Tenet Announces Agreement with Keystone Mercy Health Plan

DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Tenet Healthcare Corporation (NYSE: THC) today announced that it has reached an agreement with Keystone Mercy Health Plan that covers Hahnemann University Hospital and St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children in Philadelphia, PA. The agreement also covers physicians employed by subsidiaries of the two hospitals. Financial terms of the agreement were not released.

Keystone Mercy, which is a Medicaid managed care program, serves more than 300,000 members in the Philadelphia area.

“This new agreement allows us to continue providing high quality care to the members of Keystone Mercy Health Plan,” said Stephen L. Newman, M.D., Tenet’s chief operating officer. “Hahnemann University Hospital and St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children offer patients access to a number of nationally recognized programs.”

“Together, these hospitals and their doctors offer a unique mix of adult and pediatric specialty services that makes them a key part of the Philadelphia community and we are pleased that our members can continue to use their programs and services,” said Jay Feldstein, D.O., president, PA Managed Care Plans, Keystone Mercy Health Plan.

Keystone Mercy Health Plan also has an agreement with Drexel University College of Medicine, which represents Hahnemann’s largest contingent of physicians.

Tenet Healthcare Corporation is a health care services company whose subsidiaries and affiliates own and operate acute care hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers and diagnostic imaging centers. Tenet’s hospitals and related healthcare facilities are committed to providing high quality care to patients in the communities they serve. For more information, please visit www.tenethealth.com.

Keystone Mercy Health Plan, a member of the AmeriHealth Mercy Family of Companies, is a Medical Assistance (Medicaid) managed care health plan serving more than 300,000 Medical Assistance recipients in southeastern Pennsylvania. Headquartered in Philadelphia, Keystone Mercy Health Plan is a mission-driven company dedicated to helping members get care, stay well, and build healthy communities. For more information, visit www.keystonemercy.com.

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Tenet Healthcare Corporation
Rick Black, 469-893-2647
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Thomas Rice, 469-893-2522
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Keystone Mercy Media:
Sonya Evans-Johnson, 215-937-8369
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