We have big plans for the future
Rite Aid is on the front lines of delivering healthcare services and retail products to more than 1.6 million Americans each day.
Through our RxEvolution strategy, Rite Aid is re-imagining the neighborhood pharmacy as a destination for total health and wellness – the place where traditional medicine and alternative therapies come together in perfect harmony.
We believe in the power of pharmacy to provide trusted and accessible care that helps our customers go beyond healthy and get thriving. An essential part of our RxEvolution includes empowering our pharmacists to engage more with customers – while also updating our product mix to favor better-for-you and free-from options that our customers value.
Rite Aid has more than 2,400 retail pharmacy locations across 18 states, and Elixir, a pharmacy benefit management company that serves approximately 4 million members nationwide.
President and Chief Executive Officer
Heyward Donigan was appointed Rite Aid’s president and chief executive officer in August 2019. Before joining Rite Aid, Donigan was president and chief executive officer of Sapphire Digital, which designs and develops omnichannel platforms that help consumers choose their best fit healthcare providers. In that role, Donigan led Sapphire Digital’s strategy and operations to record growth and consumer engagement.
Prior to Sapphire Digital, Donigan was president and chief executive officer of ValueOptions, then the nation’s largest independent behavioral health improvement company, where she drove innovation through disciplined execution and grew company revenues to over $1 billion.
Previously, Donigan served as executive vice president & chief marketing officer at Premera Blue Cross, where, she was responsible for driving profitable growth across the individual, small group, mid-market and national account businesses, and helped the company achieve record growth and profits.
Earlier in her career, Donigan served as senior vice president of all operations at Cigna Healthcare. She has also held executive roles at General Electric, Empire BCBS and U.S. Healthcare, and previously served on the Board of Directors at several public companies, including Kindred Healthcare.
Donigan holds a master’s of public administration from New York University. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Virginia.
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Health Dialog, part of the Rite Aid family of healthcare companies, provides total population health services to risk-bearing organizations such as health plans, providers, and self-insured employers. We help our clients improve quality of care and reduce healthcare costs while empowering their individual members to make informed health and wellness decisions. Our integrated, multi-channel health coaching services—including member engagement and medication adherence programs, multi-channel health coaching, and shared decision making tools—are powered by best-in-class analytics and administered by our highly-trained healthcare professionals.
Our unique approach to pharmacy benefits helps more than 20 million patients get access to life changing and often lifesaving medications. Elixir was born from a desire to create a better way for people to get the prescription drugs they need. Over the years, we’ve been thoughtful about our growth and now own all of the pieces needed to optimize the full pharmacy care experience. As a part of the Rite Aid Corporation— one of the nation’s leading drugstore chains— Elixir is poised to maintain our rapid growth and continuous innovation.
At Elixir, there are many ways to grow with opportunities and engaging career paths for self-motivated, strong performers who want stepping-stones and career advancement. We have administrative, management, technical and clinical positions available in the areas of pharmacy benefit management, medication dispensing, Part D prescription plans and prescription savings plans.
Rite Aid Virtual Care, powered by RediClinic, connects you with a live board-certified clinician through a video visit from the comfort of your home.
Using your own device, a clinician can diagnose and treat common medical conditions, as well as write and electronically send prescriptions, if necessary.