PHOENIX, July 19, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Phoenix Children's Hospital and UnitedHealthcare have renewed their network relationship,ensuring that Arizona residents enrolled in UnitedHealthcare employer-sponsored, individual and Medicaid health plans have continued access to Phoenix Children's facilities and employed physicians.
"UnitedHealthcare is one of the leading health benefit companies in the state, serving a great number of our patients," said Doug Myers, CFO of Phoenix Children's Hospital. "UnitedHealthcare recognizes and values the distinct care Phoenix Children's provides. Our renewed relationship helps advance both organizations' missions to serve our community's health needs."
Phoenix Children's offers a number of unique, quality pediatric programs. These include Arizona's only Level 1 pediatric trauma center, and the state's only Level IIIc NICU and Neuro NICU. In addition, the hospital's Phoenix Children's Heart Center is one of only 11 programs in North America to receive a three-star rating, the highest available, by the Society of Thoracic Surgeons.
"Phoenix Children's is an important community care provider, and our renewed relationship offers UnitedHealthcare plan participants and their families greater choice and access to quality, cost-effective care," said Dave Allazetta, CEO of UnitedHealthcare of Arizona. "We appreciate collaborative relationships with care providers like Phoenix Children's that are committed to improving the quality of care."
About Phoenix Children's Phoenix Children's Hospital is Arizona's only children's hospital recognized by U.S. News & World Report's Best Children's Hospitals. For 35 years Phoenix Children's has provided world-class inpatient, outpatient, trauma, emergency and urgent care to children and families in Arizona and throughout the Southwest. As one of the largest children's hospitals in the country, Phoenix Children's provide care across more than 75 pediatric specialties. Recognized specifically for its patient-focused innovation, medical education, growth and research, Phoenix Children's was named Business of the Year and Exceptional Innovator by the Greater Phoenix Chamber. For more information about the hospital, visit http://www.phoenixchildrens.org.
About UnitedHealthcareUnitedHealthcare is dedicated to helping people live healthier lives and making the health system work better for everyone by simplifying the health care experience, meeting consumer health and wellness needs, and sustaining trusted relationships with care providers. In the United States, UnitedHealthcare offers the full spectrum of health benefit programs for individuals, employers, and Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries, and contracts directly with more than 1.2 million physicians and care professionals, and 6,500 hospitals and other care facilities nationwide. The company also provides health benefits and delivers care to people through owned and operated health care facilities in South America. UnitedHealthcare is one of the businesses of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH), a diversified health care company. For more information, visit UnitedHealthcare at www.uhc.com or follow @UHC on Twitter.
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