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CVS names new COO for MinuteClinic
July 28th, 2009
WOONSOCKET, R.I. – CVS Caremark Corp. has hired a new president and chief operating officer for its MinuteClinic in-store health clinic subsidiary.
The company on Tuesday named Dr. Andrew Sussman, executive vice president and COO of UMass Memorial Medical Center, the major teaching affiliate of UMass Medical School, to serve as MinuteClinic president and COO and as senior vice president and associate chief medical officer of CVS Caremark.
In his new post, Sussman will oversee all clinical services and daily operations for MinuteClinic's 500 locations across 25 states. He also will steer the continued development of MinuteClinic in retail health care services, according to the company.
Sussman succeeds Chip Phillips, who has accepted a new role as president of TheraCom, a CVS Caremark company that provides support to biotech and pharmaceutical manufacturers to help assure the successful commercialization of their specialty products. TheraCom also serves patient communities and their unique needs by providing responsive, quality care with high levels of customer service, the company said.
Phillips served as president of MinuteClinic since May 2008.
"We're thrilled to have Andy Sussman joining the MinuteClinic and CVS Caremark teams," Troy Brennan, CVS Caremark executive vice president and chief medical officer, said in a statement. "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 health care model."
Sussman also has served as an associate professor of medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Before joining UMass Memorial in May 2004, he was 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. Sussman is listed among America's Best Doctors.