WOONSOCKET, R.I. CVS Caremark has named Andrew Sussman, as its new president and COO of MinuteClinic and SVP, associate chief medical officer of CVS Caremark.
Sussman succeeds Chip Phillips, who served as president of MinuteClinic since May 2008. Phillips has accepted a new role at CVS Caremark as president of TheraCom, a CVS Caremark company that provides support to biotech and pharmaceutical manufacturers to help the commercialization of their specialty products. TheraCom also services patient communities.
“We’re thrilled to have Andy Sussman joining the MinuteClinic and CVS Caremark teams,” said Troyen Brennan, M.D., M.P.H., EVP and chief medical officer. “Andy has an outstanding background and expertise in both the clinical practice of medicine as well as health care system management. His experience in health systems, provider risk sharing and compensation, medical management, quality improvement, health care finance and integrated clinical network operations will be a tremendous asset as we continue to evolve the MinuteClinic retail healthcare model.”
In his new role, Sussman will be responsible for all clinical services and daily operations for MinuteClinic’s 500 locations across 25 states. He will also spearhead the continued development of MinuteClinic in retail health care services, which, since its inception in 2000, has generated more than 4 million patient visits.
Before joining CVS Caremark, Sussman was EVP, COO of UMass Memorial Medical Center, the teaching affiliate of UMass Medical School, and also served as an associate professor of medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Before joining UMass Memorial in May 2004, Sussman served as chief medical officer of the Brigham and Women’s Physicians Organization. At Brigham and Women’s Hospital he also practiced primary care internal medicine and taught as an assistant professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School.