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TriWest Recognizes Contributions of TRICARE Docs to Military Community on Doctors' Day

Saturday, March 29, 2008 General News J E 4
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PHOENIX, March 28 From annual exams to keeping kidsimmunized, TriWest Healthcare Alliance's network doctors provide America'sService members, retirees and their families with peace of mind during thegood times, and reassurance and support during challenging periods.

As the nation prepares to commemorate Doctors' Day on Sunday, March 30,TriWest joins its TRICARE beneficiaries in thanking and showing appreciationto the men and women who don scrubs or white coats to care for our militarycommunity.

Over the last few weeks, TriWest encouraged its beneficiaries to share howtheir doctors are making a difference at http://www.triwest.com. Theircomments and a special tribute video are available for viewing athttp://www.triwest.com/DrDay.

"We have a variety of specialized and skilled physicians in our networkwho everyday provide exceptional medical care to families that defend ournation," TriWest President and CEO David J. McIntyre, Jr. said. "We thank allof them -- our heroes serving heroes -- for making a difference in the livesof our beneficiaries. We also wanted to provide our beneficiaries with anopportunity to publicly thank their doctors for the great work that they do."

TriWest has more than 130,000 network providers and physicians in thecivilian health care network throughout its 21-state TRICARE West Region.These providers must undergo stringent credentialing to ensure beneficiariesreceive the highest quality of care they are entitled to receive. This alsomeans more flexibility for beneficiaries in receiving the care when and wherethey need it and an exceptional level of care and customer service.

Doctors' Day was first observed March 30, 1933, the anniversary of thefirst use of a general anesthetic in surgery. In 1991, President George H.W.Bush signed legislation establishing National Doctors' Day.

About TriWest Healthcare Alliance

TriWest Healthcare Alliance partners with the Department of Defense to do"Whatever It Takes" to support the health care needs of 2.9 million members ofAmerica's military family. A Phoenix-based corporation, TriWest providesaccess to cost-effective, high-quality health care in the 21-state TRICAREWest Region, the 2007 TRICARE Region of the year. TriWest is a proud CorporateTeam Member of America Supports You. Visit http://www.triwest.com for moreinformation.

SOURCE TriWest Healthcare Alliance
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