Crozer-Keystone Health System Joins Aetna Better Health Network

PHILADELPHIA--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Aetna® Better Health in Pennsylvania and Crozer-Keystone Health System announced today that they have reached agreement on a new contract that adds the health system to the Medicaid provider’s network in Pennsylvania. The new contract is effective immediately.

Aetna Better Health, Aetna’s (NYSE: AET) Medicaid business, was awarded a contract by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and began offering a Medicaid managed care program in the Commonwealth on April 1, 2010. It currently has approximately 30,000 members across the Southeastern and Lehigh/Capital regions of Pennsylvania. Aetna Better Health has established its Pennsylvania presence and is located at 2000 Market Street in Philadelphia.

“We are pleased to announce this agreement, which enables us to continue our mission of providing high-quality health care to families in our region,” said Joan K. Richards, president and chief executive officer of Crozer-Keystone Health System. “We are excited to work with Aetna Better Health and offer families access to our health system.”

“We strive to provide our members with access to high-quality hospitals and physicians,” said Deborah Nichols, chief executive officer of Aetna Better Health in Pennsylvania. “Crozer-Keystone has a well-deserved reputation for providing a full spectrum of wellness, prevention, acute care, rehabilitation and restorative care to the community.”

Crozer-Keystone includes five hospitals and a comprehensive physician network of primary-care and specialty practices. A leader in community health, it was presented a NOVA Award from the American Hospital Association for its excellence and innovation in community health.

Aetna has a long-time presence in the Pennsylvania health care market. Aetna provides and administers health benefits for more than one million commercial members in the state. In addition to its Medicaid members, the company has offered a Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) for 26,000 low-income Pennsylvania children since 1993, four years before the federal government established its CHIP program.

About Aetna

Aetna is one of the nation’s leading diversified health care benefits companies, serving approximately 36.1 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

About Aetna Better Health

Aetna Better Health is the name for Aetna Medicaid plans in Connecticut, Pennsylvania and Texas. Aetna currently owns and/or administers Medicaid managed health care plans for more than one million members in nine states. In addition, Aetna Medicaid provides comprehensive care management services for more than 277,000 aged and disabled health plan members in eight states, and another 16,000 low income, dually eligible (Medicare and Medicaid) individuals through an Arizona Medicare Advantage Special Needs Plan. For further information, go to

About Crozer-Keystone Health System

Established in 1990, Crozer-Keystone Health System is the largest employer and provider of healthcare services in Delaware County. The system comprises five hospitals as well as a network of primary care and specialty physicians and the Healthplex® Sports Club. Call 1-800-CK-HEALH or visit for more information.


Walt Cherniak, 410-691-1405
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Crozer-Keystone Health System
Kathy Scullin, 610-888-5415
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