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A new approach after the failed ...

Posted Nov 10 2008 4:21pm

A new approach after the failed attempt with the last vendor...might be a better approach with working with local hospitals...BD 

After getting burned recently by a company running walk-in clinics in its stores, Wal-M image art is teaming up with local hospital systems to open its own clinics.

Now Wal-Mart says it plans to open 400 clinics by 2010 under the truth-in-advertising brand name “The Clinic at Wal-Mart.” Retail clinics, which are also cropping up at chains like CVS and Walgreen, have sparked some opposition from the medical establishment. Maybe that’s part of the reason Wal-Mart is partnering with local hospitals and health-care systems.

Health Blog : Wal-Mart Teams With Local Hospitals to Open Clinics

Related Story:  http://www.nytimes.com/2008/02/07/business/07clinic.html?_r=1&ref=health&oref=sl

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