Thabault named MinuteClinic's chief nurse practitioner officer

WOONSOCKET, R.I. MinuteClinic has named Paulette Thabault as its new chief nurse practitioner officer. In this role, she will provide professional leadership to clinicians who staff MinuteClinic health centers and will help lead MinuteClinic's clinical and service excellence, the company stated.

Thabault, whose healthcare and leadership experience and career spans more than 30 years, most recently served as the state of Vermont commissioner of banking, insurance securities and health care administration, where she oversaw financial services including health insurance, and was responsible for state planning for federal health insurance reform implementation, overseeing Vermont's hospitals and establishing requirements for transparency in health care quality and pricing. Previously, she was Vermont deputy commissioner of health care administration and served as VP clinical and legal services for the Vermont Health Plan.

Thabault also has a clinical career as a nurse practitioner at Massachusetts General Hospital, where she served as an administrative leader, and Harvard Community Health Plan.

"We are very excited to have Paulette join the MinuteClinic team as our Chief Nurse Practitioner Officer," stated Andrew Sussman, president of MinuteClinic and SVP/associate chief medical officer of CVS Caremark. "She has had an impressive career that includes clinical practice and health care administration.  She will be a tremendous leader for us as we continue to evolve the MinuteClinic model of health care."