Former Walgreens CEO Rein joins Stat Health Services board
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Stat Health Services on Wednesday named Jeffrey Rein, former chairman and CEO of Walgreens, to the company’s board of directors.
“Jeff Rein’s invaluable and well-rounded experience working for, growing and leading the largest drug store chain makes him a tremendous asset to our board of directors,” stated Alan Roga, CEO and chairman of Stat Health. “Having a board member with Jeff’s experience, who’s passionate about health care, knows the industry and played a key role in launching Take Care Clinics at Walgreens will help take Stat Doctors to the next level.”
Stat Health Services is an eHealth services company utilizing technology to provide personalized, private, secure and safe 24/7 virtual house calls with a national network of board-certified emergency room physicians, helping patients with simple but inconvenient health problems.
Stat Doctors increases access to providers, improves quality of care and reduces costs, the company stated. The company offers such features as a secure single sign-on, a virtual waiting room, online medical consultations (what the company terms as "eVisits"), electronic health records and electronic prescribing.
Rein began his career at Walgreens in 1982 as an assistant manager and held numerous positions throughout the company before becoming chairman and CEO more than 20 years later. Rein earned his accounting and pharmacy degrees from the University of Arizona. He serves on the board of directors for Meijer Co., Midwest Young Artists and Midtown Educational Foundation.
Health services has definitely gotten a great person. There is so much to get from his work. He did such a great job with Walgreens. I see a great future here.
Walmart opens second supercenter in Chicago
NEW YORK — Walmart on Wednesday opened its second supercenter in Chicago.
The opening of the 157,000-sq.-ft. store, located on the city’s South Side, followed the resolution of a seven-year battle between the retailer and the city’s labor unions and community activists. But sentiment changed as the recession-weakened economy and high unemployment supported Walmart’s case for opening stores in Chicago that would create jobs and bring in sales tax revenue. The chain also agreed to pay Chicago employees at least $8.75 an hour, which is 50 cents above Illinois’ minimum wage.
Walmart slated to open a third supercenter in Chicago next year, on the city’s Far South Side.
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Target gives $5 million to needy schools
MINNEAPOLIS — Target has announced the names of 50 schools that were selected to receive a $100,000 grant to purchase much-needed resources and improve their learning environments. The $5 million donation from Target to K through 12 schools in 31 states across the country is part of the company’s commitment to education, which includes plans to give $1 billion for education by the end of 2015.
From Nov. 25, 2011 through Jan. 4, viewers of "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" were invited to submit the name of a school in need along with a compelling story explaining why they felt the designated school should receive a grant from Target. Based on the nominations received, Target selected 48 schools and two school districts to receive grants. All grant recipients were chosen based on a number of factors, including consideration of Title I eligibility.
“We all have an important role to play when it comes to ensuring our children and future leaders are academically successful,” said Laysha Ward, president community relations for Target. “Thanks to the thousands of viewers who nominated a school as a potential grant recipient, we are contributing a total of $5 million to schools and districts across the country in hopes of inspiring learning and putting more kids on the path to graduation, ready for college, a career and life.”
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