Ontario, Calif., May 28, 2013 – Prime Healthcare is pleased to announce
that five of its hospitals in the Los Angeles County area have signed
an agreement with L.A. Care Health Plan.
L.A. Care, the largest publicly-operated health plan in the country, serves
over one million people in Los Angeles County. One in ten county residents
is an L.A. Care member.
Effective immediately, L.A. Care members will be able to receive care at
in-network benefit levels from Centinela Hospital Medical Center in Inglewood,
Encino Hospital Medical Center in Encino, La Palma Intercommunity Hospital
in La Palma, San Dimas Community Hospital in San Dimas, and Sherman Oaks
Hospital in Sherman Oaks.
In 2013, Prime Healthcare was recognized as one of the "15 Top Health
Systems" in the nation by Truven Health Analytics. It was the third
time in five years Prime Healthcare has earned the award.
"Partnering with L.A. Care and finalizing this agreement allows us
to expand our relationship in the Los Angeles County area," said
Prem Reddy, M.D., FACC, FCCP, Chairman, President and CEO of Prime Healthcare
Services. "L.A. Care provides critical health benefits to residents
that Prime Healthcare hospitals serve."
"Prime Healthcare becoming part of L.A. Care's network is one
of the many ways we are continually improving access to quality health
care for our members," said Howard Kahn, CEO of L.A. Care Health Plan.
About L.A. Care
L.A. Care Health Plan (Local Initiative Health Authority of Los Angeles
County) is a public entity and community-accountable health plan serving
residents of Los Angeles County through a variety of programs including
Medi-Cal, Healthy Families, L.A. Care's Healthy Kids, and L.A. Care
Health Plan Medicare Advantage HMO SNP. L.A. Care is a leader in developing
new programs through innovative partnerships designed to provide health
coverage to vulnerable populations and to support the safety net. With
over one million members, L.A. Care is the nation's largest publicly-operated