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Aetna Adds Summa Health System to Network of Medicare Advantage Hospitals

Friday, October 12, 2012

Aetna Adds Summa Health System to Network of Medicare Advantage Hospitals12:33 EDT Friday, October 12, 2012 RICHFIELD, Ohio (Business Wire) -- Aetna (NYSE: AET) announced today that Summa Health System has been added to its network of participating hospitals for Medicare Advantage members. Summa Health System has been part of Aetna's commercial network since 2004. Beginning this month, members of Aetna Medicare Advantage plans can receive covered services at in-network rates from all Summa Health System facilities, which include 8 hospitals and 22 community health centers. “Aetna is very pleased to announce this collaboration with Summa Health System,” said David Everhart, head of Aetna's Medicare Advantage operation in northeast Ohio. “We are proud to offer our customers broad access to high quality hospitals and providers in Ohio. This agreement now expands that access for our Medicare Advantage members in the Akron area.” “Summa Health System is equally pleased to join with Aetna Medicare to offer Medicare Advantage beneficiaries expanded access to our facilities, which allows us to broaden our mission of high quality health services to advance the health of people in the area,” said Charles R. Vignos, Summa Health System's Vice President of Managed Care. About Aetna Aetna is one of the nation's leading diversified health care benefits companies, serving approximately 36.7 million people with information and resources to help them make better informed decisions about their health care. Aetna offers a broad range of traditional, voluntary and consumer-directed health insurance products and related services, including medical, pharmacy, dental, behavioral health, group life and disability plans, and medical management capabilities, Medicaid health care management services and health information technology services. Our customers include employer groups, individuals, college students, part-time and hourly workers, health plans, health care providers, governmental units, government-sponsored plans, labor groups and expatriates. For more information, see www.aetna.com. About Summa Health System Summa Health System is one of the largest integrated health care delivery systems in Ohio. Encompassing a network of hospitals, community health centers, a health plan, a physician-hospital organization, a multi-specialty physician organization, research and multiple foundations, Summa is national renowned for excellence in patient care and for exceptional approaches to healthcare delivery. Summa's clinical services are consistently recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (Magnet status), U.S. News and World Report, Thomson Reuters and The Leapfrong Group. Summa also is a founding partner of the Asten BioInnovation Institute in Akron. For more information, visit www.sumahealth.org or find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/summahealth and Twitter at www.twitter.com/summahealth. AetnaScot Roskelley, 312-928-3034roskelleye@aetna.com