Prime Healthcare announced on April 17, 2013, 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 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.
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.