NEW HYDE PARK, NY & DEERFIELD, Illinois – (COMMERCIAL THREAD) – Northwell Health and Walgreens today announced they have signed a five-year strategic affiliation to improve the health of populations and advance health equity across New York State.
The agreement will explore the common goals of developing innovative healthcare delivery models, offerings and services that improve the health of populations and reduce healthcare costs by advancing the delivery of retail healthcare services. with regard to access, quality, equity, satisfaction and efficiency of care.
“We are very excited to partner with Walgreens to improve health, improve care and reduce costs through collaborative and innovative opportunities,” said Mark Solazzo, President of Strategic Initiatives and COO of Northwell Health. “This Affiliate Agreement strengthens our resolve and mutual commitment to community health equity.
Collaborative activities continue under this agreement, including digital offerings, retail and specialty pharmacy services, and Walgreens’ offering as a network pharmacy provider for Northwell employees. These initiatives are all designed to generate synergies and operational efficiencies consistent with the mission of providing quality and value care to patients and consumers throughout the New York State area.
“Northwell Health shares our commitment to expanding access to affordable, high-quality health and pharmacy services,” said Jeff Bruneteau, Regional Vice President of Eastern Operations, Walgreens. “The availability of our pharmacy services to Northwell Health employees gives them convenient access to a larger network of trusted Walgreens pharmacies. ”
As part of the digital deal, Northwell’s telehealth providers are now accessible on the Walgreens Find Care platform across New York State, expanding community members’ access to healthcare services. Virtual emergencies provided by board-certified emergency physicians from the comfort of their home. Pediatric specialists are also available.
Northwell Health and Walgreens are also exploring a collaboration between retail health clinics in select Walgreens stores in the tri-state area, which would create additional access to primary care, especially in underserved communities. Additionally, effective September 1, Northwell Health employees can fill their non-specialty prescriptions at any Walgreens pharmacy.
“Northwell Health and Walgreens worked together during the peak of the pandemic to deliver COVID-19 vaccines to vulnerable members of the community,” said Dr. Deb Salas-Lopez, Northwell Health senior vice president of community health and Population. “We look forward to continuing to strengthen our relationship. ”
To locate a Northwell Health-GoHealth location, visit: https://www.gohealthuc.com/nyc#center-locator.
To locate a Walgreens store, visit: https://www.walgreens.com/storelocator/find.jsp?tab=store+locator&requestType=locator.
About Northwell Health
Northwell Health is the largest healthcare provider and private employer in New York State, with 23 hospitals, 830 ambulatory care facilities and more than 16,600 affiliated physicians. We care for more than two million people each year in the New York metropolitan area and beyond, thanks to the philanthropic support of our communities. Our 76,000 employees – 18,900 nurses and 4,800 salaried physicians, including members of Northwell Health Physician Partners – strive to improve health care. We are making breakthroughs in medicine at the Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research. We train the next generation of healthcare professionals at the visionary Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine in Hofstra / Northwell and the Hofstra Northwell School of Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies. For more information on our over 100 medical specialties, visit Northwell.edu and follow us @NorthwellHealth on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.
Walgreens (www.walgreens.com) is part of the US segment of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (Nasdaq: WBA), a global leader in retail pharmacy. As America’s best-loved pharmacy, health and beauty company, Walgreens’ goal is to champion the health and wellness of every community in America. Operating more than 9,000 retail outlets in America, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands, Walgreens prides itself on being a neighborhood health destination serving approximately 8 million customers every day. Walgreens pharmacists play a vital role in the US healthcare system by providing a wide range of pharmaceutical and healthcare services. To best meet the needs of customers and patients, Walgreens offers a true omnichannel experience, with platforms bringing together physical and digital, supported by the latest technologies to provide high quality products and services to local communities nationwide.