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Kroger's McMullen newest member of CEO Roundtable

By Mike Troy - 02/20/2020

Kroger chairman and CEO Rodney McMullen is the newest member of the American Heart Association (AHA) CEO Roundtable. McMullen joins more than 40 CEOs, including top executives from CVS Health, Walgreens Boots Alliance and Johnson & Johnson to serve on the seven year old organization.

The CEO Roundtable is dedicated to implementing evidence-based approaches to workplace health. Together, the leadership collaborative works to design, test, evaluate and scale workplace health initiatives.

"Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S., directly impacting our associates, customers and communities every day," said McMullen. "I believe that through food education, engagement and innovation, we can change the way Americans think about their heart health and overall well-being. I'm honored to represent The Kroger Co. as a member of the American Heart Association CEO Roundtable, and I am excited to partner with my fellow roundtable members to turn actionable health strategies into results."

For the third consecutive year, Kroger Health is offering free heart health screenings to customers throughout American Heart Month. The one-on-one consultations, performed by Kroger Health's licensed healthcare professionals, provide customers with personalized health and wellness recommendations based on cholesterol, blood pressure, body mass index (BMI) and blood glucose results. The free screenings are available at more than 2,000 Kroger Family of Pharmacies locations through Saturday, Feb. 29.

"Our vision is to help people live healthier lives," said Colleen Lindholz, president of Kroger Health. "By offering free heart health screenings this February, we hope to encourage our customers to proactively safeguard their heart health, not only during American Heart Month, but also throughout their lifelong health and wellness journey."

Since 2017, Kroger's Family of Pharmacies has provided more than 85,000 free heart health screenings as part of Kroger Health's mission to simplify the way healthcare is delivered in America.

Here's who else is on the board.


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