Retail in healthcare is now seen as an important strategy for hospitals and healthcare systems to generate new, non-reimbursed sources of revenue
Orlando, Florida (PRWEB) April 2, 2007
The healthcare industry's annual conference focused on retail initiatives, Healthcare Retail '07, (http://www.HealthcareRetail07.com) announced today that Alicia Ledlie, Senior Director - Health Business Development of Wal-Mart Stores Inc, will address the conference. Healthcare Retail '07 takes place on April 12 & 13, 2007 at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress in Orlando, Florida.
Ledlie is Senior Director, Health Business Development at Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. In this role she is responsible for identifying new business opportunities to expand customer offerings in the healthcare space. She also oversees the development and rollout of Wal-Mart's in-store medical clinic business model.
Ledlie joined Wal-Mart in 2004, after graduating with an MBA from the London Business School. She began her career at Citigroup, working on HR strategy with their Corporate and Consumer businesses in New York and Italy. Alicia has a Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University.
"As the world's largest retailer, Wal-Mart will have a major impact as it begins to explore ways to increase its healthcare related offerings to its customers. Alicia's presentation will provide unique insights into the company's plans for products, services and potential relationships with hospitals and other healthcare providers. Every hospital executive in America needs to hear this presentation," stated Tony Paquin, CEO of The Paquin Group.
The Healthcare Retail '07 Conference is sponsored by The Paquin Group, the leading specialist in healthcare retail initiatives. Healthcare Retail '07 is the premier meeting event for hospitals and healthcare organizations considering or currently implementing a retail strategy. The sale of healthcare related products generates revenues of more than $400 billion annually. The conference covers a complete range of healthcare retail topics and delivers specific information on how to assess and implement healthcare retail systems to capture a portion of this burgeoning market. These include hospital retail locations, e-commerce solutions, branding strategies, loyalty cards, private label brands, in-room education/television technology and medical day spas.
"Retail in healthcare is now seen as an important strategy for hospitals and healthcare systems to generate new, non-reimbursed sources of revenue," states Paquin.
Registration and information for the conference can be found at http://www.HealthcareRetail07.com or by calling 407-566-1333.
About The Paquin Group
The Paquin Group, the nation's leading specialist in healthcare-based retail, is an alliance of industry leading experts and resources created to assist hospitals in the implementation of healthcare retail strategies. The company's core mission is to increase revenue opportunities and minimize risks for healthcare organizations. As Medicare reimbursement rates continue to be pressured downward and expenses rise, new sources for non-reimbursed revenues are becoming essential to the financial viability of hospitals. The Paquin Group helps hospitals identify and implement these new retail revenue strategies. In addition, the firm organizes the healthcare industry's premier annual meeting event for healthcare retail initiatives, The Healthcare Retail '07 Conference. For more information, visit http://www.ThePaquinGroup.com
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. operates Wal-Mart discount stores, Supercenters, Neighborhood Markets and Sam's Club locations in the United States. The Company operates in Argentina, Brazil, Canada, China, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Japan, Mexico, Nicaragua, Puerto Rico and the United Kingdom. The Company's securities are listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol WMT. More information about Wal-Mart can be found by visiting http://www.walmartfacts.com. Online merchandise sales are available at http://www.walmart.com.