Washington Hospital and UnitedHealthcare Extend Network Relationship

UnitedHealthcare Plan Participants in Tri-City Continue to Have Access to Quality Care at Washington Hospital

FREMONT, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Washington Hospital and UnitedHealthcare have extended their network relationship, providing UnitedHealthcare employer, individual and Medicare plan participants with continued access to Washington Hospital’s health care services.

Washington Hospital provides comprehensive health care services to Alameda County residents, including 24-hour emergency care, childbirth and family services, cardiac surgery, outpatient surgery, rehabilitation services and hospice care, among other services.

“We are very pleased UnitedHealthcare patients living and working in the Tri-City community will have continued access to Washington Hospital, one of the region’s best,” said Nancy Farber, CEO, Washington Hospital Healthcare System. “Thanks to the commitment of both UnitedHealthcare and Washington Hospital, patients will experience no interruption in service.”

“Washington Hospital is an important provider of health care services in this area, giving our customers local access to quality, cost-effective care,” said Dan Rosenthal, CEO, UnitedHealthcare Employer & Individual of Northern California. “We are pleased to extend our relationship with Washington Hospital and know our customers will be well served by its outstanding nurses, physicians and administrators.”

Washington Hospital has received numerous awards for quality including the 2011 HealthGrades Award for Patient Safety Excellence, which ranked the hospital among the top 5 percent in the nation for patient safety, and the only hospital in the East Bay to earn such a distinction. In addition, Washington Hospital’s Center for Joint Replacement (CJR) is ranked as the top joint replacement program in California and the hospital’s Stroke Program ranks in the top 15 percent in the nation.

About Washington Hospital Healthcare System

Washington Township Health Care District is governed by an elected board and includes Washington Hospital Healthcare System. Unlike a municipal or county hospital, Washington Hospital’s operating expenses, research, community programs, and employee salaries are funded by revenues generated through providing patient and other health care services. Washington Hospital Healthcare System includes a 359-bed acute-care hospital; the Taylor McAdam Bell Neuroscience Institute; The Gamma Knife® Center; Washington Radiation Oncology Center; Washington Outpatient Surgery Center; Washington Outpatient Rehabilitation Center; Washington Outpatient Catheterization Laboratory; Washington Center for Joint Replacement; the Institute for Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery; and Washington West, a complex which houses Washington Women’s Center, Outpatient Imaging Center and additional outpatient hospital services and administrative facilities.

About UnitedHealthcare

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 and Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries, and contracts directly with more than 650,000 physicians and care professionals and 5,000 hospitals nationwide. UnitedHealthcare serves more than 38 million people and is one of the businesses of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH), a diversified Fortune 50 health and well-being company.

(For more information, please contact Christopher Brown, Director of Community Relations, Washington Hospital Healthcare System, (510) 791-3417.)



CONTACT:

Washington Hospital Healthcare System
Christopher Brown, 510-791-3417
Director of Community Relations

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