Deerfield, Ill. – Walgreen’s is planning to build a new store on the East Baltimore medical campus of Johns Hopkins University. The store will be developed according to the Walgreens Web Experience format and offer the retailer’s first in-store Take Care health clinic in the state of Maryland. Walgreen’s and Johns Hopkins announced a collaboration in May 2011.
"This is a significant next step in our relationship, leveraging the clinical expertise of Johns Hopkins Medicine and Walgreens expansive healthcare resources to create a retail hub for community-based care," Walgreens president of pharmacy, health and wellness Kermit Crawford said. "Our pharmacy and Take Care Clinic will provide an environment for collaborative healthcare innovation while also providing greater access to healthcare services for the Johns Hopkins community, students, employees and patients."
"Our collaboration with Walgreens creates the opportunity to offer innovative, locally based healthcare services while further weaving Johns Hopkins Medicine into the fabric of East Baltimore," Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine dean and Johns Hopkins Medicine CEO Paul Rothman said. "We also will use the lessons learned from this collaboration beyond our community, as Johns Hopkins Medicine continues to set the standard for medical education, research and patient care on a national scale and around the world."