Retail health clinics to be a focus at Forbes’ second annual Health Summit in NYC
NEW YORK — As retail-based health clinics increasingly illustrate the important role they plan in today’s U.S. healthcare system, Forbes is gearing up for its second annual Healthcare Summit in New York City Oct. 9 to 10.
The two-day event, hosted by Steve Forbes at the Lincoln Center, will bring together leaders from a wide spectrum of disciplines in the healthcare industry.
Among those presenting at the event will be Andrew Sussman, SVP and associate chief medical officer of CVS Caremark, as well as president of MinuteClinic, who will be among those participating in the panel discussion, “The Walk-In Clinic Revolution.”
Also participating in the event will be panelist Traver Hutchins, CEO of ASAP Urgent Care, who will discuss the growth of the urgent care segment.
Publix makes move into two South Carolina markets — Myrtle Beach and Pawleys Island
LAKELAND, Fla. — Publix Super Markets on Thursday announced it will enter the North Myrtle Beach and Pawleys Island, S.C., markets with two stores.
The first lease is for North Myrtle Beach located in the Coastal North Town Center. The store will be a 49,000-sq.-ft. Publix supermarket and is expected to open in late 2014.
The second lease is for Pawleys Island in the Pawleys Island Plaza. The store, part of a redevelopment of an existing shopping center, will be a 45,000-sq.-ft. Publix supermarket and is expected to open in early 2015.
“On the heels of our continued expansion in North Carolina, we are excited to offer our associates growth opportunities and bring new jobs to the area,” stated Chuck Roskovich, Publix divisional VP. “We look forward to providing South Carolina residents and visitors alike with the high-quality service, products and active community involvement that Publix has become known for in our areas of operation and beyond.”
The grand opening dates for both locations will depend on several factors, including permitting and completion of the store’s construction.
AmerisourceBergen to host annual manufacturer summit ThinkLive 2013
VALLEY FORGE, Pa. — AmerisourceBergen on Friday announced the company will hold its annual manufacturer summit, ThinkLive 2013, Oct. 7 to 8 at the Fairmont Hotel in Dallas. The trade show is expected to draw a diverse group of manufacturer executives from the pharmaceutical industry, including those responsible for pharmaceutical brand management, trade relations, supply chain, market access, reimbursement strategy, global pharmaceuticals, medical devices, over-the-counter products and global pharmaceuticals.
Steve Collis, president and CEO AmerisourceBergen, will kick off the summit and share his thoughts on where the dynamic pharmaceutical industry is headed and AmerisourceBergen’s role in shaping the future of healthcare. Collis will provide updates on several of the company’s core business initiatives, including the Good Neighbor Pharmacy brand, the World Courier acquisition and the strategic 10-year relationship with Walgreens and Alliance Boots, and will demonstrate how these initiatives are strengthening AmerisourceBergen, benefiting its partners, and revolutionizing the industry.
“Healthcare reform and growing global competition have created an environment of heightened challenges — and increased opportunities — for our manufacturer partners,” stated Peyton Howell, president, global sourcing and manufacturer relations for AmerisourceBergen. “ThinkLive is designed to bring the industry together to brainstorm ways to collectively address these obstacles and learn from one another. This year’s program will cover many timely topics that we know our manufacturer partners will benefit from, including market access, patient adherence, generics strategy and distribution optimization.”
ThinkLive will welcome oncologist and biomedical researcher David Agus as this year’s keynote speaker. Agus, author of the New York Times bestselling book, "The End of Illness", will discuss his innovations in medicine and contributions to new technologies that will change how people maintain their health.
Senior executives from AmerisourceBergen’s business units also will deliver presentations during the general session, addressing topics ranging from integrated commercialization strategies to the impact of the Patient ProtAffordable Care Act health insurance exchanges on brand name and generic products, and the evolution of pharmaceutical distribution. In addition, providers from across the healthcare industry – including a community oncologist, independent community pharmacist and a health systems executive – will participate in a panel discussion titled, “What’s keeping your end-customers awake at night?”