The clinics are staffed with certified nurse practitioners
who provide patients with care for common illnesses, such as strep throat,
bladder infections and bronchitis. The clinics also will offer laboratory
tests, immunizations and health screenings.
The clinics can provide treatment information to the
patient’s primary-care provider. Patients who require additional services can
access the physicians and hospitals of the MultiCare Health System.
In other news, Rite Aid today announced the resignation of
Robert A. Mariano, who was elected to the board in June 2006. Mariano is the
chairman and chief executive officer of Wisconsin-based Roundy’s Supermarkets
Mariano’s seat will be filled by Jim Donald, the former
president and chief executive officer of Starbucks Coffee Co. Donald will sit
on the board for the remainder of Mariano’s term, which will expire in June
2009. Donald is expected to stand for re-election at that time.