette Alexander

NEW YORK — Elizabeth Arden, whose portfolio includes such celebrity fragrance brands as Britney Spears, Elizabeth Taylor and Justin Bieber, has announced the resignation of its EVP and CFO Stephen Smith, effective Sept. 1. Smith is leaving the company to serve as EVP and CFO of the Hain Celestial Group.

Elizabeth Arden is now searching for a new CFO.

 “Steve has been a valuable member of our management team since he joined us in 2001, shortly after the Elizabeth Arden acquisition. Along with the strong finance and accounting team that Steve has built, he has been instrumental in managing the financial governance of our company to very high standards. Steve has been a trusted colleague, and on behalf of the company, I’d like to thank Steve for his dedication, leadership and contributions and wish him the best in his new position,” stated E. Scott Beattie, chairman, president and CEO of Elizabeth Arden.

“The past 12 years have been extremely rewarding, and it has been an honor to participate in the Company’s significant growth over that time,” Smith stated. “While I will miss my colleagues, I look forward to new challenges in another consumer products industry as I pursue this unexpected opportunity. Elizabeth Arden has a strong and highly talented finance organization, and I am confident that Elizabeth Arden will continue to enjoy much future success."

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