Laura Blodgett, Media Relations
Saint Joseph Mercy Health System
UnitedDHealthcare plan participants to have access to care at all Saint Joseph Mercy Health System facilities
UnitedHealthcare plan participants to have access to care at all Saint Joseph Mercy Health System facilities
• St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor and St. Joseph Mercy Livingston hospitals in southeast Michigan now part of UnitedHealthcare’s care provider network
• New network relationship expands longstanding partnership that previously included Saint Joseph Mercy Health System locations in Macomb, Oakland, St. Clair and Wayne counties
SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (March 19, 2014) — People enrolled in UnitedHealthcare’s employer-sponsored and individual health benefit plans will have access to care provided by St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor and St. Joseph Mercy Livingston beginning April 1.
The expanded network relationship means UnitedHealthcare plan participants will have access to Saint Joseph Mercy Health System’s six hospitals, outpatient health centers and urgent-care facilities, and more than 25 specialty centers.
“We are thrilled to be able to help expand access to care for those in the local community,” said Rob Casalou, president and CEO, St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor and Livingston hospitals.
“UnitedHealthcare and Saint Joseph Mercy Health System look forward to strengthening our joint commitment to deliver broad access to quality health care for our customers in southeast Michigan,” said Wendy Arnone, CEO of UnitedHealthcare of Michigan. “Saint Joseph Mercy Health System is an important provider of health care services, and we know our customers in Livingston and Washtenaw counties will appreciate having access to their high level of care.”
UnitedHealthcare, a UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) company, serves more than 685,000 Michigan residents with a health care provider network of 154 hospitals and more than 20,700 physicians statewide.
About Saint Joseph Mercy Health System
Saint Joseph Mercy Health System (SJMHS) is a health care organization serving six counties in southeast Michigan including Livingston, Macomb, Oakland, St. Clair, Washtenaw and Wayne. It includes 537-bed St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor, 443-bed St. Joseph Mercy Oakland in Pontiac, 304-bed St. Mary Mercy Livonia, 136-bed St. Joseph Mercy Livingston in Howell, 119-bed St. Joseph Mercy Port Huron and 113-bed Chelsea Community Hospital. Combined, the six hospitals are licensed for 1,726 beds, have six outpatient health centers, six urgent care facilities, more than 25 specialty centers; employ more than 14,000 individuals and have a medical staff of nearly 3,200 physicians.
SJMHS is a member of CHE Trinity Health, one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic health care delivery systems in the nation. It serves people and communities in 21 states from coast to coast with 86 hospitals, 109 continuing care facilities and home health and hospice programs that provide nearly 2.8 million visits annually. The organization was formed by the May 2013 consolidation of Trinity Health and Catholic Healthcare East. For more information on health services offered at Saint Joseph Mercy Health System, please visit www.stjoeshealth.org.
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 800,000 physicians and care professionals, and 6,000 hospitals and other care facilities nationwide. Globally, UnitedHealthcare serves more than 45 million people in health benefits and is one of the businesses of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH), a diversified Fortune 50 health and well-being company.