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Reports: Doctors to serve as medical directors for two N.Y. MinuteClinic locations

BY Alaric DeArment

NEW YORK — A hospital system on Long Island in New York state has a partnership with CVS’ MinuteClinic, according to published reports.

Newsday reported that doctors from North Shore-LIJ Health System would serve as medical directors for clinics at CVS stores in Bellport and Syosset, N.Y. According to the report, Long Islanders should expect to see more clinics in the future, noting "good care that is affordable and easily accessible is the wave of the future."

The newspaper, which covers Long Island, reported that the doctors would be available for consultations with the clinics’ nurse practitioners, who could then refer patients to doctors or hospitals. It also reported that the two clinics were a precursor for more in retail stores around the island, and Long Islanders should expect to see more clinics in the future, noting "good care that is affordable and easily accessible is the wave if the future."


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President Obama names Walmart exec to budget post

BY Mike Troy

WASHINGTON — President Obama will nominate Walmart Foundation president Sylvia Mathews Burwell as director of the Office of Management and Budget on Monday, according to published reports. Burwell will be nominated at a White House ceremony during the morning.

Obama announced his intent to appointment Burwell several months ago, but the nomination on Monday makes it official and paves the way for Senate confirmation hearings to begin.

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., president and CEO Mike Duke said Burwell would do a tremendous job serving the county if she is confirmed by the Senate.

"Sylvia is a strong leader who both masters the details and has a clear vision for making big things happen," Duke said. "She cares deeply about people and has natural personal warmth that enables her to build relationships and drive results that deliver impact. She understands business and the role that business, government and civil society must play to build a strong economy that provides opportunity and strengthens communities across the country."

Burwell’s tenure at Walmart was short lived. She joined the company a little over a year ago after roughly a decade in various leadership roles with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Prior to that, she held various positions in Washington, D.C. including deputy director of the Office of Management and Budget, deputy chief of staff to President Bill Clinton and chief of staff to Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin.

As head of the Office of Management and Budget, Burwell will be responsible for preparing the president’s annual budget.

Prior to her federal government work, Burwell worked for McKinsey & Company. She is a member of the board of the Council on Foreign Relations, the board of MetLife, and the Aspen Strategy Group. She received an A.B. from Harvard University and a B.A. from Oxford University, where she was a Rhodes Scholar.


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Giant-Landover offers jobs to veterans, collects funding for USO during Military Appreciation Month

BY Alaric DeArment

LANDOVER, Md. — Supermarket chain Giant Food of Landover, Md., will focus on the employment of transitioning veterans and their family members as it designates March as its Military Appreciation Month, the Ahold USA banner said Friday.

Giant-Landover will work with the USO of Metropolitan Washington and USO Delaware for a third year, sponsoring an in-store giving campaign that will support programs from both across the Mid-Atlantic region.

"At Giant, our military recruitment philosophy is focused on careers, not jobs," Giant-Landover president Anthony Hucker said. "We’re seeking energetic and enthusiastic military leaders who can translate skills they’ve developed serving our country to lead our store teams in management positions to proudly serve our customers."

So far, the chain has added five veterans to store management teams, and several additional offers are pending. Giant is actively recruiting veterans through employment websites for veterans and military-focused career fairs. The company is also collecting money for the USO chapters by selling healthy snack packs containing a Giant-brand nutrition bar, pretzel bar, drink sticks, fruit snacks, bottled water and CareOne hand sanitizer, as well as collecting donations added to grocery bills. The chain collected $108,000 and nearly 10,000 pounds of food for USO-Metro in 2011 and delivered $78,500 and more than 15,000 Care Packages to USO-Metro and USO Delaware in 2012.

 

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