Washington-based hospital system to try in-store clinics
Seattle Post-Intelligencer, June 5, 2008
Tacoma, WA-based MultiCare Health System plans to open two clinics in Rite Aid stores, in Tacoma and Lakewood, the first week of August. MultiCare is believed to be the first hospital system in Washington to open in-store clinics. Andrew Baron, MD, primary care medical director for MultiCare Medical Group, says MultiCare will be able to create and maintain an electronic medical record for a patient "that ties our retail clinics to our hospitals, our emergency rooms, that ties our retail clinics to our primary care physicians and specialists as well."