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Walgreens Worksite Health Centers Receive Accreditation As Patient-Centered Medical Homes From The Accreditation Association For Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC)

Walgreens (NYSE:WAG) (Nasdaq:WAG) and the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) today announced that half of the primary care worksite health centers managed by Walgreens Employer Solutions Group have received Medical Home accreditation, with plans to have all of the company’s employer-based primary care centers accredited in the first half of 2013. The accreditation recognizes that each worksite health center meets AAAHC requirements to be considered a patient-centered medical home, embodying best practices and operating in compliance with nationally recognized standards of care.

“We’re proud to have received accreditation from AAAHC, an organization that shares our commitment to ensuring health care delivery meets the highest quality standards and is coordinated across the health care spectrum, benefitting both employers and employees,” said Trent Riley, divisional vice president for Walgreens Health and Wellness division. “Walgreens has demonstrated how investing in worksite health programs can reduce costs and improve health outcomes for our clients, and this recognition underscores the broad capabilities and quality of care delivered by the dedicated health care providers at our centers.”

As part of the approximately year-long accreditation process, AAAHC representatives visited worksite health centers at a number of Walgreens client sites, including Toyota, Southwire and Fieldale Farms. At each of these locations, on-site surveys were conducted in order to evaluate whether the Walgreens facilities successfully meet AAAHC criteria as a Medical Home.

The AAAHC accreditation brings further recognition to Walgreens core structure for demonstrated compliance with AAAHC established clinical, quality and organizational standards related to the management and operation of its worksite health centers.

AAAHC has established specific standards for the Medical Home that require them to be patient-centered, physician-directed, comprehensive, accessible, and to coordinate care with all of the patient’s primary care and specialty care provider teams. “The delivery of worksite health care continues to gain momentum as a valuable alternative to traditional points of care, and we look forward to continuing to work with Walgreens to complete its accreditation process,” said John Burke, PhD, president and CEO, AAAHC.

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