Valley Health System, Walgreens partner in coordinated care

The Valley Health System--a network of five Las Vegas hospitals affiliated with one of the largest hospital management companies, Universal Health Services--will form a collaborate agreement with Take Care Health Systems, a Walgreens subsidiary that operates 13 convenient-care retail clinics to allow for more affordable access to healthcare. The collaboration focuses on providing cost- efficient and coordinated care in Nevada under the retail model. In fact, retail clinics have been shown to save patients $279 to $460 per visit compared to emergency department costs, according to a Walgreens statement yesterday.

The Valley Health System and Take Care Health Systems aim to provide non-urgent care in convenient locations with flexible hours, a priority for all parties involved, according to Heather Helle, divisional vice president for Walgreens Consumer Solutions Group. Announcement

 

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