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The Clinic at Walmart, operated by Saint Mary’s Medical Group, now open


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RENO, Nev. – Walmart (NYSE: WMT) and Saint Mary’s Medical Group have joined together to open the region’s newest location for basic healthcare services, The Clinic at Walmart, operated by Saint Mary’s Medical Group. This convenient retail healthcare clinic is now open and is located inside the Walmart at 5065 Pyramid Highway in Spanish Springs.

“We are committed to providing convenient and quality healthcare options to our patients, and are excited about being the first provider in northern Nevada to offer this new healthcare option,” said Dan Ferguson, MD, chief medical officer for Saint Mary’s Medical Group.  “The new clinic will allow patients to take an active role in preventive healthcare by taking advantage of the many screenings and wellness options available.”

The clinic will provide convenient, affordable access to basic healthcare services, seven days a week, with no appointment necessary. The walk-in health clinic is the region’s first retail clinic. The clinic will be open for walk-in care Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

For busy customers who need care, especially after working hours or on weekends, the clinic will treat common health ailments and offer routine services. These include, but are not limited to, the following: routine physical examinations, immunizations, acute bronchitis/cough, allergic conditions, minor medical conditions and injuries, diagnostic laboratory testing, and counseling and diagnostic testing for common medical conditions.

“Walmart is dedicated to serving our customers and our communities, and this type of clinic helps expand their access to quality healthcare,” said Bruce Shepard, Walmart’s director of healthcare innovations. “Saint Mary’s Medical Group is a highly respected healthcare provider, so we know this new clinic will serve our customers well.”

With the opening of this clinic, there will be 90 in-store clinics in Walmart stores across 21 states. For further information about The Clinic at Walmart, please visit www.walmart.com/clinics or call 775-770-SMMG (7664).

About Saint Mary’s Medical Group

Saint Mary’s Medical Group (SMMG), a service of Saint Mary’s Primary Care Plus, offer ongoing, comprehensive and accessible healthcare for the Reno Sparks community.    A leading healthcare provider in northern Nevada, the dedicated medical team and primary care physicians at Saint Mary’s Medical Group work to establish a close and trusting relationship with patients and provide preventative healthcare for the whole family, treat common illnesses and injuries, and help coordinate patient medical care from checkups and immunizations to x-rays and hospital admissions.  Saint Mary’s Medical Group offers five convenient primary and urgent care locations and nine physicians available by scheduled and same-day appointment to manage your healthcare needs.  For more information, please visit www.saintmarysmedicalgroup.com.



About Saint Mary’s

In 2010 Saint Mary’s celebrates 102 years of delivering compassionate, high-quality, affordable health services to northern Nevada. Founded in 1908 by the Dominican Sisters of San Rafael, Saint Mary’s is a member of the Catholic Healthcare West family of hospitals and medical centers in Arizona, California, and Nevada. As a fully integrated, faith-based healthcare system with 380 licensed beds, approximately 2,300 employees, 850 affiliated physicians, and 300 volunteers, Saint Mary’s provides a wide variety of inpatient, outpatient, and community services to go Well Beyond for the community we serve.  For more information, please visit www.saintmarysreno.org.


About Walmart
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT), or “Walmart,” serves customers and members more than 200 million times per week at more than 8,400 retail units under 55 different banners in 15 countries. With fiscal year 2010 sales of $405 billion, Walmart employs more than 2 million associates worldwide. A leader in sustainability, corporate philanthropy and employment opportunity, Walmart ranked first among retailers in Fortune Magazine’s 2009 Most Admired Companies survey. Additional information about Walmart can be found by visiting www.walmartstores.com and on Twitter at http://Twitter.com/Walmartnews.  Online merchandise sales are available at www.walmart.com and www.samsclub.com.

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