McKesson Corporation is a healthcare information technology, medical-surgical supplies and pharmaceutical distributor. As a healthcare information technology distributor, McKesson provides numerous healthcare entities with electronic medical records, data analyses, and facility management software. The company was founded in 1833 by John McKesson and Charles Olcott and was originally called Olcott & McKesson. Olcott & Mckesson was originally based in New York and created to sell imported chemicals and therapeutic drugs.
Now, McKesson is headquartered in San Francisco and employees over 76,000 people. They are the largest healthcare services corporation in the nation with more than $179 billion in annual revenue. The corporation, which is ran by CEO John Hammergren, has one of the highest annual sales in the United States. McKesson bases their business practice around shared values. According to www.mckesson.com, “McKesson is in business for better health. As a company working with health care stakeholders in every setting, we are charting the course toward a stronger, more sustainable future for the entire industry.”
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