BENTONVILLE, Ark.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–At the moment, Walmart introduced Dr. Cheryl Pegus as Walmart’s Govt Vice President, Well being & Wellness. On this position, Dr. Pegus will additional develop Walmart’s daring healthcare imaginative and prescient, main well being and wellness throughout the Walmart enterprise. Dr. Pegus will report back to Walmart U.S. CEO John Furner, and her first day with Walmart shall be Dec. 21st.
“I’m thrilled to welcome Dr. Pegus to the Walmart household to advance our efforts to proceed exploring healthcare options for patrons and associates, and serving to Individuals stay higher – and more healthy,” mentioned John Furner, CEO of Walmart U.S. “She is an exceptional leader who will help us deliver care of the highest quality that people can receive at the right time, regardless of insurance coverage. This has never been more important as it is now, while the pandemic continues to put a strain on our healthcare system.”
Dr. Pegus joins Walmart from her most up-to-date position as Cambia Well being Answer’s President of Shopper Well being Options and Chief Medical Officer, the place she was answerable for scientific and client technique to extend entry to reasonably priced, equitable care. She directed platform client options together with Journi, scientific providers, pharmacy, supplier and medical administration actions. After working in non-public apply for a number of years as a heart specialist, Dr. Pegus joined Pfizer the place she centered on the event of scientific protocols and early illness administration applications. She additionally served at Aetna, the place her work supported a deal with wellness, ladies’s well being, well being fairness initiatives and predictive analytics. Dr. Pegus served as the primary Chief Medical Officer at Walgreens.
Moreover, Dr. Pegus is co-founder of A New Beat, a company devoted to enhancing the cardiovascular well being and careers of girls and under-represented minorities. She sits on the board of the American Coronary heart Affiliation and is the fast previous board chair for the Affiliation of Black Cardiologists.
Walmart Well being & Wellness consists of greater than 4,700 pharmacies, greater than 3,400 Imaginative and prescient Facilities, Walmart Well being facilities, digital well being capabilities and Walmart Insurance coverage Providers, LLC. The corporate’s purpose is to rework the associated fee and comfort of important well being care and enhance the well-being of all communities we serve.
“I’m humbled to be becoming a member of the Walmart group and for the chance to companion internally and externally to construct upon present initiatives for accessible and reasonably priced look after associates and the communities we serve,” mentioned Dr. Pegus.
Walmart’s quarterly wellness days have offered greater than 4 million free well being screenings, and its $Four generic drug price program revolutionized the business and resulted in important financial savings for patrons and helped decrease the price of healthcare general, whereas demonstrating Walmart’s dedication to providing reasonably priced, accessible healthcare.
Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT) helps individuals all over the world get monetary savings and stay higher – anytime and anyplace – in retail shops, on-line, and thru their cellular gadgets. Every week, over 265 million clients and members go to roughly 11,500 shops underneath 56 banners in 27 nations and eCommerce web sites. With fiscal 12 months 2020 income of $524 billion, Walmart employs over 2.2 million associates worldwide. Walmart continues to be a pacesetter in sustainability, company philanthropy and employment alternative. Further details about Walmart could be discovered by visiting company.walmart.com, on Fb at fb.com/walmart and on Twitter at twitter.com/walmart.