Report: Kroger expands consumer healthcare in Tennessee

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Report: Kroger expands consumer healthcare in Tennessee

By Dan Berthiaume - 11/25/2019

The Kroger Co. is reportedly adding an array of new healthcare services for customers in Tennessee.

According to the Cincinnati Business Courier, the grocery giant is partnering with Ascension Saint Thomas Health, a Tennessee-based hospital and healthcare network, to expand the range of consumer healthcare services it provides in Tennessee. Ascension Saint Thomas Health operates 97 practice sites that provide access to over 500 physicians and advanced practitioners. Kroger operates 116 pharmacies and 40 consumer health clinics in the state.

As a result, Kroger will reportedly offer 32 additional specialty care services provided by Ascension Saint Thomas Health. The partnership is part of Kroger 360care, an initiative designed to provide broader, affordable access to hospital and healthcare network services to Kroger customers.

“Collaborations and partnerships are key to transforming the way health care is delivered in America,” Colleen Lindholz, president of Kroger Health, said in a news release. “Our vision at Kroger Health is to help people live healthier lives. This partnership is a great example of our vision in action.”

Kroger operates a total of 215 consumer health clinics in nine states. The retailer intends to partner with more hospital and healthcare networks through its 360care initiative in the future.

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