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Methodist Healthcare Enters into New Agreement with Humana

Contract gives Humana Medicare Advantage members in Memphis access to Methodist Healthcare doctors and facilities


Tuesday, February 28, 2017 2:22 pm EST



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"We are excited to welcome Humana’s Medicare Advantage members to our Methodist Family, and look forward to delivering compassionate care to help patients live healthier lives"

MEMPHIS, Tenn. & LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Humana Medicare Advantage members in Memphis now have access to Methodist Healthcare, thanks to a new agreement between the health system and health and well-being leader Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM).

The new network agreement, which took effect January 1, 2017, includes Humana Medicare Advantage members.

“We are excited to welcome Humana’s Medicare Advantage members to our Methodist Family, and look forward to delivering compassionate care to help patients live healthier lives,” said Michael Ugwueke, president and CEO, Methodist Healthcare.

The coverage includes all Methodist Healthcare adult hospitals.

“Our new agreement provides our Medicare Advantage members in Memphis with access to Methodist Healthcare’s network of respected health care providers and facilities,” said Doug Haaland, regional president at Humana. “Expanding our network to include Methodist Healthcare offers our Medicare Advantage members a strong provider network and is key to our continued growth in the market.”

About Humana

Humana Inc., headquartered in Louisville, Ky., is a leading health and well-being company focused on making it easy for people to achieve their best health with clinical excellence through coordinated care. The company’s strategy integrates care delivery, the member experience, and clinical and consumer insights to encourage engagement, behavior change, proactive clinical outreach and wellness for the millions of people we serve across the country.

More information regarding Humana is available to investors via the Investor Relations page of the company’s web site at www.humana.com, including copies of:

  • Annual reports to stockholders
  • Securities and Exchange Commission filings
  • Most recent investor conference presentations
  • Quarterly earnings news releases and conference calls
  • Calendar of events
  • Corporate Governance information

About Methodist Healthcare

Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare (MLH) is an integrated health care delivery system based in Memphis, Tenn. Founded in 1918 by The United Methodist Church to help meet the growing needs for quality health care in the Mid-South, Methodist has grown from one hospital into a six-hospital system that includes Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, a national US News and World Report Best Children's Hospital. MLH also offers a home health agency, ambulatory surgery centers, outpatient facilities, hospice residence and physician practices serving all corners of the Memphis and Mid-South community. For six consecutive years, Methodist has been named the best hospital in Memphis by U.S. News and World Report. Great Place to Work® and Fortune ranked Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare #21 on its 2016 Best Workplaces for Diversity, and #1 on the 2016 list of Best Workplaces for Africa Americans. With more than 13,000 associates and 1,650 licensed beds, MLH providers care for over 60,000 inpatient admissions annually. For more information visit www.methodisthealth.org.

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