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Former Express Scripts pharmacy exec recognized as VIP Woman of the Year

BY Alaric DeArment

GARDEN CITY, N.Y. — The National Association of Professional Women has named former Express Scripts senior director of pharmacy practice Karen Wooten as its VIP Woman of the Year, the group said.

The NAPW said Wooten had been recognized for "outstanding leadership and commitment within her profession." Wooten, who comes from a family of healthcare professionals, began her career almost 30 years ago at Health Management Services, later moving to Medco, which eventually merged into Express Scripts.

"This role allowed me the ability to interact with all levels of leadership and front-line staff," Wooten said. "I influenced and supported the organization to assure and maintain compliance to regulations and standards of practice."

 

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CVS Caremark to shorten length of customer receipts

BY Dan Berthiaume

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Caremark plans to shorten the length of in-store receipts members of its ExtraCare loyalty program receive by about 25%. In a recent Facebook posting, CVS announced that in response to customer complaints it had found a way to shorten the length of receipts without reducing the amount of ExtraCare rewards and savings offered on them.

In addition, next year CVS will allow ExtraCare members to receive all rewards and savings directly to their card. Currently only select offers can be stored paperlessly on ExtraCare cards.

According to various reports, CVS’ effort to shorten its receipts comes in response to a viral phenomenon of people posting photos of themselves holding ExtraCare Receipts that are several feet long, along with sarcastic comments, on such social media networks as Twitter. In its Facebook posting, CVS made indirect reference to these photos.

 

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Reports: Pharmacist receives distinguished service award from primary care association

BY Alaric DeArment

NEW YORK — The Michigan Primary Care Association has given pharmacy manager Nancy Bauer an award for distinguished service, according to published reports.

According to Mlive, the MPCA Distinguished Service Award recognizes dedication, commitment and outstanding service on behalf of Michigan Health Center patients. Bauer is pharmacy manager at the Center for Family Health.

The Center for Family Health is one of the state’s 35 health center organizations operating more than 220 sites across the state and serving more than 600,000 patients, according to Mlive.

 

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