Walgreens and Seattle-based health system partner to open 25 retail clinics

Walgreens Boots Alliance plans to open 25 new retail clinics inside Walgreens drug stores in Oregon and Washington that will be owned and operated by Seattle-based Providence Health & Services, the third largest not-for-profit health system in the United States, Forbes reports. The pharmacy chain previously staffed retail health clinics with its own employees or nurse practitioners. The new model will allow the health system and retailer to bring a more coordinated approach to healthcare services to patients in the northwestern U.S., according to the article. The clinics will operate under brands known as "Providence Express Care at Walgreens" or "Swedish ExpressCare at Walgreens."  Article