VillageMD yothandizidwa ndi Walgreens imagula Summit Health mu mgwirizano wa $ 8.9 biliyoni

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VillageMD, wothandizira wamkulu woyendetsedwa ndi Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. , adalengeza za kupeza kwa Summit Health-CityMD mu mgwirizano wa $ 8.9 biliyoni womwe umasonyeza kuti wogulitsa mankhwala akukula mozama mu ntchito zachipatala kuti achepetse kudalira kwake pa malonda.

Walgreens, yemwe ali ndi gawo la 63% ku VillageMD, adanena kuti idzayika $ 3.5 biliyoni mu ngongole ndi ndalama zothandizira mgwirizanowu ndipo idzakhalabe kampani yaikulu ya kampani yophatikizana ndi gawo la 53% pambuyo pa mgwirizanowu, malinga ndi mawu. Evernorth, wothandizira wa Cigna Corp. ndipo adzakhala ndi chidwi chochepa mu bungwe lophatikizidwa. Kulengeza kumatsimikizira lipoti la Bloomberg News mwezi watha kuti VillageMD ikuyang’ana kuphatikiza ndi Summit Health-CityMD.

Malinga ndi kutulutsidwa, mgwirizanowu, womwe ukuyembekezeka kutseka kotala loyamba la chaka chamawa, upanga gulu limodzi mwamagulu akuluakulu odziyimira pawokha ku United States omwe amapereka chithandizo choyambirira, chisamaliro chapadera, komanso chisamaliro chachangu. Zimapatsa VillageMD malo ozama kwambiri mumzinda wa New York, msika waukulu kwambiri wa zaumoyo mdziko muno, ndikuthandiza kuti ikule kukhala chisamaliro chapadera.

Walgreens adati mgwirizanowu uthandiza gawo lake lazaumoyo ku US kuti lipindule posachedwa kuposa momwe amayembekezera, malinga ndi kutulutsidwa.

Walgreens akukankhira mwakuya mu chisamaliro chaumoyo kuti achepetse kudalira bizinesi yamalonda ogulitsa monga opikisana nawo pa intaneti monga Amazon.com Inc. Pogulitsa zinthu zapakhomo ndi zokongola. Walgreens yachulukitsa kuwirikiza kawiri bizinesi yake yogulitsa m’zaka zaposachedwa, mosiyana ndi CVS Health Corp. yomwe idagula kampani ya inshuwaransi, woyang’anira malo ogulitsa mankhwala ndipo ali ndi mapulani ogula kampani yachipatala ya Signify Health.

“Kukakamira konseko mu ntchito ndikuyesa kwawo kuchepetsa kudalira kwambiri mankhwala ndi kuwonjezera zinthu panthawi yonse ya chisamaliro ndikukhala ndi odwala ndi makasitomala okhazikika pa nsanja ya Walgreens yonse,” a Jonathan Palmer, katswiri wa Bloomberg Intelligence kuyankhulana.

Kusuntha kwakukulu kwa maunyolo a pharmacy mu chisamaliro chaumoyo

Kugulaku kumabwera ngati maunyolo a pharmacy, makampani a inshuwaransi komanso ogulitsa akusunthira mozama mu chisamaliro cha odwala, ndikudziyika ngati malo olowera muchipatala. Malingaliro a kampani UnitedHealth Group Inc. Inc., kampani yayikulu kwambiri ya inshuwaransi ku United States, ndi gawo lalikulu loperekera chisamaliro kugawo lake la Optum lomwe lili ndi madotolo opitilira 53,000. Amazon ikugula 1Life Healthcare Inc. Kampani ya makolo a One Medical’s chain of primary care clinics.

Neil Saunders, katswiri wofufuza za GlobalData, adati osunga ndalama angayembekezere kuphatikizika kwambiri popeza makampani akuluakulu ogula akuwoneka kuti atenga gawo lalikulu pakusamalira thanzi la makasitomala awo.

Pansi pa CEO Roz Brewer, Walgreens anawonjezera malo osamalira odwala ku malo ake ogulitsa ku US, ogwirizana ndi makampani a inshuwalansi ya umoyo ndikugula magawo ake otsala ku CareCentrix ndi Shields Health Solutions. Mu Okutobala, idatcha CEO wa CareCentrix John Driscoll kukhala Purezidenti wa Walgreens’ American Healthcare Unit. Izi zikutsatiridwa ndi makampani azaumoyo kuphatikiza inshuwaransi, chisamaliro ndi katundu wamankhwala m’mabungwe ophatikizika.

A Walgreens adagwirizana chaka chatha kuwirikiza magawo ake ku VillageMD mpaka 63% kuchokera ku 30% kudzera mu ndalama zokwana $5.2 biliyoni. Adayika ndalama kukampaniyi kwa nthawi yoyamba mu 2020 ndi cholinga chomanga zipatala zokwana 700 zachipatala m’malo ake ogulitsa. Idati chaka chatha ichulukitsa chiwerengerochi mpaka 1,000 pofika 2027.

Summit Health, yomwe idapangidwa mu 2019 ndi kuphatikiza kwa Summit Medical Group ndi CityMD, ili ndi opereka chithandizo chamankhwala oyambira 750 ndi othandizira apadera 1,200, pomwe CityMD ili ndi malo pafupifupi 150 osamalira mwachangu, malinga ndi ulaliki wofalitsidwa ndi Walgreens. Ili ndi malo ku New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Pennsylvania ndi Oregon, malinga ndi tsamba lake.

Warburg Pincus, kampani yaku New York yochokera ku New York, idapeza CityMD mu 2017 ndipo idapeza gawo lalikulu ku Summit pambuyo pa kuphatikizika kwa 2019, malinga ndi zomwe ananena panthawiyo.

“Kulumikizana kwa Summit Health-CityMD ku VillageMD ndikusintha kwamakampani azachipatala ku United States ndikulimbitsa kutsimikiza mtima kwathu kuti tipeze mwayi wopeza chithandizo chamankhwala panthawi yonse ya chisamaliro,” adatero Brewer m’mawu ake. Ananenanso kuti, “Ntchitoyi imathandizira mwayi wokulirapo chifukwa chokhalapo pamsika komanso kuchuluka kwa opereka chithandizo ndi odwala pamaphunziro apamwamba, apadera komanso chisamaliro chachangu.”

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