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Humana To Open National Health Care Center In St. Petersburg

New Humana Cares operations center in Carillon to employ 275

Nurses provide personalized care management to improve health and quality of life for Humana members


Tuesday, February 10, 2009 10:00 am EST


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--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM):


  Humana, Florida’s largest Medicare health-benefits company with more than 400,000 members statewide, will host a grand opening Tues., Feb. 17, 2009, for its new 37,000-square-foot Humana Cares national operations and service center at the Carillon business park in St. Petersburg.
The Humana Cares center, which will initially employ 275 associates – with plans to expand its on-site staff to more than 325 by the end of 2009 – will provide personalized, telephonic health coaching, care management, health education and health support to improve the health and quality of life for some 30,000 Humana Medicare, low-income, disabled and Medicare/Medicaid dual-eligible members nationally.
Humana Cares also provides on-the-ground care management and health coaching through field care managers, personal nurses, social workers and community health educators to Humana members in 14 states, including Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Kentucky. Humana Cares’ field staff members reside in the 14 states and work from home.
Humana Cares has added about 100 associates locally since last fall, and is currently hiring registered nurses, social workers, community health educators and other support staff for its new St. Petersburg care center.
Humana Cares clients are primarily Medicare beneficiaries with chronic health conditions, including diabetes, congestive heart failure, cancer and Alzheimer’s, as well as members with rare diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis, Parkinson’s and multiple sclerosis. Humana Cares’ holistic approach to health care provides support and customized coaching for the member, their spouse, family and caregiver.


Tues., Feb. 17, 2009
10 a.m. – 12 p.m.


Humana Cares Center
800 Carillon Parkway, Suite 240
St. Petersburg, FL 33716


Humana regional and national senior executives; Tampa Bay business, political and health care leaders; and, Humana Cares staff and clients will gather to tour and dedicate the new national Humana Cares operations and service center Feb. 17 at Carillon in St. Petersburg.


Digital photos of the Humana Cares center and Humana Cares program participant success stories are available upon request.


Humana Corporate Communications
Mitch Lubitz, 813-287-6180