Minute Clinic opens Walk-in Medical Clinics
Largest provider of retail-based medical clinics in the U.S. namely Minute Clinic has opened its First Walk-in Medical Clinics Inside CVS/pharmacy stores in Dayton and Cincinnati. The company is planning to open three more clinics, two in the Cincinnati area and one in Dayton. These clinics are anticipated to be opened over the next four months with additional locations in both markets likely in 2013.
The clinics will operate seven days a week, including weekday evenings and no appointment is required. MinuteClinics introduced its first medical clinic in Ohio in 2006 and now has 33 walk-in clinics inside select CVS/pharmacy stores in the Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus and Dayton markets.
“MinuteClinic can help alleviate the severe primary care shortage that is expected to worsen over the coming decade in Ohio,” said, Andrew Sussman, MD, President, MinuteClinic and Senior Vice President, associate chief medical officer CVS Caremark Corporation.
Mr. Andrew also said, “We believe MinuteClinic can be part of the solution to help broaden access to high quality convenient and affordable health care services in Southwest Ohio and elsewhere in the state.”
The clinics are staffed by MinuteClinic nurse practitioners who specialize in family healthcare and can diagnose, treat and write prescriptions for common family illnesses.
The MinuteClinic practioners make use of a software program that at the end of each visit generates an invoice, educational material, prescription for the patient and also the diagnostic record that can be sent through electronic health record, fax or mail to a primary care provider with permission of the patient.
The MinuteClinic walk-in medical clinics in Cincinnati and Dayton operate from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Saturday; and 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Sunday.
Dubai's new smart neuro spinal hospital: need to know
We take a look at Dubai's new smart hospital.
What: The Neuro Spinal Hospital and Radiosurgery Centre is a new hospital featuring state-of-the-art technology for spinal, neurosurgical, neurological, orthopaedic, radiosurgery and cancer treatments. The 700 million AED hospital, (equivalent to £138 million), has 114 beds, smart patient rooms, and green spaces for patient rehabilitation, and is four times the capacity of its former premises in Jumeirah. It is also the UAE’s first hospital to have surgical robots.
Where: The hospital is located in the Dubai Science Park. Founded in 2005, Dubai Science Park is home to more than 350 companies from multinational corporations in life sciences, biotechnology and research; over 4,000 people work here each day.
Who: The UAE's Neuro Spinal Hospital and Radiosurgery Centre was first established in Jumeirah in 2002 by Dr. Abdul Karim Msaddi, as the first as the first "super-specialty" neuroscience hospital.
Why: With advanced diagnosis and robotics, the hospital will provide care across neuroscience, spine, orthopaedics and oncology for people residing in the UAE, as well as international patients.
Prof. Abdul Karim Msaddi, Chairman and Medical Director of the hospital, said: “We are proud to bring world-class healthcare services to Dubai and believe our next-generation hospital will be a game-changer for the emirate’s and the region’s medical industry.
"It will not only significantly increase the availability of specialist neuroscience and radiosurgery treatments and provide better patient care but help attract and develop local and international talent. Investing in the new centre represents our continued faith in the resilience of the region’s economy, as well as a testament to our ongoing drive towards healthcare innovation in the UAE.”