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Walgreens provides MMR vaccinations across 4 states based on health official recommendations

BY Michael Johnsen
DEERFIELD, Ill. – Walgreens is offering vaccinations that provide protection against measles, mumps and rubella at all of its pharmacies throughout Tennessee, Arkansas, Kentucky and Mississippi as health officials in Tennessee recommend vaccination due to a number of reported measles cases. Vaccinations are available daily at Walgreens pharmacies and Healthcare Clinics with no appointment necessary and may be covered by insurance.
 
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, measles is a highly contagious virus that spreads through the air through coughing or sneezing. People at high risk for severe illness and complications from measles include infants and children under 5 years old and adults age 20 and older. Pregnant women and those with compromised immune systems may also be at risk.
 
“We support the recommendations of health officials and stress that vaccination is the best protection against measles,” said Gene Hoover, regional healthcare director for Walgreens. “Walgreens pharmacists and Healthcare Clinic nurse practitioners play an important role by providing more convenient access to vaccinations and other preventive services throughout the community.”
 
Walgreens pharmacists and Healthcare Clinic nurse practitioners can administer MMR vaccine to individuals ages 7 and older in Mississippi and Tennessee; ages 14 and older in Kentucky; and ages 18 and older in Arkansas.
 
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BJ’s names Bain exec to management team

BY Marianne Wilson

BJ's Wholesale Club has appointed Lee Delaney as executive VP, chief growth officer, effective May 9.

Delaney will be responsible for the company's merchandising and supply chain organization.

Prior to joining BJ's, Delaney was a partner in the Boston office of Bain & Company, and a leader in the firm's consumer products practice.

Prior to joining Bain in 1996, he worked for Electronic Data Systems and Deloitte Consulting advising clients on a variety of engagements.

"I am delighted and feel privileged to have the opportunity to join the BJ's team," Delaney said. "BJ's holds a unique position in the wholesale club retail channel. I look forward to working with BJ's executives, merchants, and all of BJ's Team Members to unlock the tremendous value I see in this segment of the market."

Headquartered in Westborough, Massachusetts, BJ's currently operates 213 clubs and 128 BJ's Gas locations 15 states.

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Ansell opens nominations for Ansell Cares H.E.R.O. Nurse Service Award

BY Michael Johnsen
SELIN, N.J. – Ansell on Friday kicked-off its fourth annual Ansell Cares H.E.R.O. [Heal, Educate, Reach, Overcome] Nurse Service Award, which recognizes nurses who have made lasting impressions on their peers, their patients, their profession and their communities. 
 
"The Ansell Cares H.E.R.O. Nurse Service Award was established as a way to demonstrate our appreciation and admiration for nurses, their professionalism, dedication and compassion," stated Anthony López, president and general manager, Medical Global Business Unit at Ansell. "Nurses are selfless heroes, and each year the Ansell Cares H.E.R.O. nominees personify their commitment to providing a remarkable patient experience and to improve the lives of patients."
 
The U.S. program was launched at the annual Association of periOperative Registered Nurses Surgical Conference & Expo on April 3. From April 3 through the end of National Nurses Week on May 12, 2016, nominators are invited to nominate their U.S. resident nurse hero online at www.ansellhero.com
 
On May 13, 2016, the voting will begin and continue through June 12, 2016.
 
The top 10 nominees with the most votes will receive the 2016 Ansell Cares H.E.R.O. Nurse Service Award, which includes a plaque and a nursing reference book and will have their story profiled online. In addition, Ansell will make a significant charitable donation directly related to the number of votes cast for the nominee with the highest number of overall votes. The more votes received, the greater the donation made. 
 
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