Published on November 1, 2023, 4:14 pm

Neal Sample has been appointed as the EVP and CIO of Walgreens. He will be responsible for enhancing the company's IT capabilities and driving digital innovation, particularly in expanding healthcare delivery services. This move reflects Walgreens' commitment to leveraging technology and digital solutions to improve customer experiences and deliver quality healthcare services.

Neal Sample has been appointed as the Executive Vice President (EVP) and Chief Information Officer (CIO) of Walgreens, according to an announcement by CEO Tim Wentworth. Sample, who previously served in an advisory role, will be joining the retail pharmacy company during a time of transition.

Walgreens recently named Tim Wentworth as CEO, following the departure of Rosalind Brewer. Wentworth previously worked as the CEO of Express Scripts while Sample was there. In his new role as CIO, Sample will be responsible for enhancing Walgreens’ IT capabilities and driving digital innovation.

One of the key areas of focus for Walgreens is expanding its healthcare delivery services. The company has invested $5.2 billion to expand its stake in medical network provider VillageMD and has also acquired Summit Health in a nearly $9 billion deal. Sample will lead the implementation of IT initiatives and digital innovation projects to improve the digital experience for customers and patients.

In addition to his responsibilities related to IT, Sample will play a crucial role in advancing Walgreens’ pharmacy strength and advancing healthcare delivery.

This strategic appointment reflects Walgreens’ commitment to leveraging technology and digital solutions to enhance customer experiences while delivering quality healthcare services.

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