ROBBINSDALE, Minn., Sept. 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Hy-Vee, Inc. and North Memorial Health Care announced plans to open walk-in medical clinics at the two new Hy-Vee stores that will open in the Twin Cities later this month. Hy-Vee customers will have access to fast, convenient medical care for a wide array of primary health care services provided by North Memorial physician assistants and nurses at the new Hy-Vee stores in Oakdale and New Hope.
"We are excited to bring together these two respected brands to offer easy access to affordable and convenient care," Kelly Macken-Marble, North Memorial Health Care president of population health and ambulatory services. "This is a natural partnership since both Hy-Vee and North Memorial are focused on innovative ways that make getting and staying healthy easier. These two walk-in clinics are another way that North Memorial is expanding services that lead to better health."
For decades, Hy-Vee has focused on helping customers live healthier lifestyles through its in-store dietitians and pharmacists, and expansive HealthMarket sections. In 2014, the Iowa-based supermarket chain announced it would bring these offerings to the Twin Cities through an expansion plan that will add four to five new stores each year, over the next several years.
"Hy-Vee's top priority is taking care of its customers. With the North Memorial Express Clinics in our new Oakdale and New Hope stores, our customers will not only have access to our in-store dietitians and pharmacists, but now they will be able to seek health, wellness and preventive care services all in one stop," said Andy McCann, Hy-Vee's executive vice president, chief administrative officer and vice chairman. "We are excited to partner with North Memorial so that we can continue to help our customers lead happier, healthier lives."
The North Memorial Express Clinics will offer convenient, quality primary care for a number of common illnesses such as strep throat, ear infections, influenza and much more. In addition, primary care providers will provide wellness tests and screenings, such as sport physicals, and guests can receive all of their vaccines in these convenient locations. The express clinics will accept a broad range of health insurance plans and provide easy access to North Memorial's vast network of primary care clinics. To learn more about North Memorial Express Clinics, visit www.northmemorial.com/expressclinic.
About Hy-Vee, Inc.
Hy-Vee, Inc. is an employee-owned corporation operating more than 235 retail stores across eight Midwestern states with sales of $8.7 billion annually. Hy-Vee ranks among the top 25 supermarket chains and the top 50 private companies in the United States. Supermarket News, the authoritative voice of the food industry, has honored the company with a Whole Health Enterprise Award for its leadership in providing services and programs that promote a healthy lifestyle. For more information, visit www.hy-vee.com.
About North Memorial Health Care
North Memorial Health Care provides access to high-quality, low-cost care with an extensive network that spans the Twin Cities, including 14 primary care clinics offering same-day and walk-in appointments, 2 urgent care clinics, 2 Urgency Centers staffed by emergency room doctors and a broad range of expert specialty care providers. North Memorial's two hospitals are nationally recognized for providing excellent patient care; North Memorial Medical Center, a Level I trauma center and recipient of Healthgrades' Top 50 Hospital award for four consecutive years; and Maple Grove Hospital, a Truven Health Analytics' Top 100 Hospital for two consecutive years. North Memorial's 5,000 employees and 900 physicians deliver patient centered care for all aspects of life from maternity to senior care by providing primary and specialty care for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of complex medical conditions.
SOURCE North Memorial Health Care