07 Jul Walmart — Sourcing Health Care Workers Locally
Walmart changed the pharmaceutical retail industry forever by creating the $4 Prescription Program. In one fell swoop, a gargantuan company disrupted part of the health care ecosystem. Today it looks like they are taking a new angle on how to manage in store health clinics. In the past, Walmart utilized a separate company that ran health clinics within the store but these closed in 2008 after about 3 years in operation. By partnering with St. Dominic in Mississippi, Walmart has made a deliberate choice to support local health care professionals ability to provide care to their community.
This type of movement directly ties with Hope Street Group’s belief that using new places to deliver primary care can achieve greater capacity at lower cost.