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MinuteClinic And Greenville Hospital System Form Clinical Affiliation In Upstate South Carolina

Stocks in this article: CVS

WOONSOCKET, R.I. and GREENVILLE, S.C., Feb. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- MinuteClinic, the retail health care division of CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS), and Greenville Hospital System (GHS) South Carolina's largest health system, with five medical campuses, outpatient and specialty centers and a large network of physician practices have entered into a clinical affiliation to enhance access to high quality, affordable healthcare services in the Upstate.

MinuteClinic has 11 walk-in medical clinics open seven days a week inside select CVS/pharmacy stores in the Upstate with no appointment necessary. The agreement includes locations throughout the Upstate, including Greenville, Simpsonville, Spartanburg, Anderson, Clemson and surrounding communities. Additional locations in Spartanburg and Travelers Rest are expected to open in the spring. The clinics are staffed by nurse practitioners who provide treatment for common family illnesses and administer wellness and prevention services, including health-condition monitoring.

"By providing high quality, accessible and affordable medical services in convenient retail locations throughout the Upstate, MinuteClinic shares Greenville Hospital System's vision to transform health care in the communities we serve," said Andrew Sussman, M.D., President, MinuteClinic and Senior Vice President/Associate Chief Medical Officer, CVS Caremark.

The clinical affiliation encourages collaboration among GHS and MinuteClinic providers to improve coordination of care for patients seen at these locations. GHS will provide the required physician supervision for nurse practitioners at MinuteClinic locations. GHS, an academic medical center, will also help assist with the continuing education needs of the nurse practitioners.

"Part of providing great care is providing the right level of care at times that work for our patients," said Angelo Sinopoli, M.D., GHS' vice president for clinical integration and Chief Medical Officer. "Innovations like MinuteClinic and our popular MD360 Convenient Care, which has extended physician hours and accepts walk-in patients, are important elements of an accessible, affordable care continuum."

GHS, which celebrated its centennial in 2012, is supported by a medical staff of more than 1,250 physicians.

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