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Ostafin named chief strategy officer at CVS

Ostafin named chief strategy officer at CVS

WOONSOCKET, R.I. _ CVS Health has named Violetta Ostafin executive vice president and chief strategy officer, effective July 11. She will succeed Josh Flum, who is leaving the company at the end of June. Ostafin will lead strategy development across core businesses and identify new market opportunities and product innovations that accelerate growth and further

CVS Health report details 2021 progress

CVS Health report details 2021 progress

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health announced on Friday the release of its annual Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) report Healthy 2030 detailing how the company is helping create a healthier and more sustainable world. Karen Lynch “In 2021 we made significant progress towards our Healthy 2030 goals, with a particular focus on addressing health equity and protecting the environment,”

CVS details consumer health-focused strategy

CVS details consumer health-focused strategy

WOONSOCKET, R.I. —CVS Health’s leadership team outlined a new strategy Thursday focused on making health care more convenient, personalized and affordable for consumers.   “Now is the time to undertake our next major evolution and capitalize on our role as the leading health solutions company in America,” CVS Health president and CEO Karen Lynch said

CVS Health names Shawn Guertin CFO

CVS Health names Shawn Guertin CFO

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health has appointed Shawn Guertin as executive vice president and chief financial officer, effective May 28. Guertin succeeds Eva Boratto, who is leaving the company after a successful 11-year career, the company said on Tuesday.   “Shawn is an extraordinary leader with a proven track record of developing financial strategies to

CVS passes 10 million COVID-19 vaccine mark

CVS passes 10 million COVID-19 vaccine mark

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health has surpassed 10 million COVID-19 vaccine doses administered through its participation in the Pharmacy Partnership for Long-Term Care Program and Federal Retail Pharmacy Program, the company said Thursday. It is now administering vaccines in nearly 2,000 stores across 44 states, Puerto Rico, and Washington, D.C., with the pace of vaccinations expected

Lynch brings passion for health care to new role

Lynch brings passion for health care to new role

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — For Karen S. Lynch, health care is personal. On National Caregivers Day in late February, she shared some thoughts on LinkedIn about her aunt Millie, whom Lynch, when she was in her early 20s, looked after, and recalled the difficulties in navigating the complexities of the American health care system. “Ultimately, those

CVS now offering COVID-19 vaccines in 29 states

CVS now offering COVID-19 vaccines in 29 states

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health announced Thursday that it has nearly doubled the number of states where select CVS Pharmacy locations are offering COVID-19 vaccines to eligible populations through the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program (FRPP). The company is now administering vaccines in nearly 1,200 stores across 29 states and Puerto Rico including:   Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado,

CVS, Walgreens expand access to vaccines

CVS, Walgreens expand access to vaccines

NEW YORK — CVS Health and Walgreens said Tuesday that they are working with the federal government to expand access to COVID-19 vaccinations at their stores. Beginning on Thursday, February 11, CVS Health will start to offer COVID-19 vaccinations to eligible populations at a limited number of CVS Pharmacy locations across 11 states. Supply for

CVS Health names first chief customer officer

CVS Health names first chief customer officer

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health has hired Michelle Peluso to serve as the company’s first chief customer officer, effective January 25. In this newly created executive leadership role, Peluso will be responsible for transforming the consumer experience and accelerating CVS Health’s digital strategy, the company said Wednesday. Peluso will have direct oversight for CVS Health’s

CVS provides vaccines in long-term care facilities

CVS provides vaccines in long-term care facilities

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health has formally launched its COVID-19 vaccination program for long-term care facilities, whose residents have been disproportionality impacted by the pandemic. CVS Pharmacy teams will administer the first dose of the Pfizer vaccine in facilities across 12 states this week, and the company expects to vaccinate up to four million residents