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Silver Cross and UnitedHealthcare Enter in to Multi-Year Agreement

UnitedHealthcare members in Joliet area have expanded access to affordable quality health care

Joliet, IL (Dec. 6, 2010)-UnitedHealthcare and Silver Cross Hospital in Joliet, IL, today announced they have signed a new multi-year network agreement.  The contract includes all Silver Cross inpatient and outpatient services.  The Free-Standing Emergency Center in Homer Glen, IL, the Center for Women’s Health in New Lenox, IL and  the hospital’s three dialysis centers– Silver Cross Renal Center in Morris IL, and Silver Cross Renal Center East and Silver Cross Renal Center West, both in Joliet are all covered by the contract.  

This new agreement, effective Dec. 1, expands UnitedHealthcare’s network hospitals in the greater Joliet area, and covers all commercial products.

“Our new network relationship with Silver Cross Hospital gives our customers greater access to high-quality medical facilities and skilled physicians closer to where they live and work,” said Tom Wiffler, president & CEO of UnitedHealthcare of Illinois.  “Silver Cross is an important provider of health care services in the area. We believe this agreement strengthens our shared commitment to deliver broader access to quality, affordable health care for consumers.”

“The UnitedHealthcare agreement is a major addition to our health insurance offerings,” said Paul Pawlak, President and Chief Executive Officer with Silver Cross Hospital. “This strategy is part of our commitment to expand the number of insurers in our network in direct response to the growth in our community and the feedback we have received from residents. We are very pleased to offer this new choice to area employers and patients.”


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