Walmart CEO: We’re Committed To Health Center Expansion Despite Key Exec’s Departure


Forbes | August 18, 2020


Walmart chief executive officer Doug McMillon said Tuesday the retail giant remains committed to its rollout of Walmart Health brand centers to expand low cost healthcare services to tens of thousands of its U.S. customers.


Walmart earlier this month announced it was expanding its healthcare centers into the lucrative Florida market beginning next year. Like the handful of healthcare services “super centers” Walmart has rolled out in the last year in Arkansas and Georgia, the Florida facilities will feature an array of primary medical services, dental care, and behavioral health services as part of a new model being replicated into other markets.


The move by Walmart comes as CVS Health opens hundreds of “HealthHubs” which include additional health and wellness items and services beyond what’s already available in the drugstore chain’s MinuteClinics.


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