Walgreens Declares Regular Quarterly Dividend
DEERFIELD, Ill., April. 9, 2014 – The board of directors of Walgreen Co. (NYSE: WAG) (Nasdaq: WAG) today declared a regular quarterly dividend of 31.5 cents per share, a 14.5 percent increase over the year ago dividend. The dividend is payable June 12, 2014, to shareholders of record May 21, 2014.
Walgreens Pharmacists Instrumental in Helping Reduce Hospital Readmissions by Nearly 50 Percent Through WellTransitions Program
DEERFIELD, Ill., April 04, 2014 - Hospital patients who participated in Walgreens (NYSE:WAG) (Nasdaq:WAG) WellTransitions® program were 46 percent less likely to experience an unplanned hospital readmission within 30 days of discharge1, according to new company research. WellTransitions, a pharmacist-led, transition of care program which collaborates with hospital systems across the nation, helps patients better understand prescribed medications during their hospital stay and remain adherent to medication regimens upon returning home. Walgreens research on the program, presented at the 2014 American Pharmacists Association (APhA) conference in Orlando, examined how patients enrolled in the WellTransitions program fared within 30 days of discharge relative to similar patients not enrolled in the program.
Walgreens and Water Street Announce Agreement to Merge Take Care Employer Solutions with CHS to Form a New Worksite Health Company
DEERFIELD, Ill., April 03, 2014 - Walgreen Co. (NYSE: WAG) (Nasdaq: WAG) announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement with Water Street Healthcare Partners (Water Street), a strategic investor focused exclusively on the health care industry, in which Water Street will acquire a majority interest in Take Care Employer Solutions, LLC. Take Care Employer Solutions is a Walgreens subsidiary that manages more than 360 worksite health centers nationwide.
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Walgreens Way to Well Health Tour with AARP
The Walgreens Way to Well Health Tour with AARP provides free health screenings and services. The program features customized traveling education and health-screening vehicles that will visit thousands of communities throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. Watch the video.
A Warehouse of Wonders
Thanks to special hiring efforts made at Walgreens distribution center in Anderson, S.C., about 40 percent of the employees hired there have either a physical or cognitive disability. A similar effort to hire people with disabilities was made at the Walgreens distribution center in Windsor, Conn., which opened in 2008. Watch the video of employee stories from Anderson.
Walgreens “Up Market: Fresh” Bus Provides Mobile Tasting Tour
Walgreens is embarking on a mobile tasting tour providing samples of its innovative fresh food and refreshments to select cities across the nation. The Walgreens “Up Market: Fresh” experience is brought to consumers via a custom-made, 40-foot bus. The “Up Market: Fresh” bus serves fresh-made juices, smoothies, frozen yogurts and coffees. Watch the video.
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