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05/16/2022

Walgreens makes 2 key leadership appointments

Anita Patel is joining Walgreens in the newly created role of vice president, pharmacy services development. Rina Shah will serve in a newly created role of vice president, pharmacy of the future and healthcare segments.
Sandra Levy
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Anita Patel

Walgreens has appointed two executives.

Anita Patel is joining the company in the newly created role of vice president, pharmacy services development. Rina Shah will serve the Walgreens pharmacy team in a newly created role of vice president, pharmacy of the future and healthcare segments.

[Read more: Walgreens appoints 3 executives]

Patel will be responsible for prioritizing improvements and advancements with existing pharmacy services, as well as identifying and prioritizing new opportunities for growth and innovation within health care. She also will take on oversight of the COVID-19 strategy and execution, including vaccines, data and analytics, and testing.

Previously, Patel was with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, where she led the COVID-9 response and vaccine distribution across the country. She has more than 17 years of experience in the healthcare industry and brings a breadth of industry knowledge and insight that will help lead Walgreens into our pharmacy of the future strategy, the company said.

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Rina Shah

In her new position, Shah will drive improved integration of pharmacy and healthcare services, clinical strategy and operations.

During her 24-year tenure at Walgreens, Shah has built a reputation as an incredible advocate for Walgreens team members, especially her fellow pharmacists, and always considers how our decisions will impact the store teams as well as patients and customers, Walgreens said.

Patel and Shah will move into the new roles on June 1.

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