Georgia-based Northside Hospital health care system and UnitedHealthcare today announced that they have renewed their relationship, ensuring UnitedHealthcare members enrolled in employer-sponsored, individual and Medicare Advantage plans will have uninterrupted access to care at Northside’s Atlanta, Cherokee and Forsyth hospitals.
The multi-year agreement also restores access to Northside’s Gwinnett and Duluth hospitals as well as the Glancy Rehabilitation Center and Northside Gwinnett Extended Care Center for people enrolled in employer-sponsored and individual plans, effective Aug. 1, 2021. All four facilities have also joined the network for UnitedHealthcare’s Medicare Advantage plans, including the UnitedHealthcare Group Medicare Advantage National PPO plan.
UnitedHealthcare members will have continued access to Northside’s physicians and outpatient facilities.
“Our more than 30-year partnership with UnitedHealthcare was a significant factor in our successful renewal. Our many years of commitment to patient care directed both of us throughout this process. We are pleased that we have come to an agreement that provides the necessary resources for Northside to deliver the standard of care that is consistent with our reputation in the communities we serve. We look forward to continuing to provide Northside patients and UnitedHealthcare members the best possible health care experiences,” said Scott Wade, vice president of Northside Hospital.
“Our top priority throughout our negotiations with Northside was to ensure the people we’re honored to serve have continued access to quality care at affordable, sustainable rates, and the renewal of our longstanding relationship accomplishes that goal. We appreciate Northside’s collaboration in achieving this outcome,” said Junior Harewood, CEO of UnitedHealthcare in Georgia.
In Georgia, UnitedHealthcare serves nearly 1.2 million people enrolled in employer-sponsored, individual, Medicare and Medicaid plans through a network of 145 hospitals and more than 29,000 physicians and other care providers.About Northside Hospital
The Northside Hospital health care system is one of Georgia’s leading health care providers with more than 250 locations, including five acute care state-of-the-art hospitals in Atlanta, Canton, Cumming, Duluth and Lawrenceville. With nearly 25,000 employees across the state, Northside Hospital leads the U.S. in newborn deliveries and is among the state’s top providers of cancer care, sports medicine, cardiovascular and surgical services. For more information, visit: northside.com.
UnitedHealthcare 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 1.3 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.