WOONSOCKET, R.I., Feb. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS) announced today that its Caremark Customer Care Centers have again been recognized for customer satisfaction excellence by J.D. Power and Associates Certified Call Center Program(SM). This is the third time that the Company has received this distinction, which acknowledges Caremark's call center operations as providing "An Outstanding Customer Service Experience."
"CVS Caremark is extremely pleased that J.D. Power and Associates has again certified the Caremark Customer Care Centers for customer service excellence," said Howard McLure, President of Caremark Pharmacy Services. "This is a testament to our longstanding commitment to delivering industry leading customer service. I congratulate our customer care teams and all of our colleagues across the company who support them. As the nation's leading provider of pharmacy services, we are proud of our customer care colleagues who work hard every day to help improve the quality of life for our customers."
In order to qualify for certification, a call center must perform within the top 20th percentile of all centers evaluated nationwide, based on benchmarks established by J.D. Power and Associates for courtesy; knowledge, concern for the customer; usefulness of the information provided; convenience of operating hours; ease of reaching a representative and timely resolution of issues. Call centers must also successfully pass a detailed audit of their recruiting, training, employee incentives, management roles and responsibilities, and quality assurance capabilities. As part of its evaluation, J.D. Power and Associates conducted a random survey of Caremark's customers who recently contacted its call centers.
Caremark Customer Care Centers in Arizona, Missouri, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Texas are included in this certification.
The Call Center Certification Program was launched by J.D. Power and Associates in 2004 to evaluate overall customer satisfaction with call centers and to help call centers in various industries increase their efficiency and effectiveness by establishing best practices for handling service calls. For J.D. Power and Associates Certified Call Center Program(SM) information, please visit www.jdpower.com.
About CVS Caremark
CVS Caremark is the largest provider of prescriptions in the nation. The Company fills or manages more than 1 billion prescriptions annually. Through its unmatched breadth of service offerings, CVS Caremark is transforming the delivery of health care services in the U.S. The Company is uniquely positioned to effectively manage costs and improve health care outcomes through its more than 6,800 CVS/pharmacy and Longs Drugs stores; its Caremark Pharmacy Services division (pharmacy benefit management, mail order and specialty pharmacy); its retail-based health clinic subsidiary, MinuteClinic; and its online pharmacy, CVS.com. General information about CVS Caremark is available through the Investor Relations section of the Company's Web site, at cvscaremark.com/investors, as well as through the press room section of the Company's Web site, at cvscaremark.com/newsroom.
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