Aetna Signs Three-Year Contract Extension with Grand View Hospital

PHILADELPHIA--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Aetna (NYSE: AET) announced today that it has signed a three-year contract extension with Grand View Hospital, assuring continued in-network access for its members in the Philadelphia area.

Under this new agreement, which took effect Oct. 1, Aetna members will be able to continue receiving covered services, at in-network rates, from Grand View Hospital in Sellersville, as well as the Pennsburg, Harleysville, and Sellersville Outpatient Centers, and the Upper Bucks Health and Diagnostic Center in Quakertown. Under previously negotiated agreements, Grand View Medical Company, High Point Cancer Center, and Grand View Medical Practices also accept Aetna health insurance.

"Aetna has an extensive network of contracted hospitals and physician groups in the five-county Philadelphia area. We’ve maintained a positive, long-term relationship with Grand View Hospital, and we’re very pleased to extend that relationship by another three years,” said Robert Kleman, Aetna’s vice president of network management for Southeast Pennsylvania.

“Grand View is pleased to continue serving Aetna members throughout Upper Bucks and Northeastern Montgomery counties,” said Stuart H. Fine, chief executive officer. “It is our mission to make quality health care available and accessible to our community.”

Aetna provides health benefits to more than 1 million people in Pennsylvania. In Southeast Pennsylvania, members have access to a network that includes 67 contracted hospitals and more than 18,000 primary care physicians and specialists.

About Grand View Hospital

Grand View Hospital, Bucks County’s first hospital, has provided residents of Bucks and Montgomery counties with comprehensive health care services since 1913. Grand View offers a range of inpatient and outpatient care, particularly emphasizing the areas of surgery and orthopedics, women's and children's health, cancer treatment, and heart and vascular care.

Grand View Hospital received five stars in 2010 for total knee replacement from HealthGrades®, the nation’s leading health care ratings organization. Grand View is also the only hospital in Bucks and Montgomery counties to receive a five-star rating in total joint replacement in 2010.

About Aetna

Aetna is one of the nation’s leading diversified health care benefits companies, serving approximately 35.8 million people with information and resources to help them make better informed decisions about their health care. Aetna offers a broad range of traditional and consumer-directed health insurance products and related services, including medical, pharmacy, dental, behavioral health, group life and disability plans, and medical management capabilities and health care management services for Medicaid plans. Our customers include employer groups, individuals, college students, part-time and hourly workers, health plans, governmental units, government-sponsored plans, labor groups and expatriates. For more information, see www.aetna.com. To learn more about Aetna's innovative online tools, visit www.aetnatools.com.



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