Ontario, Calif., Jan. 5, 2014 – Prime Healthcare is pleased to announce
that it has expanded its contractual agreements with United Healthcare,
which now includes 14 Prime Healthcare hospitals in its coverage.
United Healthcare 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, Shasta Regional Medical
Center in Redding, Sherman Oaks Hospital in Sherman Oaks and West Anaheim
Medical Center in Anaheim.
This agreement gives United Healthcare's insured commercial and Medicare
members access to all of Prime Healthcare's 14 California hospitals.
Previously, only Alvarado Hospital Medical Center, Garden Grove Hospital
Medical Center, and San Dimas Community Hospital had contracts with United
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 Truven Health Analytics (formerly Thomson Reuters).
Additionally, six of the included hospitals were recognized as Top 100
Hospitals in the nation by Truven in 2013. Prime Healthcare hospitals
have been recognized as top 100 hospitals in the nation 21 times.
"We strive to provide quality, affordable healthcare to all of the
communities we serve, and expanding Prime Healthcare's partnership
with United Healthcare will give their members more options for receiving
care," said Prem Reddy, M.D., FACC, FCCP, Chairman, President and
CEO of Prime Healthcare Services.