Holy Cross Hospital and UnitedHealthcare Reach Long-Term Agreement

Holy Cross Hospital and UnitedHealthcare Reach Long-Term Agreement


Ft. Lauderdale, FL–(HISPANIC PR WIRE – BUSINESS WIRE)–September 6, 2007–Holy Cross Hospital and UnitedHealthcare, a UnitedHealth Group (NYSE:UNH) company, have reached a new agreement, extending a more than decade-long partnership to offer patients continued access to quality, affordable health care.

The renewal also includes Neighborhood Health Partnership (NHP).

“We look forward to continuing our collaboration with UnitedHealthcare to bring our award-winning care to more members of our community,” said John C. Johnson, President & CEO of Holy Cross Hospital. “Holy Cross is committed to excellence, and we are excited about sharing the health care ministry of the Sisters of Mercy with UnitedHealthcare and NHP members.”

“Our agreement with Holy Cross Hospital is good news for our members in the Ft. Lauderdale area,” said Daniel Rosenthal, CEO, UnitedHealthcare of Florida. “We are committed to offering our members a broad network of affordable and quality health care services. Our agreement with Holy Cross Hospital is an important part of that commitment.”

The agreement includes all services provided by Holy Cross Hospital as well as participation by the Holy Cross Medical Group, which has more than 20 physician offices throughout Broward County, and Holy Cross HealthPlex, Holy Cross’s ambulatory surgical center located at 1000 NE 56th St. in Ft. Lauderdale. Health plans covered under this agreement include UnitedHealthcare’s HMO, PPO plans as well as Secure Horizons Medicare and AmeriChoice Medicaid plans.

About UnitedHealthcare

UnitedHealthcare (http://www.unitedhealthcare.com) provides a full spectrum of consumer-oriented health benefit plans and services. The company organizes access to quality, affordable health care services on behalf of more than 26 million individual consumers, contracting directly with more than 535,000 physicians and care professionals and more than 4,700 hospitals nationwide to offer them broad, convenient access to services nationwide. UnitedHealthcare is one of the businesses of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE:UNH), a diversified Fortune 50 health and well-being company.

About Holy Cross Hospital

Holy Cross Hospital is a full-service, non-profit Catholic hospital, sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy. A member of Catholic Health East, Holy Cross was named one of America’s 50 Best Hospitals by HealthGrades in 2007, and a US News & World Report “Best Hospital”

in 2004 and 2005. For more than 50 years the 571-bed hospital in Fort Lauderdale has offered progressive services to meet the evolving healthcare needs of Broward County.

Holy Cross combines quality medical care and advanced technology with sincere human compassion and understanding. An ANCC Magnet Hospital, Holy Cross is fully accredited by the Joint Commission.

Holy Cross Hospital and UnitedHealthcare Reach Long-Term Agreement