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Dollar General announces Healthcare Advisory Panel

The panel will consist of healthcare industry subject matter experts who will serve as thought partners and strategists.

Dollar General is appointing four members to its recently established Healthcare Advisory Panel.

Building on its expanding healthcare offering, the panel will consist of healthcare industry subject matter experts who will serve as thought partners and strategists to help the retailer develop approaches on how to best invest its resources in the context of the health-and-wellness landscape, the company said.

“Dollar General is excited to take these next bold steps on our healthcare journey and welcomes these talented and respected professionals to our new advisory panel,” said Albert Wu, Dollar General’s chief medical officer.

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“With a belief in furthering our mission of serving others, the panel will provide guidance and prioritization of efforts in the areas of health and wellness at DG,” he said. “We are proud to have a diversity of perspectives and experience represented on the panel, helping us better understand our customers and provide meaningful solutions to the complex problems of health care.”

Subject matter experts joining the panel include:

  • Patrick Carroll: A physician leader with experience across retail health, managed care and integrated delivery networks. He currently serves as chief medical officer of Vida Health and was chief medical officer at Walgreens, Hims & Hers and Hartford Healthcare. He earned his bachelor’s degree from College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Mass., and his medical doctorate from Dartmouth Medical School in Hanover, NH.;
  • Katy Lanz: A healthcare executive and entrepreneur with more than 20 years of experience in designing, implementing and scaling care delivery models. She currently serves as chief strategy and product officer at Personal Care Medical Associates and is a National Board Director for National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization. She previously served as chief clinical officer at Aspire Health, which was acquired by Anthem in 2018. Lanz earned a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree of science from UNC at Greensboro, a doctorate of nursing practice from Vanderbilt University, and completed a healthcare leadership fellowship at Duke University;
  • Von Nguyen: A physician, population health expert and public health leader with experience in building successful collaborations across organizations to improve the health and well-being of populations. He currently serves as clinical lead of public and population health at Google. Prior to joining Google, Nguyen served as chief medical officer and senior vice president at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina and had roles of increasing responsibility in policy and strategy at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Rice University, a master’s degree in public health from the University of Texas School of Public Health and a medical doctorate from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School;
  • Yolanda Hill Wimberly: A board-certified physician in both pediatrics and adolescent medicine, she is the senior vice president and chief health equity officer at Grady Health Systems. Wimberly also is a professor of pediatrics at Morehouse School of Medicine and earned a doctorate in medicine from Meharry Medical College and a master’s degree in science in epidemiology from the University of Cincinnati. She completed her pediatric residency at Northwestern Children’s Hospital and an adolescent medicine fellowship at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital.

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The appointment of the industry experts panel follows the company previously announcing an expansion of its healthcare offerings to help meet consumers’ needs and begin establishing itself as a healthcare destination, the company said.

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