October 12, 2012

Walmart Workers To Get No-Cost Surgery At Mayo Clinic, Other Top Hospitals

By Kelley Luckstein

Walmart employees will now be able to get heart, spine and transplant surgeries at six of the nation's most prestigious hospitals at no cost, the world's largest retailer announced Thursday. Under what Walmart calls the "Centers of Excellence" program, employees and dependents enrolled in the company's health benefits won't pay out-of-pocket for medical care or related travel when they receive complex, expensive procedures including open-heart surgery, spinal fusion and organ transplants at select facilities. The Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio and the Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pa., are among the health systems participating in the program.

Additional coverage: Sacramento Bee, RTT News, BusinessWeek, Seattle Times, Modern Healthcare, Walmart News, Post-Bulletin, Chicago Tribune, CNBC


Huffington Post by Jeffrey Young

Tags: Centers of Excellence program, Cleveland Clinic, free surgery, Geisinger Medical Center, Huffington Post, Mayo Clinic Rochester, Transplant, Walmart

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