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MinuteClinic Becomes First Retail Clinic Provider to Launch Partnership with National Patient Safety Foundation for Ask Me 3™ Program
Date:12/20/2010

sters will appear at all MinuteClinic locations nationwide and brochures about the program will be offered to patients when they visit.  Each clinic will have a certificate designating it an Ask Me 3 participant.

In addition, MinuteClinic practitioners will receive Ask Me 3 training developed by the non-profit National Patient Safety Foundation.

"Health literacy is the strongest predictor of an individual's health status," said Paulette Thabault, MinuteClinic chief nurse practitioner officer.  "This program will provide another tool for our practitioners to help them encourage and empower patients to take ownership of their own health."

About Ask Me 3

Ask Me 3 is an educational program provided by the National Patient Safety Foundation to encourage open communications between patients and health care providers. To learn more about Ask Me 3 and the National Patient Safety Foundation, visit www.npsf.org.

About MinuteClinic

MinuteClinic is a division of CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS), the largest pharmacy health care provider in the United States. MinuteClinic launched the first retail health care centers in the United States in 2000 and is the first provider to establish a national presence, with approximately 500 locations in 26 states and the District of Columbia. By creating a health care delivery model that responds to patient needs, MinuteClinic makes access to high-quality medical treatment easier for more Americans. Nationally, the company has generated more than 8 million patient visits, with a 95% customer satisfaction rating. MinuteClinic consistently brings innovation to the marketplace and sets new standards for clinical quality that exceed the national guidelines established for store-based clinics.  MinuteClinic is the first retail health care provid
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