CVS Pharmacy is partnering with Shipt, a delivery company, to provide the delivery service, which will cost $7.99, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from the District of Columbia, Florida, and Rhode Island.
- Florida: Northside Hospital has named Valerie Powell-Stafford as CEO, effective April 1. Powell-Stafford previously served as CEO of Englewood Community Hospital and as COO of Doctors Hospital of Sarasota (Vaidya, Becker's Hospital Review, 4/2).
- District of Columbia: Rep. Robert Aderholt (R-Ala.) has introduced legislation that would raise the tobacco age of sale requirements from 18 to 21 nationwide. Aderholt said his goal is to keep tobacco products like e-cigarettes out of the hands of minors (Hellmann, The Hill, 4/3).
- Rhode Island: CVS Pharmacy, the retail division of CVS Health, on Thursday announced it is offering consumers across the United States a same-day delivery service for prescription drugs. CVS is partnering with Shipt, a delivery company, to provide the delivery service, which will cost $7.99. CVS first piloted same-day prescription drug deliveries last year in New York (LaVito, CNBC, 4/4).
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Regardless of whether your health system's retail pharmacy is well established or in start-up mode, the four questions in our infographic will help you evaluate and advance your strategy.