WOONSOCKET, R.I. and FALLS CHURCH, Va., May 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- MinuteClinic, the retail health care division of CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS), and Inova Health System, a leading Northern Virginia health care provider serving more than one million patients a year, have entered into a clinical affiliation that will enhance the high quality, affordable health care services they provide in communities throughout Arlington, Fairfax, Fauquier, Loudoun and Prince William counties.
Inova operates a comprehensive nationally recognized network of hospitals, outpatient services and health care centers that includes Inova Alexandria, Inova Fairfax, Inova Fair Oaks, Inova Loudoun, and Inova Mount Vernon hospitals and Inova Fairfax Hospital for Children. MinuteClinic has 14 walk-in medical clinics open seven days a week inside select CVS/pharmacy stores throughout Northern Virginia. The clinics are staffed by nurse practitioners who provide treatment for common family illnesses. They also administer wellness and prevention services and health condition monitoring.
"Inova has a long-standing record of clinical quality and is one of the mid-Atlantic's premier health systems," said Andrew Sussman, M.D., President, MinuteClinic and Senior Vice President/ Associate Chief Medical Officer, CVS Caremark. "Like MinuteClinic, it shares a commitment to expanding access to care for the millions of residents living in Northern Virginia, and it has developed several leading initiatives with the region's top corporations to improve the health of their employees. We think MinuteClinic can be a valuable addition to these programs that promote employee wellness and lower health care costs."
"Given Inova's mission to improve the health of the diverse community we serve, our affiliation with MinuteClinic proves strategic and seamless," commented Mark Stauder, President an
Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved