‘Back to the Future’: Walgreens Invests $1B in VillageMD to Expand Community-Based Care Services

Two major retail chains — Walgreens and Walmart (NYSE: WMT) — are expanding their health care reach while increasing their footprints in the home- and community-based care space. Walgreens Boots Alliance (Nasdaq: WBA) — Walgreens’ holding company — and VillageMD announced a five-year plan Wednesday to expand the retailer’s full-service physician services at its stores. […]

Walgreens Still Bullish on ‘Small But Important’ Senior Care Clinics

In the summer of 2018, the pharmacy retail business of Walgreens Boots Alliance (NYSE: WBA) announced it was forming a unique partnership with insurance company Humana (NYSE: HUM) focused on community-based senior care. Initially, the partnership — operated by Humana subsidiary Partners in Primary Care — launched inside two Walgreens stores in Kansas City, Missouri. […]

Medically Home Raises $10M; Tennessee Home Health Businesses Merge with BrightSpring

Hospital-at-home company raises $10M in Series B funding Medically Home — a Boston-based technology-enabled services company — has raised $10 million in Series B funding. The round was led by Cardinal Health and other investors. Founded in 2017, Medically Home brings hospital-level care into the home, sending clinicians, technology, equipment, medication and supplies directly to […]

BrightSpring, PharMerica Merge in $1.32 Billion Deal

Global investment firm KKR and an affiliate of Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. (Nasdaq: WBA) closed on their $1.32 billion acquisition of home- and community-based care BrightSpring Health Services on Wednesday. BrightSpring — formerly ResCare — merged with pharmacy company PharMerica as part of the deal. While home-focused M&A activity has hit record levels over the […]

BrightSpring Adds to Executive Team, Encompass HR Chief Retiring

BrightSpring adds new clinical, compliance execs BrightSpring Health Services, one of the country’s largest home and community-based health services providers for high-need populations, has hired a new chief clinical officer and a new chief compliance officer. Susan Sender will take the reigns as the company’s chief clinical officer, while Rachael Kurzer Givens has been named […]