Walmart names VP of Care Clinics

Walmart named Sandra Ryan to the newly created position of VP, Walmart Care Clinics, health and wellness division. The big-box retailer's Care Clinic model opened 17 clinics in Texas, Georgia and South Carolina last year.

The new Walmart VP has more than 25 years of health care and leadership experience.

Ryan joins Walmart from CareCam Health Systems, where she was chief clinical officer for two years. CareCam Health Systems focuses on using mobile technology to improve patients' adherence to care management plans.

She was also one of the founding officers who started the retail health clinic operator, Take Care Health Systems, which was acquired by Walgreens in 2007. Ryan worked with Walgreens' chief medical officer in clinical governance, research and quality initiatives. She led the development and implementation of integrated technology, the creation of evidenced-based guidelines, and legislative efforts to prevent barriers to care.

Considered the first chief nurse practitioner officer in the convenient care industry, Ryan is a fellow for the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and the American Academy of Nursing. Story