Coventry Health Care of Texas and Baptist Health System Offer San Antonians Valuable Health Care Benefits

  Coventry Health Care of Texas and Baptist Health System Offer San Antonians
  Valuable Health Care Benefits

Business Wire

SAN ANTONIO -- March 5, 2013

Coventry Health Care of Texas and Baptist Health System are working together
to offer health insurance plans that meet the unique needs of local employers,
their employees, individuals and families. Coventry’s health insurance plans
provide customers with flexible and affordable benefit options, while Baptist
doctors coordinate care through all stages of health and illness.

Coventry’s members can choose from more than 1,500 medical professionals in
the Baptist network. The network also includes 230 primary care physicians,
specialists and other providers. In addition, customers can take advantage of
bilingual customer service and robust wellness programs.

“This program is a true partnership,” stated Graham Reeve, Baptist president
and CEO. “Both Baptist and Coventry want to keep our community healthy. We
both appreciate the value of quality health care. This collaboration is one
way we can improve health care, and we are proud to offer our community a new
and improved pathway to healthy living.”

According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, in 2012 only 50 percent of
businesses with three to nine employees offered health insurance coverage. And
only 73 percent of businesses with 10 to 24 employees offered this benefit.

“As small businesses continue to struggle in this challenging economy, they
find it even more difficult to offer their workers health insurance – which
remains an important benefit that helps businesses retain great talent,”
stated Coventry Senior Vice President Stewart Lavelle. “Our new benefit plans
give individuals and small employers in and around San Antonio a new
alternative for affordable health care coverage with access to an excellent
health system.”

About Coventry Health Care of Texas

Coventry Health Care of Texas, 3900 Rogers Road, San Antonio, offers
individuals and employer groups a full range of health benefit plans and
products to choose from. Coventry Health Care ( is
a diversified national managed health care company based in Bethesda, Md.,
dedicated to delivering high-quality health care solutions at an affordable
price. Coventry provides a full portfolio of risk and fee-based products
including Medicare and Medicaid programs, group and individual health
insurance, workers’ compensation solutions, and network rental services. With
a presence in every state in the nation, Coventry’s products currently serve
approximately 5 million individuals helping them receive the greatest possible
value for their health care investment.

About Baptist Health System

Baptist Health System is a trusted provider of health care in San Antonio and
South Texas. The System includes five acute-care hospitals (Baptist Medical
Center, Mission Trail Baptist Hospital, North Central Baptist Hospital,
Northeast Baptist Hospital and St. Luke’s Baptist Hospital) which offer 1,674
licensed beds. All five hospitals have earned Accredited Chest Pain Center
designation, as well as Primary Stroke Center Certification. Medicare has
designated each as Texas’ only Medicare Value Based Care Centers.

The system also includes Baptist Regional Children’s Center, Baptist Breast
Center, Baptist Cancer Center, HealthLink wellness and fitness center and
physical rehabilitation centers. Other entities include Baptist M&S Imaging
Centers, community health and wellness programs, ambulatory services, medical
office buildings and School of Health Professions. Baptist Health System
supports the work of Faith Family Clinics, Baptist Emergency Hospitals, San
Antonio AirLIFE air medical transport and other health-related services and
affiliations. The system is part of Vanguard Health Systems, based out of
Nashville, Tennessee.


Media Contacts:
Coventry Health Care of Texas
Kristine Grow, 301-581-5729
Baptist Health System
Ashley Cardenas, 210-297-1028
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