WOONSOCKET, R.I., March 25, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- MinuteClinic announced today that it has named Nancy J. Gagliano, M.D. as its new Chief Medical Officer. In her new role, Dr. Gagliano will be responsible for the overall delivery of high quality clinical care to MinuteClinic patients, the provision of appropriate physician supervision to nurse practitioners in collaborative practice and the establishment and maintenance of relationships with the external physician community. MinuteClinic, the retail health care division of CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS), is the largest provider of retail-based medical clinics in the United States.
Gagliano has more than twenty years of experience in ambulatory care operations, including quality, administration, compliance, and finance. Most recently, she was Senior Vice President, Practice Improvement for Massachusetts General Hospital and Massachusetts General Physicians Organization in Boston. Gagliano also has experience as a medical and clinical director of Massachusetts General primary care and women's health ambulatory operations. Gagliano is a graduate of Harvard Medical School, where she currently serves as an Assistant Professor. She is a member of the Healthcare Information Management Systems Society, the American College of Physicians and the American College of Physician Executives.
"We are thrilled to have Nancy Gagliano join us as our Chief Medical Officer at MinuteClinic," said Andrew Sussman, MD, President, MinuteClinic, Inc. and Senior Vice President/Associate Chief Medical Officer, CVS Caremark Corporation. "Nancy has a superb background in clinical primary care and ambulatory care leadership. She will add great insight and experience to our leadership team as we continue to provide the highest quality care to our patients."
MinuteClinic health care centers are staffed by nurse practitioners and physician assistants who specialize in family health care and are trained to diagnose, treat and write prescriptions for common family illnesses such as strep throat and ear, eye, sinus, bladder and bronchial infections. Minor wounds, abrasions and joint sprains are treated, and common vaccinations such as influenza, tetanus, pneumovax, and Hepatitis A & B are available at all locations. In addition, MinuteClinic administers a series of wellness services designed to help consumers identify lifestyle changes needed to improve their current and future health, including screenings for diabetes, hypertension and obesity.
MinuteClinic was the first retail clinic to be re-accredited and earn the Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval(TM) for consecutive evaluation periods by having demonstrated compliance with The Joint Commission's national standards for health care quality and safety.
MinuteClinic is a division of CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS), the largest pharmacy health care provider in the United States. MinuteClinic launched the first retail health care centers in the United States in 2000 and is the first provider to establish a national presence with about 500 locations in 25 states and the District of Columbia. By creating a health care delivery model that responds to consumer demand, MinuteClinic makes access to high-quality medical treatment easier for more Americans. Nationally, the company has generated more than 6 million patient visits, with a 95 percent customer satisfaction rating. A recognized leader in the patient-centric health care movement, MinuteClinic consistently brings innovation to the marketplace and sets new standards for clinical quality that exceed the national guidelines established for store-based clinics by the American Medical Association (AMA) and the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP). MinuteClinic is the first retail health care provider to receive accreditation from The Joint Commission, the national evaluation and certifying agency for nearly 15,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. For more information, visit www.MinuteClinic.com.