CYPRESS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- UnitedHealthcare has announced a new network relationship with Integrated Healthcare Holdings, Inc. (IHHI), giving UnitedHealthcare commercial and Medicare health plan customers access to care provided by IHHI’s four hospitals in Orange County.
IHHI owns and operates Chapman Medical Center, Coastal Community Hospital, Western Medical Center Anaheim and Western Medical Center Santa Ana. The new agreement is effective immediately.
“UnitedHealthcare and IHHI look forward to strengthening our shared commitment to deliver broad access to quality, affordable health care for our customers throughout the Orange County area,” said David Anderson, CEO, UnitedHealthcare of Southern California. “The IHHI hospital system is an important provider of health care services, and we know our customers appreciate having local access to the four hospitals’ outstanding services.”
“Integrated Healthcare Holdings is pleased to have reached a fair and mutually beneficial agreement with UnitedHealthcare,” said Ken Westbrook, Chief Executive Officer of Integrated Healthcare Holdings, Inc. “We are confident that UnitedHealthcare patients will receive quality care, and we look forward to building on our relationship with UnitedHealthcare.”
Founded in 2003, IHHI is a publicly traded hospital management company that serves Orange County residents with a total of 762 beds, 3,201 employees and 1,438 physicians.
UnitedHealthcare, a UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) company, serves nearly 2.4 million Californians with a health care provider network statewide of nearly 50,000 physicians and 307 hospitals.
UnitedHealthcare (www.unitedhealthcare.com) provides a full spectrum of consumer-oriented health benefit plans and services. The company organizes access to quality, affordable health care services on behalf of approximately 25 million individual consumers, contracting directly with more than 600,000 physicians and care professionals and 5,000 hospitals nationwide to offer them broad, convenient access to services nationwide. UnitedHealthcare is one of the businesses of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH), a diversified Fortune 50 health and well-being company.
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