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MinuteClinic Signs Clinical Collaboration with Baptist Health Care for Clinic Locations in Three-County Region of Northwest Florida
Date:9/19/2013

WOONSOCKET, R.I. and PENSACOLA, Fla., Sept. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- MinuteClinic, the retail health care division of CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS) and Baptist Health Care, the largest health care network in northwest Florida with a staff of more than 600 physicians, has entered into a clinical affiliation to enhance access to high quality, affordable health care services in Escambia, Okaloosa and Santa Rosa counties.

Under the agreement, Baptist Health Care physicians will serve as medical directors for four MinuteClinic walk-in medical clinics open seven days a week inside select CVS/pharmacy stores in Cantonment, Crestview, Gulf Breeze and Niceville and any future locations in the region.  In addition, MinuteClinic and Baptist will collaborate on patient education and disease management initiatives and will inform patients of the services each offer.

"Through this affiliation, we can build on Baptist Health Care's 60-year tradition of compassionate care in Northwest Florida by creating more convenient access to high quality medical services in the community," said Andrew Sussman, M.D., President, MinuteClinic and Senior Vice President/Associate Chief Medical Officer, CVS Caremark.  "We look forward to having Baptist Health Care physicians collaborate with MinuteClinic nurse practitioners to provide quality oversight, teaching and back-up so MinuteClinic can provide the best care at the lowest overall cost for patients and employers."

MinuteClinic medical clinics are staffed by nurse practitioners who provide treatment for acute illnesses and admi
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