“We are pleased to maintain convenient access to high quality pharmacy, health and wellness services for Carle RxExpress patients across east central Illinois,” says Walgreens spokesperson.
Walgreen Co. is acquiring the assets of 10 Carle RxExpress pharmacies in east central Illinois from The Carle Foundation, an Urbana, Ill.-based not-for-profit parent company of an integrated network of health care services.
Walgreens plans to continue operating six of the acquired pharmacies. Three other locations will close and prescription files and inventory will be transferred to nearby Walgreens pharmacies. The remaining location will be consolidated with one of the six pharmacies that will continue to operate.
“We are pleased to maintain convenient access to high quality pharmacy, health and wellness services for Carle RxExpress patients across east central Illinois,” said Scott Haynes, Walgreens market vice president for central Illinois. “We are working with Carle to make this transition as seamless as possible and quickly introduce our new customers to the expanded services that have helped build Walgreens reputation for patient care in the region. We also look forward to welcoming many of Carle’s staff members who will help us continue its tradition of service to these communities.”
Walgreens has committed to hire a majority of the current Carle RxExpress employees, and will interview all RxExpress employees who apply for positions.
Completion of the transaction is subject to certain conditions and is expected to close by July. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.