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"The Clinic at Walmart" Operated by Fairfield Medical Center Opened June 3, 2011 - Offering Convenient, Affordable Care

Fairfield Medical Center’s clinic inside the Canal Winchester store is one of three clinics that will be opening soon.

 

LANCASTER, Ohio (June 7, 2011) - Walmart (NYSE: WMT) and Fairfield Medical Center today announced Canal Winchester’s newest location for basic health care services – “The Clinic at Walmart” operated by Fairfield Medical Center. This convenient care clinic opened Friday, June 3, 2011 inside the Walmart located at 6674 Winchester Boulevard in Canal Winchester.

The clinic will provide convenient, affordable access to basic health care services, seven days a week, with no appointment necessary. The walk-in health clinic is the first owned and operated by Fairfield Medical Center in a Walmart. The clinic will be open for walk-in care: Monday – Friday, 8:00 am to 8:00 pm; Saturday, 8:00 am to 6:00 pm; and Sunday noon to 6:00 pm.

For busy customers who need care, especially after working hours or on weekends, the clinic will treat common health ailments and offer routine services. These include, but are not limited to, the following:

• Acne

• Bladder infections

• Blood sugar testing

• Camp and school physicals

• Common vaccinations

• Earaches• Flu

• Insect bites and stings

• Minor wounds

• Sinus infections

• Upper respiratory infections

• Wart removal

“We have an excellent working relationship with Walmart that helps us serve our patients and our communities better,” said Lori Parrish, Physician Relations Director at Fairfield Medical Center. “That’s because our clinic inside Walmart is staffed with licensed health care providers, even on nights and weekends. At our other clinics, we have learned how important this is to families who need quality care on a walk-in basis.”

Mina Ubbing, President and CEO at Fairfield Medical Center, commented, “Our mission is to serve patients and meet their health care needs. This type of convenient and affordable clinic expands our ability to do that. We know that seven-day-a-week, walk-in clinics fill a community need. That’s why we are working with Walmart to expand access to quality care for all residents in our area.”

Serving more than 250,000 residents in Fairfield, Perry, Hocking and Athens counties and employing more than 2,000 individuals, Fairfield Medical Center is proud of its role in the community. The 222-bed, nonprofit hospital located in Lancaster, Ohio, provides full-service, general acute health services.

“Walmart is dedicated to serving our customers and our communities, and this type of clinic helps expand their access to quality health care,” said Bruce Shepard, Walmart’s Director of Healthcare Innovations. Fairfield Medical Center is a highly respected health care provider, so we know this will serve our customers well.”

With the opening of this clinic, there will be three in-store clinics in Walmart stores locally. For further information about “The Clinic at Walmart”, please visit www.walmart.com/clinics.

About Fairfield Medical Center

We are people you know offering care you trust. Serving more than 250,000 residents in Fairfield, Perry, Hocking and Athens counties and employing more than 2,000 individuals, Fairfield Medical Center is proud of its role in the community. Our 222-bed, nonprofit, hospital located in Lancaster, Ohio, provides full-service, general acute health services. Several affiliated groups generously assist Fairfield Medical Center. Since 1948, more than 20 TWIG groups have been formed to support the Center. Many volunteers donate their time and talents to assist patients, visitors and staff. The Volunteer Chaplain Program, formed in 1977 and comprised of area ministers, supports the spiritual needs of patients. As a not-for-profit healthcare facility, Fairfield Medical Center is committed to providing medically necessary treatment to persons in need, regardless of their ability to pay.

About Walmart

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT), or “Walmart,” serves customers and members more than 200 million times per week at more than 8,400 retail units under 55 different banners in 15 countries. With fiscal year 2010 sales of $405 billion, Walmart employs more than 2 million associates worldwide. A leader in sustainability, corporate philanthropy and employment opportunity, Walmart ranked first among retailers in Fortune Magazine’s 2009 Most Admired Companies survey. Additional information about Walmart can be found by visiting www.walmartstores.com and on Twitter at http://Twitter.com/Walmartnews.  Online merchandise sales are available at www.walmart.com and www.samsclub.com.

Donna Stalter
Fairfield Medical Center
Public Relations Specialist
(740) 687-8108
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