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UnitedHealthcare renews contract with Saint Mary’s

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United enrollees may continue to access hospital services, primary care, urgent care and Walmart-based clinics without paying out-of-network charges

UnitedHealthcare has announced its continued partnership with Saint Mary’s, with a renewed contract effective Dec. 28, 2011. The contract includes all United Healthcare products: Commercial HMO, Choice Plus PPO, Secure Horizons and Options PPO. The renewed contract ensures that UnitedHealthcare members can continue to access healthcare services through Saint Mary’s and its affiliates, with no gap in network coverage. This includes hospital care (i.e., emergency services, inpatient/outpatient care), care provided in outpatient settings (i.e., lab and imaging), as well as primary care, urgent care and Walmart retail clinics provided via Saint Mary’s Medical Group.

“Our longstanding partnership with UnitedHealthcare is a testament to the quality of care Saint Mary’s provides,” said Mike Uboldi, president and CEO at Saint Mary’s. “We are dedicated to the health of this community and know the importance of having choice when it comes to our patients’ healthcare decisions.”

Saint Mary’s, a member of Catholic Healthcare West, has served the northern Nevada community for nearly 104 years. As a community partner, Saint Mary’s has continued to expand access to healthcare through its hospital-based services and Medical Group.

Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center, located in downtown Reno, continues to offer access to top doctors and leading technologies, such as the region’s only CyberKnife radiosurgery system;  the latest hybrid endovascular surgery suite; and the convenient, modern William N. Pennington Emergency Department.

Additionally, Saint Mary’s Medical Group (SMMG) is comprised of 13 primary-care physicians and 21 mid-level providers practicing at six locations across the region. SMMG is also home to a new team of cardiologists and a vascular specialist, with plans to expand both primary- and specialty-care services in the coming year.

If you are a UnitedHealthcare member and have questions about services offered at Saint Mary’s, please call 770-7100. If you have UnitedHealthcare insurance and need to know what is covered by your insurance plan, please call the member service number listed on your member ID card.

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About Saint Mary’s

Saint Mary’s Network is a fully-integrated, faith-based health system in Reno, Nev. founded in 1908 by the Dominican Sisters of San Rafael.  The network is comprised of Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center, an acute-care hospital, providing inpatient, outpatient and wellness services; Saint Mary’s Health Plans, a statewide insurance provider with more than 40,000 members; and Saint Mary’s Medical Group, a network of physicians and other health professionals offering primary and urgent care, retail clinics and specialty healthcare.  A member of Catholic Healthcare West, Saint Mary’s is dedicated to meeting the healthcare needs of our community. For more information, visit our website at www.saintmarysreno.org.

About Catholic Healthcare West

Catholic Healthcare West (CHW), headquartered in San Francisco, CA, is a system of 40 hospitals and medical centers in California, Arizona, and Nevada. Founded in 1986, it is one of the nation’s largest not-for-profit health care systems and the largest private hospital system in California. CHW is committed to delivering compassionate, high-quality, affordable health care services with special attention to the poor and underserved. The CHW network of nearly 10,000 physicians and approximately 54,000 employees provides health care services to more than five million people annually. In 2010, CHW provided more than $1.3 billion in charity care, community benefit, and unreimbursed patient care. For more information, please visit our website at www.chwHEALTH.org.

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