Jun 26, 2015, 15:28 PM
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UnitedHealthcare plan participants have continued, uninterrupted access to Salem hospitals and physicians
Salem Health and UnitedHealthcare have renewed their network relationship, giving people enrolled in UnitedHealthcare individual, employer-sponsored and Medicare Advantage plans continued, uninterrupted access to Salem Health’s hospitals, services and care providers. The renewed relationship is effective July 1, 2015.
“We understand how important health insurance is to our patients,” said Matt Miller, director of contracts and payer relations for Salem Health. “Salem Health is the premier provider of health care in the region, and we are pleased to be moving forward with UnitedHealthcare on a new agreement and ensuring access to services for our shared patients.”
“We appreciate the important role Salem Health plays as a local provider of health care services, and we are grateful for its commitment to improving health care quality and reducing costs,” said Tandy Kooch-Cleaver, CEO, UnitedHealthcare of Oregon. “Our renewed relationship will lay the foundation for continued collaboration and will ensure thousands of people in Salem continue to receive quality care.”
In Oregon, UnitedHealthcare serves more than 350,000 people enrolled in individual, employer-sponsored, Medicare and TRICARE health plans.
Salem Health’s Salem Hospital is one of Oregon’s largest hospitals and operates the busiest emergency department between Seattle and San Francisco, and serves patients in Marion, Polk, Benton, Lincoln and Yamhill counties.
About Salem Health
Salem Health is comprised of Salem Hospital, West Valley Hospital, Willamette Health Partners and other affiliated health care organizations offering exceptional care to people in and around Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley. The prestigious 2015 Truven Health 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals named Salem Hospital among the highest performing hospitals in the nation—and the only Oregon hospital, and one of two Pacific Northwest hospitals, to receive this honor. “Like” us on Facebook; follow us on Twitter; and view us at YouTube.
UnitedHealthcare is dedicated to helping people nationwide live healthier lives by simplifying the health care experience, meeting consumer health and wellness needs, and sustaining trusted relationships with care providers. The company offers the full spectrum of health benefit programs for individuals, employers, military service members, retirees and their families, and Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries, and contracts directly with more than 850,000 physicians and care professionals, and 6,000 hospitals and other care facilities nationwide. UnitedHealthcare is one of the businesses of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH), a diversified Fortune 50 health and well-being company. For more information, visit UnitedHealthcare at www.uhc.com or follow @myUHC on Twitter.