Wal-Mart's New Clinics Mean Big Business

In a move that may signal the entry of large health care entities into the in-store clinic business in a big way, Wal-Mart Stores plans to open 400 co-branded clinics by 2010. Using the name The Clinic at Wal-Mart, the retailer said this month it would affiliate with a hospital system or an operator closely aligned with a hospital system to run each clinic. This move may trickle

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — In a move that may signal the entry of large health care entities into the in-store clinic business in a big way, Wal-Mart Stores plans to open 400 co-branded clinics by 2010.

Using the name “The Clinic at Wal-Mart,” the retailer said this month it would affiliate with a hospital system or an operator closely aligned with a hospital system to run each clinic. This move may trickle down to other retailers, as smaller clinic operators may be hurt, observers sa

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