Aetna Inc. : Aetna Adds Memorial Hermann to Network of Medicare Advantage Hospitals in Houston
08/03/2012| 03:45pm US/Eastern
Aetna (NYSE: AET)
announced today that Memorial Hermann has been added to its network of
participating hospitals for Medicare Advantage members. Memorial
Hermann, which has been part of Aetna's commercial network for more than
20 years, agreed to a contract for Aetna Medicare Advantage members.
Members of Aetna Medicare Advantage plans can receive care at in-network
rates from all Memorial Hermann facilities, which includes 12 hospitals.
"Aetna is very pleased to announce this collaboration with Memorial
Hermann," said Barb Wilkinson, head of Aetna's Medicare Advantage
operation for Texas. "We are proud to offer our customers broad access
to high quality hospitals and providers in Texas. This agreement now
expands that access for our Medicare Advantage members in the Houston
"Memorial Hermann is pleased to join with Aetna Medicare to offer
Medicare Advantage beneficiaries expanded access to our facilities which
allows us the opportunity to broaden our mission of providing high
quality health services to advance the health of people in southeast
Texas," said Jeff Brownawell, Memorial Hermann's chief revenue officer.
Aetna provides Medicare Advantage plans to approximately 9,200
beneficiaries in the state.
About Memorial Hermann
An integrated health system, Memorial Hermann is known for world-class
clinical expertise, patient-centered care, leading edge technology, and
innovation. The system, with its exceptional medical staff and more than
20,000 employees, serves Southeast Texas and the Greater Houston
community. Memorial Hermann's 12 hospitals include three hospitals in
the Texas Medical Center, including a level I trauma center, a hospital
for children and a rehabilitation hospital, eight suburban hospitals,
and a second rehabilitation hospital in Katy. The system also operates
three Heart & Vascular Institute locations, the Mischer Neuroscience
Institute, the Ironman Sports Medicine Institute, an air ambulance,
cancer, imaging and surgery centers, sports medicine and rehabilitation
centers, outpatient laboratories, a chemical dependency treatment
center, a home health agency, a retirement community and a nursing home.
To learn more, visit www.memorialhermann.org.
Aetna is one of the nation's leading diversified health care benefits
companies, serving approximately 36.7 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. Our
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.
Anjie Coplin, 214-549-1553
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