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Raley's appoints pharmacy VP
June 14th, 2013
WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Lee Worthy has been named vice president of pharmacy and wellness at Raley's.
In the role, Worthy will oversee Raley's 99 pharmacies. The regional food and drug chain said he most recently led Safeway's Seattle Division, now the Northwest Division, covering pharmacies in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and Alaska.
Before that, the retail pharmacy veteran worked at Kroger, Treasury Drug and Southwest Drugs. He's also a former pharmacy owner.
"Pharmacy today is in a unique position to be at the forefront of patient care and total overall personal wellness," Worthy said in a statement. "As health care moves into a new era, your neighborhood Raley's pharmacy staff will be accessible and prepared to assist. At Raley's, we will continue to refine and sharpen our focus on the total health of our valued customers."
A licensed pharmacist, Worthy is a strong advocate for providing wellness solutions beyond prescriptions that support customers in making healthy diet and lifestyle choices for overall well-being, Raley's noted.
"Our pharmacists earn our customers' trust with their expertise, reliability and personal customer service," stated Mike Teel, Raley's president and chief executive officer. "Because they know their customers, they can answer questions and share simple health and wellness guidance. With his experience and passion, Lee Worthy will continue to build on how we support our customers in leading healthier, happier lives."
Raley's operates 119 stores in northern California and Nevada under the banners Raley's Supermarkets, Bel Air Markets, Nob Hill Foods and Food Source.