Walgreens Healthcare Clinics Now Open in Collaboration with Baptist Medical Group
Patients have access to fully integrated and coordinated care at 11 Memphis-area Walgreens clinics
MEMPHIS, TENN., — Healthcare Clinics at select Walgreens collaboration with Baptist Medical Group, which offers coordinated and expanded health care services, officially begins.
Baptist Medical Group, Baptist Memorial Health Care's wholly-owned multi-specialty physician organization, will work with11 Memphis-area Healthcare Clinics at select Walgreens to handle care needs outside the clinics' scope of practice and help manage the treatment of chronic diseases. While Walgreens strongly encourage all patients to have a designated primary care physician and medical home for ongoing needs, the collaboration will provide patients access to quality care seven days a week overseen by Baptist Medical Group. The collaboration will include direct communication between Baptist Medical Group physicians and Healthcare Clinics nurse practitioners to facilitate care coordination, sharing of patient information and enhanced awareness of Baptist Medical Group services.
"This collaboration extends quality care directly into our communities to provide greater access and more specialized care for patients," said Jim Boswell, vice president of physician services at Baptist Memorial and CEO of Baptist Medical Group. "We believe our communities will benefit from this type of collaborative model as we join forces with Walgreens to deliver more coordinated follow-up care."
With health care plans and needs evolving, both organizations will be working to help keep the community healthy.
"With the health care system today facing myriad challenges, Healthcare Clinics and Baptist Medical Group can play an important role in enhancing patient access to quality, convenient and affordable care," said Alan E. London, M.D., vice president of strategic clinical partnerships for Walgreens. "Working with a highly integrated health system such as Baptist Memorial Health Care offers an ideal opportunity to further coordinate patient care in Memphis and the Mid-South. We are pleased to working together to help patients in these communities get, stay and live well."
Walgreens Healthcare Clinics partnering with BMG include:
- 1501 Goodman Rd. W, Horn Lake, Miss., 38637
- 1863 Union Ave, Memphis, Tenn., 38104
- 4154 Elvis Presley Blvd, Memphis, Tenn., 38116
- 6697 Stage Rd, Bartlett, Tenn., 38134
- 6958 Goodman Rd, Olive Branch, Miss., 38654
- 8001 Winchester Rd, Memphis, Tenn., 38125
- 8046 Macon Rd, Cordova, Tenn., 38018
- 4680 Poplar Ave, Memphis, Tenn., 38117
- 4625 Summer Ave, Memphis, Tenn., 38122
- 43 Tabb Dr., Munford, Tenn., 38058
- 3177 S. Perkins Rd., Memphis, Tenn., 38118
Baptist Medical Group is regarded as one of the largest integrated not-for-profit medical group practice in the Mid-South, employing more than 500 physicians and representing over 42 specialties in West Tennessee, East Arkansas and North Mississippi. BMG was established to provide an integrated approach that emphasizes physician collaboration and coordination to offer patients greater convenience as well as excellent patient care. Baptist Medical Group, a wholly owned subsidiary of Baptist Memorial Health Care, is a patient-centered, physician-led and professionally managed organization that provides a comprehensive range of care for all ages.
As the nation's largest drugstore chain with fiscal 2013 sales of $72 billion, Walgreens (www.walgreens.com) vision is to be the first choice in health and daily living for everyone in America, and beyond. Each day, Walgreens provides more than 6 million customers the most convenient, multichannel access to consumer goods and services and trusted, cost-effective pharmacy, health and wellness services and advice in communities across America. Walgreens scope of pharmacy services includes retail, specialty, infusion, medical facility and mail service, along with respiratory services. These services improve health outcomes and lower costs for payers including employers, managed care organizations, health systems, pharmacy benefit managers and the public sector. The company operates 8,231 drugstores in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Take Care Health Systems is a Walgreens subsidiary that is the largest and most comprehensive manager of worksite health and wellness centers, provider practices, and in-store convenient care clinics, with more than 750 locations throughout the country.