Story by: Norton Healthcare on September 4, 2018
DEERFIELD, Ill. & LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Today Walgreens and Norton Healthcare announced that the not-for-profit healthcare organization will operate and provide all clinical services at eight retail health clinics located within Walgreens stores across the Greater Louisville area, including three in Southern Indiana and five in Louisville.
The eight existing Healthcare Clinics are planned to transition to Norton Healthcare in early 2019, at which time they will become an extension of Norton Healthcare. Walgreens will continue to manage these clinics until that time. The sites will be named Norton Prompt Care at Walgreens.
“Norton Prompt Care at Walgreens expands on our goal of offering quality healthcare to patients, providing multiple convenient locations, and further advancing healthcare centered around the consumer,” said Steven T. Hester, M.D., MBA, division president provider operations & system chief medical officer.
In addition to the retail health clinic agreement, Walgreens and Norton Healthcare will work together to help ensure that Norton Healthcare’s employees and patients benefit from Walgreens pharmacy and its expansive pharmacy services.
“Today’s announcement further demonstrates our ongoing commitment to collaborating with others in the healthcare community, such as Norton Healthcare, to improve access, while also helping to ensure a true continuum of care with our pharmacists as a part of patients’ care teams,” said Pat Carroll, MD, Walgreens chief medical officer and group vice president, healthcare services and clinical programs.
When the retail health clinic transition is complete, Norton Prompt Care at Walgreens will operate daily, including evenings and weekends. This will give patients the option to access a variety of health care services without an appointment. Care will be provided by nurse practitioners.
Norton Prompt Care at Walgreens clinics will be located at the following Walgreens stores:
Walgreens (walgreens.com), one of the nation’s largest drugstore chains, is included in the Retail Pharmacy USA Division of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (NASDAQ: WBA), the first global pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing enterprise. Approximately 8 million customers interact with Walgreens in stores and online each day, using the most convenient, multichannel access to consumer goods and services and trusted, cost-effective pharmacy, health and wellness services and advice. As of June 28, 2018, Walgreens operates approximately 9,800 drugstores with a presence in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, along with its omnichannel business, Walgreens.com. Approximately 400 Walgreens stores offer Healthcare Clinic or other provider retail clinic services.
About Norton Healthcare
For more than 130 years, Norton Healthcare’s faith heritage has guided its mission to provide quality health care to all those it serves. Today, Norton Healthcare is a leader in serving adult and pediatric patients from throughout Greater Louisville, Southern Indiana, the commonwealth of Kentucky and beyond. The hospital and health care system is the Louisville area’s fifth largest employer, providing care at more than 250 locations throughout Kentucky and Southern Indiana. The Louisville-based not-for-profit system includes five Louisville hospitals with 1,837 licensed beds; seven outpatient centers; 14 Norton Immediate Care Centers; more than 14,000 employees; more than 900 employed medical providers; and approximately 2,000 total physicians on its medical staff. Hospitals provide inpatient and outpatient general care as well as specialty care including heart, neuroscience, cancer, orthopedic, women’s and pediatric services. A strong research program provides access to clinical trials in a multitude of areas. In 2017 Norton Healthcare was named by Healthiest Employers as the sixth healthiest place to work in the country.
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