ROCHELLE, IL—October 3, 2011 – Walmart (NYSE: WMT) and Rochelle Medical Group, LLC, a part of Rochelle Community Hospital today announced Rochelle's newest location for basic health care services – "The FastCare Clinic at Walmart" operated by Rochelle Medical Group, LLC. This convenient care clinic will open on November 1, 2011 inside the Walmart located at 311 East Highway 38 in Rochelle.
The clinic will provide convenient, affordable access to basic health care services, seven days a week, with no appointment necessary. The walk-in health clinic is the first owned and operated by Rochelle Community Hospital in a Walmart. The clinic will be open for walk-in care Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-8 p.m., Saturdays 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Sundays 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and on holidays from 10 a.m.-2 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:
• Cold and flu symptoms
• Ear ache/ infections
• Insect bites and stings
• Minor burns, rashes and skin infections
• Seasonal allergies
• Sinus infections • Sore throat
• Suture removal
• Upper respiratory infections
• Urinary tract infections
"We have an excellent working relationship with Walmart that will help us serve our patients and our community better," said Bruce Peterson, CEO of Rochelle Community Hospital. "That's because our clinic inside Walmart will be staffed with licensed health care providers, including evenings, weekends and holidays. At our other locations, we have learned how important this is to families who need quality care on a walk-in basis."
"Walmart is dedicated to serving our customers and our communities, and this type of clinic helps expand their access to quality health care," said Bruce Shepard, Walmart's director of healthcare innovations. With the opening of this clinic, there will be more than 130 in-store clinics in Walmart stores throughout the country. For further information about "The Clinic at Walmart", please visit www.walmart.com/clinics.
About Rochelle Community Hospital
Located 25 miles south of Rockford and 75 miles west of Chicago, Rochelle Community Hospital (RCH) has been a cornerstone of the Rochelle community for nearly a century. The critical-access hospital offers a variety of services classified as 360° Care – including a Multi-Specialty Center and Fitness Center on site. RCH serves Ogle, northern Lee and western DeKalb counties by providing emergency care, diagnostic imaging, home healthcare resources, rehabilitation, occupational health, inpatient and outpatient surgery, and a variety of other outpatient services within the community. For additional information, check www.rcha.net or call 815-562-2181.
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.