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 Thompson 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
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,
Prime Healthcare Services
Ontario, CA-based Prime Healthcare Services (www.primehealthcare.com), with a motto of "Saving Hospitals, Saving Jobs and Saving Lives,"
is one of the largest hospital companies in the nation.
Prime Healthcare was recognized as one of the "15 Top Health Systems"
in the nation in 2013, based on quality of healthcare and patient satisfaction.
It is the third time in five years it has been recognized. In 2013, eight
Prime Healthcare hospitals were ranked among the "100 Top Hospitals"
in the nation by Truven Health Analytics (formerly Thomson Reuters). Prime
Healthcare hospitals have earned the award 21 times. In addition, eight
Prime Healthcare hospitals earned national recognition as "Top Performer
on Key Quality Measures," (Top 18 percent), in 2012 from The Joint
Commission, the leading Medicare accreditation organization in the country.
Through their subsidiaries, Prime Healthcare Services and the non-profit
Prime Healthcare Foundation have more than 20,000 employees and own and
operate 23 acute-care hospitals: Alvarado Hospital Medical Center, Centinela
Hospital Medical Center, Chino Valley Medical Center, Desert Valley Hospital,
Encino Hospital Medical Center, Garden Grove Hospital Medical Center,
Huntington Beach Hospital, La Palma Intercommunity Hospital, Montclair
Hospital Medical Center, Paradise Valley Hospital, San Dimas Community
Hospital, Shasta Regional Medical Center, Sherman Oaks Hospital and West
Anaheim Medical Center – in California, Providence Medical Center
and Saint John Hospital – in Kansas, Saint Mary's Regional Medical
Center – in Nevada, Lower Bucks Hospital and Roxborough Memorial
Hospital – in Pennsylvania, Dallas Medical Center, Harlingen Medical
Center, Knapp Medical Center and Pampa Regional Medical Center – in Texas.