FastCare to celebrate new Einstein FastCare Clinic in Philadelphia
PHILADELPHIA — Bellin Health Care Systems, which established the FastCare brand of retail health clinics in 2006, is celebrating on Dec. 14 the opening of the new Einstein FastCare clinic in the ShopRite of Cheltenham, owned by Brown’s Super Stores.
Leaders of the convenient care industry and dignitaries representing the City of Philadelphia and the Cheltenham Township will convene to celebrate the opening.
The clinic, staffed by nurse practitioners from the Einstein Healthcare Network, will offer a range of primary care and preventive services with an electronic entitlement application service. Nationally, more than 50 health systems operate or partner with convenient care clinics. Einstein Healthcare Network is the second healthcare system in Philadelphia to open a convenient care clinic and the first to open a clinic in an underserved area of the city.
“We have found health systems to be good partners for these clinics, with their existing ties to the local community, utilization of electronic health records, and focus on quality and continuity of care. Partnerships like this one, between Einstein and ShopRite, represent the next generation of convenient care clinics moving into underserved areas,” stated Ken Berndt of FastCare, which partners with 30 health systems to operate clinics around the country.
The ShopRite location where the clinic will be housed has been extensively renovated to coincide with the FastCare opening.
“The Convenient Care Association is a proud partner to FastCare, Einstein and Brown’s Super Stores, and supports these efforts to provide patients with comprehensive access to the goods and services they need to stay healthy,” added Tine Hansen-Turton, executive director of the Philadelphia-based Convenient Care Association, the national trade association representing the retail-based health clinic industry.
Kmart.com looks to help customers save some ‘green’
HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. — Kmart.com customers have the opportunity to save up to 70% across popular categories on Dec. 12.
The day, dubbed Green Monday by parent company Sears Holdings, provides more than 500 deals that are as good as Cyber Monday prices, the company reported.
The promotion also is being held on Sears.com.
"Sears is committed to delivering great values online for last minute shoppers," Sears Holdings SVP and president of marketing, online and financial services Imran Jooma said. "With the holidays just around the corner, we want to make sure our customers have access to the kind of deals they need to make those last-minute purchases for everyone on their lists while also delivering a best-in-class online and multichannel experience."
Head of Energizer household products division to retire
ST. LOUIS — Joe McClanathan, president and CEO of the Energizer household products division, will retire in the first half of 2012, Energizer Holdings announced Friday. He will be succeeded by Alan Hoskins, VP Asia-Pacific, Africa and Middle East.
"We appreciate Joe McClanathan’s many contributions to Energizer," Energizer Holdings president and CEO Ward Klein said. "During the past 37 years, Joe has played an integral role in growing the household products division and in making Energizer the number one battery and flashlight company in the world. Over that time, he led major improvements in our household products division sales, marketing, technology and operations. Furthermore, Joe has played a key role at the corporate level in assisting the successful integration of our personal care acquisitions into our international household products division structure. Finally, Joe’s leadership has been an exemplary model of the team-based culture Energizer has become. We are grateful for Joe’s leadership and effectiveness and wish him the very best."
Previously, Hoskins held numerous leadership positions at Energizer, including serving as VP North America household products division; VP sales and chief customer officer; and VP customer business development.
Hoskins earned a B.S. in business administration and marketing from Western New England College, a Masters of Business Administration from Webster University and completed the Senior Executive Program at Columbia University.