Walgreen's Gregory Wasson will be the thirteenth director on the company's board
The addition gives Verizon another link to the health care sector, which now accounts for nearly a fifth of the U.S. economy. Verizon, AT&T and other wireless companies have been working to incorporate their technology into health care delivery, via everything from doctor-patient teleconferencing to smartphone applications to help manage diseases.
Wasson has been Walgreens president and CEO since February 2009. Walgreen, based in Deerfield, Ill., operates 8,385 locations with 240,000 employees.