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May 5, 2010

With a solid team in place and the strong support of parent company Walgreens, Peter...

CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa. With a solid team in place and the strong support of parent company Walgreens, Peter Miller, Take Care Health Systems co-founder, president and CEO, once again is letting his entrepreneurial spirit fly and is preparing to embark on a new journey. Drug Store News has learned that Miller will be leaving Take Care Health Systems at the end of May to pursue a new entrepreneurial venture.

April 13, 2010

Take Care Health Systems has announced that it now is offering free blood pressure screenings...

CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa. Take Care Health Systems has announced that it now is offering free blood pressure screenings at all of its 359 Take Care Clinics nationwide through May 31.

April 8, 2010

In an effort to further expand its retail-based clinic business, Walgreens' Take Care Health Systems...

NEW YORK In an effort to further expand its retail-based clinic business, Walgreens' Take Care Health Systems reportedly is considering financial joint ventures with hospitals, according to a Dow Jones Newswires report.

"We're getting a lot of interest from hospital systems," Take Care Health Systems CEO Peter Miller told Down Jones Newswires in an interview.

April 8, 2010

Take Care Health Systems has expanded its partnership with Toyota Motor Manufacturing West Virginia by...

BUFFALO, W.Va. Take Care Health Systems has expanded its partnership with Toyota Motor Manufacturing West Virginia by managing a new on-site healthcare center at Toyota's Buffalo, W.Va., plant, according to reports.

 

The employer-based clinic, operated by Take Care Health Systems, will provide acute, episodic, urgent and occupational care, as well as wellness, prevention and disease management services. According to reports, the automaker invested about $150,000 in the 1,000-sq.-ft. clinic.

 

 

April 1, 2010

Serving as yet another indicator of the important role that retail pharmacists play in the...

WHAT IT MEANS AND WHY IT'S IMPORTANT Serving as yet another indicator of the important role that retail pharmacists play in the U.S. healthcare system is the data conducted by Wolters Kluwer revealing that vaccinations jumped by double-digits this flu season.

(THE NEWS: Flu shot distribution by retail pharmacy increases 36%. For the full story, click here)

March 31, 2010

In today's consumer-driven healthcare environment, simply satisfying a patient is not enough; patients want to feel a personal connection. They want to be engaged. This fact has not gone unnoticed at Take Care Health Systems and, judging by the results of a recent Gallup survey, the clinic operator is taking the patient experience to a whole new level and paving the way for improved patient outcomes.

In today's consumer-driven healthcare environment, simply satisfying a patient is not enough; patients want to feel a personal connection. They want to be engaged. This fact has not gone unnoticed at Take Care Health Systems and, judging by the results of a recent Gallup survey, the clinic operator is taking the patient experience to a whole new level and paving the way for improved patient outcomes. How? It's all in the secret sauce. Click below to download the free PDF of Retail Clinician EXCLUSIVE: Take Care/Gallup Patient Engagement study.

March 25, 2010

An article featured on MedPageToday.com picks up on the expansion of clinic services offered at...

NEW YORK An article featured on MedPageToday.com picks up on the expansion of clinic services offered at retail health clinics, underscoring the importance of nurse practitioners and entry into the role in chronic disease management.

"We're evolving our clinic offerings, from episodic treatment to looking at how do we get more chronic disease management, how do we do more prevention, how do we do more screening?" Sandra Ryan, chief nurse practitioner officer for Take Care Health Systems, was quoted as saying.

March 18, 2010

Drug Store News’ sister publication, Retail Clinician, has issued a special report on an exclusive...

NEW YORK Drug Store News’ sister publication, Retail Clinician, has issued a special report on an exclusive study conducted by Take Care Health Systems in conjunction with Gallup Consulting that measured patient engagement levels among Take Care Clinic visitors, with an eye toward elevating the patient experience.

 

March 9, 2010

Take Care Health Systems, which is owned by Walgreens, has announced that it now is...

CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa. Take Care Health Systems, which is owned by Walgreens, has announced that it now is offering camp and sports physicals at all Take Care Clinics nationwide.

The clinics, located within nearly 360 Walgreens stores nationwide, are offering physicals for $35 through the end of September. The physicals are administered by nurse practitioners and, in select markets, physician assistants.

 

March 4, 2010

Greenway Medical Technologies, a provider of electronic health records, ambulatory health care and clinical research...

CARROLLTON, Ga. Greenway Medical Technologies, a provider of electronic health records, ambulatory health care and clinical research business solutions and services, will supply its integrated EHR and interoperability solution to Take Care Health Employer Solutions, which builds and operates workplace-based health centers.

January 25, 2010

Take Care Health Systems, which is owned by Walgreens, has contracted with Blue Cross Blue...

August 6, 2009

The fact that Take Care Health Systems has expanded its service offering to include nebulizer...

NEW YORK The fact that Take Care Health Systems has expanded its service offering to include nebulizer treatments is important for several reasons, one of which is that it will further help alleviate some of the pressure at overflowing emergency rooms.

The move also helps Take Care Health prepare to deal with chronic disease management for asthma in all of its clinics.

July 9, 2009

The findings of the Take Care Health Systems’ survey are important as they undoubtedly underscore...

NEW YORK The findings of the Take Care Health Systems’ survey are important as they undoubtedly underscore the importance of worksite clinics, which are growing increasingly common as U.S. employers look for ways to curb skyrocketing healthcare costs and bolster employee health and productivity.

 

July 5, 2009

News that Take Care Health Systems now offers treatment for skin conditions and minor injuries...

NEW YORK News that Take Care Health Systems now offers treatment for skin conditions and minor injuries is further evidence that the retail-based clinic model continues to evolve and implement valuable services to augment patients’ healthcare needs.

 

April 2, 2009

The announcement by Take Care Health Systems that it is offering free health services at...

The announcement by Take Care Health Systems that it is offering free health services at its clinics throughout the rest of the year for those who lose their jobs couldn't have come at a more critical time.

 

In fact, the numbers just came in, and it doesn’t look good. The nation’s unemployment rate rose to 8.5% in March, the highest since late 1983. And, as we all know, the loss of a job too often means the loss of health benefits.

 

 

March 12, 2009

In a week where too much was made of MinuteClinic’s seasonal closings, Take Care Health Systems’...

In a week where too much was made of MinuteClinic’s seasonal closings, Take Care Health Systems’ announcement that it will focus on providing greater year-round services is not only a nod to the strong future of the clinic model and its further expansion, but also its expanded role in healthcare reform.

It also should be noted that Take Care Health continues to open up clinics at a very "Walgreens-like" clip; in fact, new clinic openings are announced nearly every day.

February 12, 2009

The announcement that MinuteClinic and Cleveland Clinic have entered a clinical collaboration is a major...

The announcement that MinuteClinic and Cleveland Clinic have entered a clinical collaboration is a major example of how providers are communicating electronically to advance patient care, aside from e-prescribing.

While most of the retail-based clinic operators, such as MinuteClinic and Take Care Health Systems, have long used electronic health records to share patient information and ensure continuity of care, this streamlining of systems takes that communication yet one step higher.

December 9, 2008

Take Care Health Systems, which is owned by Walgreens, has expanded its presence in Pennsylvania...

PITTSBURGH, Pa. Take Care Health Systems, which is owned by Walgreens, has expanded its presence in Pennsylvania with new retail-based health clinics in the Philadelphia area and Pittsburgh.

The company has opened the doors of four new clinics in the Pittsburgh area.

A fifth new clinic is slated to open in Pittsburgh in late December. These openings are in addition to eight existing Pittsburgh locations. There are now 15 clinics statewide.