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CEO of two Rite Aid subsidiaries departs for urgent-care chain

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An executive who led two subsidiaries of Rite Aid Corp. has been named CEO of a company that operates urgent-care clinics.

The former Rite Aid executive, Web Golinkin, was named CEO of FastMed Urgent Care in early November. FastMed operates more than 100 walk-in urgent care clinics in Arizona, Texas and North Carolina, according to the company's website.

He had been CEO of Rite Aid subsidiaries RediClinic and Health Dialog.

"FastMed has an impressive track record of providing consumers with easy access to high-quality, affordable health care, which is needed in this country now more than ever," Golinkin said in a press release. "I am excited about building on this foundation to expand FastMed’s footprint, service offerings and delivery channels in ways that will help to build healthier and more productive communities."

Golinkin came to Rite Aid in 2014 when the pharmacy chain purchased RediClinic, a Texas-based operator of retail-based clinics. Golinkin was one of RediClinic's co-founders. Today it operates nearly 80 clinics inside Rite Aid stores and grocery stores in Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey, Texas and Washington state.

Golinkin also had been CEO of Rite Aid subsidiary Health Dialog, a Boston-based population health management company, also purchased by Rite Aid in 2014. Health Dialog works with insurers, employers and providers to improve the health and wellness of members, employees and patients while reducing costs.

A new CEO has not been named for the subsidiaries, said Ashley Flower, a spokesperson for Rite Aid, which is based in East Pennsboro Township, Cumberland County.

Flower also confirmed that RediClinic COO Danielle Barrera is now also COO of Health Dialog. Health Dialog's former COO, Karen Staniforth, was named Rite Aid's senior vice president of business integration.

In addition to his work for Rite Aid, Golinkin also co-founded a trade group, the Convenient Care Association, and served multiple stints as the group's president.

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Joel Berg

Joel Berg

Joel Berg is editor of the Central Penn Business Journal. Born in Philadelphia, raised in Northern Virginia and now living in York, he's a graduate of Franklin & Marshall College and the University of Maryland. Have a question or story idea? Email him at jberg@cpbj.com. Follow him on Twitter, @JoelBYorkPa.

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