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Published on October 04, 2011

Owensboro Health to Open "The Clinic at Walmart"

OWENSBORO , KY. (October 4, 2011) – Walmart and Owensboro Health today announced that Owensboro Health will open “The Clinic at Walmart” at the retailer’s Frederica Street store in Owensboro. The retail care clinic will be the fourth clinic Owensboro Health has opened in a regional Walmart store, and is expected to open Wednesday, October 19th.

Like the clinics in Newburgh (IN), Henderson and Owensboro ’s Highway 54 location, the South Frederica clinic will provide convenient, affordable access to basic health care services, seven days a week, with no appointment necessary. The clinic will be open for walk-in care Monday through Saturday 9 am to 7 pm and Sundays from noon to 6 pm.

For busy customers who need care, especially after working hours or on weekends, the clinic will treat common health ailments and offer routine services. These include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Acne
  • Bladder infections
  • Blood sugar testing
  • Camp and school physicals
  • Cholesterol screening
  • Common vaccinations
  • Earaches
  • Flu
  • Insect bites and stings
  • Minor wounds
  • Sinus infections
  • Upper respiratory infections
  • Wart removal

“We have an excellent working relationship with Walmart that helps us serve our patients and our communities better,” said Ronda Reynolds, manager for the Owensboro Health Walmart clinics. “That’s because our clinic inside Walmart is staffed with licensed healthcare providers. “Our experience with walk-in clinics in Walmart has shown us the importance of offering convenient, affordable care for patients. We are glad we can serve families in our community with this clinic.

“Our mission is to serve patients and meet their health care needs. These kinds of convenient and affordable clinics expand our ability to do that,” Reynolds said.

“Walmart is dedicated to serving our customers and our communities, and this type of clinic helps expand their access to quality health care,” said Bruce Shepard, Walmart’s director of healthcare innovations. “Owensboro Health is a highly respected health care provider with experience operating walk-in clinics in our stores, so we know this will serve our customers well.”

With the opening of this clinic, there will be more than 130 in-store clinics in Walmart stores across the country. For further information about “The Clinic at Walmart”, please visit www.walmart.com/clinics.

About Walmart

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT), or “Walmart,” serves customers and members more than 200 million times per week at more than 8,400 retail units under 55 different banners in 15 countries. With fiscal year 2010 sales of $405 billion, Walmart employs more than 2 million associates worldwide. A leader in sustainability, corporate philanthropy and employment opportunity, Walmart ranked first among retailers in Fortune Magazine’s 2009 Most Admired Companies survey. Additional information about Walmart can be found by visiting www.walmartstores.com and on Twitter at http://Twitter.com/Walmartnews.  Online merchandise sales are available at www.walmart.com and www.samsclub.com.

About Owensboro Health

Owensboro Health is a community-focused, non-profit health care system that provides innovative technology and compassionate care with the mission of healing the sick and improving the health of the communities it serves. Owensboro Health includes Owensboro Health Regional Hospital, several regional clinics and diagnostic centers, wound healing centers, a cancer center, home care services and the Healthpark (a medical based fitness center). Owensboro Health Regional Hospital is licensed to operate 477 beds, with an average of 1,800 births, 64,000 emergency room visits and 18,000 admissions and 500,000 outpatient visits each year.  System-wide, the organization has over 3,400 employees, 250 volunteers and 219 medical staff.  For more information, visit OwensboroHealth.org.

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