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LAS VEGAS — Walgreens subsidiary Take Care Health Systems and the Valley Health System announced on Wednesday a new relationship to facilitate greater clinical coordination and enhance access to healthcare options at Take Care Clinics in Southern Nevada.
Take Care Clinics are located at more than 350 Walgreens stores across the country, including 13 locations in southern Nevada.
The Valley Health System is comprised of five hospitals in southern Nevada, including Centennial Hills Hospital Medical Center, Desert Springs Hospital Medical Center, Spring Valley Hospital Medical Center, Summerlin Hospital Medical Center and Valley Hospital Medical Center.
"The evidence is clear that in today's healthcare environment: Greater coordination has the ability to help patients receive access to the right level of care in the right setting," said Karla Perez, VP of the acute division for Universal Health Services. "This relationship with Take Care Health Systems allows us to better serve our patients by providing a more strategic approach to care. We are truly excited about what we will be able to achieve for the southern Nevada community through this collaboration."
Components of the relationship between the Valley Health System and Take Care Health Systems will include:
Coordination of care for patients of the Valley Health System by Take Care Clinic providers for diagnostic, specialty and acute care services;
Access to 13 Take Care Clinic locations in southern Nevada for nonurgent emergency department overflow, after-hours care and other nonemergent needs; and
Providing patients with information about their care options and the respective services, locations and hours of operation at Take Care Clinics and the Valley Health System.
"Walgreens and Take Care Health Systems are focused on utilizing our unique set of healthcare services and community locations to deliver quality, cost-effective solutions to payers and providers," stated Heather Helle, divisional VP for Walgreens Consumer Solutions Group. "The agreements we've reached with health systems across the country increase high-quality, convenient and affordable healthcare options in local communities, while offering an exceptional experience designed to provide patients the right care, in the right location, at the right cost. We are excited to form this relationship with the Valley Health System to expand healthcare options in the southern Nevada community."