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Former P&G exec named to Target board

BY Gina Acosta

MINNEAPOLIS — Target's board of directors has added a former executive of the retailer's largest supplier.
 
The board announced it has elected Melanie Healey, former group president, North America, of the Procter & Gamble Company, as a new director, effective immediately.
 
“Mel brings to Target’s board more than 30 years of CPG experience and a passion for improving the lives of consumers around the world. She has a track record of delivering growth, driving operational improvements and launching successful product innovations for globally recognized brands. She also has a history of building wellness brands, which will provide an important perspective as Target continues to elevate wellness as one of our signature categories,” said Brian Cornell, chairman and CEO of Target.
 
Healey, 54, spent more than 25 years at P&G. During her tenure, she worked in Brazil, Mexico, Venezuela and the United States, most recently as group president and advisor to the chairman and chief executive officer, from January 2015 until July 2015 and as group president, North America, from 2009 until December 2014.
 
Her history at the company includes a variety of leadership roles in marketing and in the health and personal care businesses, including group president, global feminine and health care. Prior to P&G, Healey held positions at S.C. Johnson & Sons and Johnson & Johnson.
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Hy-Vee partners with MercyCare on telehealth offering

BY Michael Johnsen

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — MercyCare Community Physicians announced plans Tuesday to open a new telehealth clinic at a Hy-Vee location here, making it the first in the area to offer on-site, diagnostic telehealth services for the general public.

“This new clinic evolved in response to the growing demand for conveniently located healthcare services in our community,” said Tim Sagers, medical director of MercyCare Business Health Solutions. “We’re pleased to be collaborating with Hy-Vee on this first-of-its-kind venture in the Corridor.”
 
The clinic will be located near the pharmacy on the north side of the Hy-Vee store and will offer convenient Urgent Care services. The clinic can be used for a variety of acute conditions, including sinus infections, ear infections, urinary tract infections, rash and flu.
 
“MercyCare Community Physicians and Hy-Vee share similar interests in the health and well-being of the people we serve,” said Andy McCann, Hy-Vee’s EVP, chief administrative officer and vice chairman. “Healthy eating goes hand in hand with good health care, treatment and preventive care services. This new retail health clinic is a perfect fit for us as it allows our customers the convenience of easily seeking healthcare services in our very own stores.”
 
The clinic will be staffed with an on-site nurse who will administer the diagnostic tools to patients while MercyCare providers will attend the visits via video feed, acting in coordination with the patient’s primary care physician.

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