MADISON, N.J. and BENTONVILLE, Ark.
, June 26, 2017-- Quest Diagnostics (NYSE: DGX) and Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
(NYSE: WMT), announced they will be working together to help improve access
to care and, over time, help lower costs for basic healthcare services.
The collaboration will initially launch with a select number of locations
(approximately 15) in Walmart stores in Florida and Texas by the end of
2017. These co-branded sites will initially provide laboratory testing
services. Over time, offerings are expected to expand to include other
basic healthcare services.
"We are proud to expand consumer access to health care through our work
with Walmart," said Steve Rusckowski, Quest Diagnostics chairman, president
and CEO. "By providing laboratory testing and healthcare services where
people also shop, we will make it easier for Walmart customers and their
associates to get the quality diagnostic insights they need in convenient
locations. We are excited to partner with Walmart, one of the world's
leading businesses with a passion for improving the lives of Walmart's
customers and associates."
"At Walmart, we're not only focused on providing accessible, affordable
healthcare, but also working to extend our offerings – truly making our
stores a one-stop shop for our customers' everyday health and wellness
needs," said George Riedl, senior vice president and
president, Walmart Health and Wellness. "We look forward to working with
Quest as we operate in an increasingly dynamic and consumer-centric health
Quest has been a leader in the movement for consumer empowerment in
healthcare. The company has been a strong advocate of the effort to provide
patients with direct access to lab testing in Colorado and Missouri, as
well as through its Sonora Quest Laboratories joint venture in Arizona.
More than five million patients track and access their lab results and
health data through its myQuest by Care360™patient portal and mobile app.
Other consumer offerings include genotyping test services on behalf of
AncestryDNA, a service that today identifies and quantifies an individual's
ethnic origins based on results of DNA testing.
Walmart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT) helps people around the world save money
and live better - anytime and anywhere - in retail stores, online, and
through their mobile devices. Each week, over 260 million customers and
members visit our 11,695 stores under 59 banners in 28 countries and
e-commerce websites in 11 countries. With fiscal year 2017 revenue of
$485.9 billion, Walmart employs approximately 2.3 million associates
worldwide. Walmart continues to be a leader in sustainability, corporate
philanthropy and employment opportunity. Additional information about
Walmart can be found by visiting http://corporate.walmart.com on Facebook
at http://facebook.com/walmart and on Twitter at http://twitter.com/walmart.
About Quest Diagnostics
Quest Diagnostics empowers people to take action to improve health
outcomes. Derived from the world's largest database of clinical lab
results, our diagnostic insights reveal new avenues to identify and treat
disease, inspire healthy behaviors and improve health care management.
Quest annually serves one in three adult Americans and half the physicians
and hospitals in the United States, and our 43,000 employees understand
that, in the right hands and with the right context, our diagnostic
insights can inspire actions that transform lives.
50th Anniversary: In 2017, Quest Diagnostics celebrates 50 years of
life-changing results. To learn about our legacy of accomplishments and
quest to improve healthcare in the future, visit
Quest Diagnostics Contacts:
Denny Moynihan (Media): 973-520-2800
Shawn Bevec (Investors): 973-520-2900
Erin Hulliberger, Walmart Media Relations