Aetna and Sutter Health Sign New Contract

-- Two-year deal keeps Sutter facilities in Aetna’s network --

SACRAMENTO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Aetna (NYSE: AET) and Sutter Health today announced that they have reached agreement on a two-year contract renewal maintaining network access for Aetna members in Northern California.

With this agreement, members of Aetna commercial plans can receive covered benefits, at in-network rates, from Sutter Health hospitals and ancillary facilities.

The contract also keeps the physicians and health care providers at the Sutter facilities as participating network providers.

“Aetna is pleased to extend its long-term relationship with Sutter Health,” said Brendhan Green, Aetna’s vice president of network operations for Northern California. “We were able to come to terms on a new agreement that preserves access for our members in Northern California without disruption.”

“Sutter Health is pleased that Aetna members will continue to benefit from our comprehensive network of hospitals, physicians and other medical services through this new, multi-year agreement,” said Sutter Health President and CEO Pat Fry.

About Sutter Health

Serving patients and their families in more than 100 Northern California cities and towns, Sutter Health doctors, not-for-profit hospitals and other health care service providers share resources and expertise to advance health care quality and access. The Sutter Medical Network includes many of California’s top-performing, highest quality physician organizations as measured annually by the Integrated Healthcare Association. Sutter-affiliated hospitals are regional leaders in cardiac care, women’s and children’s services, cancer care, orthopedics and advanced patient safety technology.

About Aetna

Aetna is one of the nation's leading diversified health care benefits companies, serving approximately 36.3 million people with information and resources to help them make better informed decisions about their health care. Aetna offers a broad range of traditional, voluntary 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


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