Walmart launches Centers of Excellence program

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American multinational retailer company Walmart is launching first-of-its-kind Centers of Excellence program. The program has been launched to offer it...

American multinational retailer company Walmart is launching first-of-its-kind Centers of Excellence program. The program has been launched to offer its associates quality health care with no out-of-pocket cost for heart, spine and transplant surgeries at six of the well known hospital and health systems in the U.S.

The six designated healthcare companies include the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio, Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pa,: mayo Clinic sites in Rochester, Minn. Scottsdale/ Phoenix, Ariz and Jacksonville, Fla.; Mercy Hospital Springsfield in Springsfield, Mo; Scott & White Memorial Hospital in Temple, Texas and Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle, Wash.

These companies will give the associates of Walmart the opportunity to get care at medical and hospital centers geographically located across the country that specialize in spine, transplant care and heart.

Sally Welborn, Senior Vice President of global benefits at Walmart said, “We devoted extensive time developing Centers of Excellence in order to improve the quality of care our associates receive.”  “We have identified six renowned healthcare systems that meet the highest quality standards for heart, spine and transplant surgery,” Mr. Welborn adds. The new Centers of Excellence program will cover transplants, which started with Mayo Clinic in 1996 to include treating of certain heart and spine surgeries. "

Walmart's associates and their dependents who are enrolled in the company's medical plans will receive consultations and care covered at 100 % without deductible or coinsurance, plus travel, lodging and food for the patient and a caregiver.

Walmart is the American multinational retailer corporation. It runs chains of large discount department stores and warehouse stores. It helps people around the world save money and live better anytime and anywhere in retail stores.

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