Prime Healthcare and Health Net of California Sign Network Wide Agreement for California Hospitals

ONTARIO, Calif., Oct. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Prime Healthcare Services is pleased to announce that it has contracted with Health Net of California for 14 of its hospitals.

Effective as of September 1, 2013, Health Net 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 Health Net's insured commercial, Medicare and Medi-Cal members access to 14 of Prime Healthcare's hospitals. Additionally, members enrolled in Health Net through the Covered California health insurance exchange will have in-network coverage at Prime Healthcare's Southern California Hospitals.

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, eight 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.

"Partnering with Health Net and finalizing this agreement allows us to expand our relationship with managed care health plans and provide affordable healthcare to a greater portion of California," said Prem Reddy, M.D., FACC, FCCP, Chairman, President and CEO of Prime Healthcare Services. "Health Net provides health benefits in many of the communities that Prime Healthcare hospitals serve."

"We are pleased to recontract with Prime Healthcare facilities in Southern California and provide our members with additional hospital access," said Carol Aroyan, regional health plan officer for Health Net.

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. This is the third time Prime Healthcare has earned this recognition in five years. 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.

SOURCE Prime Healthcare Services



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