Prime Healthcare and Aetna Health of California Sign Network Wide Agreement for Southern California Hospitals
Ontario, Calif., April 17, 2013 – Prime Healthcare is pleased to announce that it has executed a system wide contract for its 13 hospitals in Southern California with Aetna Health of California.
Effective immediately, Aetna members will be able to receive care at in-network benefit levels from Alvarado Hospital Medical Center in San Diego, Centinela Hospital Medical Center in Inglewood, Chino Valley Medical Center in Chino, Desert Valley Hospital in Victorville, Encino Hospital Medical Center in Encino, Garden Grove Medical Center in Garden Grove, Huntington Beach Hospital in Huntington Beach, La Palma Intercommunity Hospital in La Palma, Montclair Hospital Medical Center in Montclair Paradise Valley Hospital in National City, San Dimas Community Hospital in San Dimas, Sherman Oaks Hospital in Sherman Oaks and West Anaheim Medical Center in Anaheim.
This agreement gives Aetna insured members, both commercial and Senior, access to all Prime Healthcare hospitals throughout Southern California. Prime Healthcare has been recognized as one of the Top 15 Health systems in the Nation three times, in 2009, 2012 and 2013, based on the high quality of patient care by Thomson Reuters and Truven Health Analytics.
"Partnering with Aetna and finalizing this agreement allows us to expand our relationship and cover all of the Prime Healthcare hospitals in Southern California," said Prem Reddy, M.D., FACC, FCCP, Chairman, President and CEO of Prime Healthcare Services. "Aetna provides health benefits in many of the communities that Prime Healthcare hospitals serve."
"We are pleased to welcome the Prime Health facilities back to our network in Southern California and provide our members with additional access to high-quality health care facilities and services at in-network benefit levels," said Shawn Forrester, Aetna's network head for Southern California.
Aetna is one of the nation's leading diversified health care benefits companies, serving approximately 37.3 million people with information and resources to help them make better informed decisions about their health care. Aetna offers a broad range of traditional, voluntary and consumer-directed health insurance products and related services, including medical, pharmacy, dental, behavioral health, group life and disability plans, and medical management capabilities, Medicaid health care management services and health information technology services. Aetna's customers include employer groups, individuals, college students, part-time and hourly workers, health plans, health care providers, governmental units, government-sponsored plans, labor groups and expatriates. For more information, see www.aetna.com.
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