UnitedHealthcare Plan Participants Now Have Access to University General
HOUSTON, TX -- (Marketwired) -- 02/25/14 -- People enrolled in
UnitedHealthcare's employer-sponsored, individual, Medicare Advantage
and Medicaid health plans now have access to University General
Hospital in Houston, located near the Texas Medical Center.
University General Hospital is a general acute care hospital that
includes a fully staffed and licensed emergency room as well as
outpatient imaging, laboratory services and in-patient care.
University General's emphasis on patient comfort and favorable
outcomes is evident in its Hospital Outpatient Departments, which
include ambulatory surgical centers, diagnostic imaging facilities,
physical therapy, sports rehab, sleep clinics and a hyperbaric wound
care center. The hospital has attracted a growing number of respected
surgeons and other physicians from the Houston medical community.
"We are very pleased that University General's medical care will now
be available to UnitedHealthcare plan participants on an in-network
basis," said Hassan Chahadeh, M.D., chairman and CEO of University
General Health System, Inc., the publicly-traded parent of University
General Hospital. "One of our primary goals has been to offer
patient-centric care to the broadest number of people throughout the
Houston metropolitan area, and by expanding access to our facility to
include UnitedHealthcare customers, we will achieve this objective."
"University General is an important addition to our care provider
network, giving UnitedHealthcare plan customers greater choice and
access to facilities near where they live and work," said Dave
Milich, CEO, UnitedHealthcare of South Texas.
UnitedHealthcare, a UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) company, serves
more than 3.8 million Texans with a care provider network of more
than 500 hospitals and 51,000 physicians and care professionals
About University General Hospital
University General Hospital
delivers high-quality patient-oriented services by providing timely,
innovative health solutions that are uniquely competitive, efficient
and adaptive in today's health care delivery environment. The
hospital is owned by University General Health System, Inc., a
diversified, integrated multi-sp
ecialty health care provider Company
that currently operates two hospitals, three ambulatory surgical
centers, a number of diagnostic imaging, physical therapy and sleep
clinics, and a hyperbaric wound care center in the Houston and Dallas
metropolitan areas. Also, University General owns three senior living
facilities, manages six senior living facilities, and owns a Support
Services company that provides revenue cycle and luxury facilities
University General Health System, Inc. is headquartered in Houston,
Texas, and its common stock trades on the OTCBB under the symbol
UnitedHealthcare is dedicated to helping
people nationwide live healthier lives by simplifying the health care
experience, meeting consumer health and wellness needs, and
sustaining trusted relationships with care providers. The company
offers the full spectrum of health benefit programs for individuals,
employers and Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries, and contracts
directly with more than 800,000 physicians and care professionals,
and 6,000 hospitals and other care facilities nationwide. Globally,
UnitedHealthcare serves more than 45 million people in health
benefits and is one of the businesses of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE:
UNH), a diversified Fortune 50 health and well-being company.
University General Health System
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