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A partnership between Indianapolis-based Community Health Network and one of the nation's largest drug store chains is expanding. Seven more Walgreens Healthcare Clinic locations are planned for the collaboration that involves coordination of medical records and care. The partnership was originally featured in September on Inside INdiana Business Television. The new sites include Columbus, New Castle and West Lafayette.
April 29, 2014
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - The clinical collaboration between Community Health Network and Walgreens is rapidly expanding across Central Indiana. Seven additional Healthcare Clinic at select Walgreens sites are being integrated with Community Health Network to provide additional points of access for consumers who are looking for coordinated healthcare. As consumers see an increase in out-of-pocket expenses in 2014, the relationship between Community and Walgreens becomes increasingly important. The addition of the seven sites expands the options available to patients looking for affordable and highly-coordinated care for both acute care needs and certain chronic diseases. The clinical collaboration allows for electronic medical record connection between the 14 Healthcare Clinic sites and Community's patient records.
"The healthcare industry is changing and that change is being driven by the needs of consumers," said Paul Wilson, M.D., senior medical director at Community Physician Network. "Consumers are looking closely at pricing and ease of access to quality healthcare. Our collaboration with Walgreens is helping us achieve our goal of being a high-value provider. We offer hundreds of quality physicians and innovative sites for inpatient and outpatient care and Walgreens is a very successful retail company with a great connection to consumers on a broad scale. Together, we can meet the healthcare needs of residents across Central Indiana."
The seven new locations include the following Healthcare Clinic at select Walgreens stores:
Indianapolis: 3455 Mann Road
Beech Grove: 1808 N. Albany
Mooresville: 115 Fields Road
New Castle: 100 N. Memorial Drive
Avon: 7975 E. US Hwy 36
Columbus: 2400 Beam Road
West Lafayette: 1000 Sagamore Parkway West
Each Healthcare Clinic at select Walgreens location in the collaboration provides patients who need additional care access to a full continuum of Community Health Network providers and services, including primary or specialty physicians with Community Physician Network; Community MedCheck, imaging and lab services. Other Indianapolis-area Healthcare Clinic at select Walgreens locations include: 11020 Pendleton Pike, Indianapolis; 6191 N. Keystone Avenue, Indianapolis; 1530 N. Meridian Street, Indianapolis; 8905 E. 10th Street, Indianapolis; 700 US 31 South, Greenwood; 1290 N. SR 135, Greenwood; and the newly-relocated store at 1424 S. Range Line Road, Carmel.
"Healthcare systems are seeing the value of offering a retail connection for consumers as part of their delivery of care across the continuum," said Alan London, M.D., vice president, strategic clinical partnerships, Walgreens Co. "As consumers continue to take more control of their healthcare decisions and shift toward cost and quality comparisons of providers, the collaboration between Walgreens and Community Health Network will offer another resource for finding the level of healthcare they need. For example, a consumer can be seen by a nurse practitioner at Walgreens for what appears to be a minor illness and then have the option to be referred to a Community physician specialist if more advanced treatments are needed. The process is comprehensive."
Healthcare Clinic at select Walgreens offers immediate treatment for minor illnesses and injuries and will also help Community Health Network patients manage the treatment of chronic diseases, such as hypertension, diabetes, high cholesterol and asthma.
About Community Health Network
Ranked among the nation’s most integrated healthcare systems, Community Health Network is Central Indiana’s leader in providing convenient access to exceptional healthcare services, where and when patients need them - in hospitals, health pavilions and doctor’s offices, as well as workplaces, schools and homes. As a non-profit health system with over 200 sites of care and affiliates throughout Central Indiana, Community’s full continuum of care integrates hundreds of physicians, specialty and acute care hospitals, surgery centers, home care services, MedChecks, behavioral health and employer health services. To learn more, visit eCommunity.com or call 800-777-7775.
As the nation's largest drugstore chain with fiscal 2013 sales of $72 billion, Walgreens (www.walgreens.com) vision is to be the first choice in health and daily living for everyone in America, and beyond. Each day, Walgreens provides more than 6 million customers the most convenient, multichannel access to consumer goods and services and trusted, cost-effective pharmacy, health and wellness services and advice in communities across America. Walgreens scope of pharmacy services includes retail, specialty, infusion, medical facility and mail service, along with respiratory services. These services improve health outcomes and lower costs for payers including employers, managed care organizations, health systems, pharmacy benefit managers and the public sector. The company operates 8,209 drugstores in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Take Care Health Systems is a Walgreens subsidiary that is the largest and most comprehensive manager of worksite health and wellness centers and in-store convenient care clinics, with more than 750 locations throughout the country.
Source: Community Health Network