Walmart has appointed Dr. Cheryl Pegus as the company’s evp/health and wellness. In this role, Pegus will further develop Walmart’s health care vision, leading health and wellness across the Walmart enterprise.
Pegus will report to Walmart U.S. CEO John Furner, and her first day with Walmart will be December 21.
She joins Walmart from her most recent role as Cambia Health Solution’s president of consumer health solutions and chief medical officer, where she was responsible for clinical and consumer strategy to increase access to affordable, equitable care. After working in private practice for several years as a cardiologist, Pegus joined Pfizer where she focused on the development of clinical protocols and early disease management programs. She also served at Aetna, where her work supported a focus on wellness, women’s health, health equity initiatives and predictive analytics. Dr. Pegus served as the first chief medical officer at Walgreens.
“I am thrilled to welcome Dr. Pegus to the Walmart family to advance our efforts to continue exploring health care solutions for customers and associates, and helping Americans live better— and healthier,” said Furner. “She is an exceptional leader who will help us deliver care of the highest quality that people can receive at the right time, regardless of insurance coverage. This has never been more important as it is now, while the pandemic continues to put a strain on our health care system.”