March 21, 2023

Government turnover continues at Walmart well being

Dr. Cheryl Pegus, who joined Walmart in December 2020 to move up the retail big’s well being and wellness division, has exited the corporate to take a place at JP Morgan’s healthcare division.

Walmart has not but appointed a successor for Pegus. Walmart U.S. CEO John Furner stated in a press release the retailer is grateful to Pegus for advancing the corporate’s healthcare mission.

Pegus is the most recent in a string of exits on the healthcare division. Previous to the hiring of Pegus, Sean Slovenski held that submit from July 2018 to mid-2020, when he exited the corporate to develop into the CEO of startup BioIQ. Inside 15 months, he had jumped ship once more to develop into CEO of advantages supervisor Avesis.

When Slovenski left Walmart in mid-2020, different healthcare executives additionally adopted. Karim Bennis, chief working officer for Walmart well being and wellness, Chief Medical Officer Dr. Thomas Van Gilder, and Chief Wellness Officer Phil Suiter additionally resigned.

This exodus was believed to be linked to Walmart’s shift in technique following the pandemic. Walmart had initially deliberate to construct 4,000 major care clinics by 2029, however plans have been scaled again as soon as the pandemic hit. To this point, Walmart operates 32 healthcare clinics in 4 states. There are 16 extra deliberate to open in 2023.

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