Deal designed to enhance access calls for HCA division to provide medical directors
Feb 24, 2012 1:11 PM
Growth in the retail health clinic market slowed in 2008 and dipped to a negative 5 percent in the first five months of 2009, according to a new report by the Deloitte Center for Health Solutions. Locally based company The Little Clinic, which operates clinics in Kroger grocery stores, now has 9 percent market share and 103 clinics, according to the report — making it the third-largest industry player behind mammoths MinuteClinic (owned by CVS) and Take Care (owned by Walgreen's). Despite the current setback, Deloitte expects the once-booming industry will experience a second wave of growth between 2010 and 2014.
Nov 18, 2009 7:42 AM
Anytime you're being compared to the dot-com bubble, things can't be that good. The Wall Street Journal updates us on what appears to be a re-examination of the retail health care market.
“For those in the industry, the nagging problem is what to do with the extra capacity we have in the off season, and unless that problem gets solved this industry will continue to have a major structural weakness,” Tom Charland, a consultant and chief executive of Merchant Medicine, told Dow Jones.
Mar 10, 2009 7:33 AM