Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM), one of the nation's leading health and
well-being companies, has reached an agreement that provides its members
access to Dignity Health facilities in Arizona.
The new network agreement, which takes effect May 1, 2014, includes
Humana's Medicare Advantage (including PPO, HMO and Private Fee for
Service plans), employer groups and individual plan members.
"This agreement provides our Arizona members with access to Dignity
Health's network of respected facilities and health care providers,"
said Victoria Coley, Arizona and Nevada Market Vice President for
Humana's Employer Group segment. "Through this partnership, we've been
able to substantially increase health care options for our members who
live in the East Valley and, soon, the West Valley."
"Humana has a strong Medicare Advantage presence in Arizona. Expanding
our network to include Dignity Health will offer our members a strong
provider network and is key to our continued growth in the market," said
Brendan Baker, Arizona Market President for Humana's Senior Products.
Humana members will have in-network access to St. Joseph's Hospital and
Medical Center, including Barrow's Neurological Institute; Chandler
Regional Medical Center; Mercy Gilbert Medical Center; and the
soon-to-open St. Joseph's Westgate Medical Center. Members will also
have access to Dignity Health's network of nearly 200 physicians and its
care centers in Arizona, including two specialty hospitals, six surgery
centers, four urgent care centers and 30 imaging centers.
"We have always been dedicated to high-quality patient care and to
making the entire heath system work better for patients and their
families," said Carolyn Pace, Vice President of Managed Care at Dignity
Health in Arizona. "We are pleased to be able to respond to the health
care needs of Humana members at our numerous care centers."
About Dignity Health
Dignity Health, one of the nation's five largest health care systems, is
a 21-state network of nearly 10,000 physicians and 56,000 employees who
provide patient-centered care at more than 300 care centers, including
hospitals, urgent and occupational care, imaging centers, home health,
and primary care clinics. Headquartered in San Francisco, Dignity Health
is dedicated to providing compassionate, high-quality and affordable
patient-centered care with special attention to the poor and
underserved. For more information, please visit our website at www.dignityhealth.org.
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Humana Inc., headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, is a leading health
care company that offers a wide range of insurance products and health
and wellness services that incorporate an integrated approach to
lifelong well-being. By leveraging the strengths of its core businesses,
Humana believes it can better explore opportunities for existing and
emerging adjacencies in health care that can further enhance wellness
opportunities for the millions of people across the nation with whom the
company has relationships.
More information regarding Humana is available to investors via the
Investor Relations page of the company's web site at www.humana.com,
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