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August 9, 2011 > Washington Hospital and UnitedHealthcare extend network

Washington Hospital and UnitedHealthcare extend network

Submitted By Mike Taylor

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 five 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.

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