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Cullman Regional Medical Center Joins Aetna's Hospital Network in Alabama

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Cullman Regional Medical Center Joins Aetna's Hospital Network in Alabama

15:44 EDT Wednesday, May 22, 2013

CULLMAN, Ala. (Business Wire) -- Aetna (NYSE: AET) and Cullman Regional Medical Center (CRMC) announced today that they have reached agreement on a new contract that adds the hospital to Aetna's Alabama network.

Under the agreement, which took effect May 1, members of Aetna's plans can receive covered hospital-based services, at in-network rates, from Cullman Regional Medical Center and from any of the hospital's employed physicians.

“Aetna is very pleased to welcome Cullman Regional Medical Center to our Alabama network,” said Greggory Parrish, Aetna's senior network manager for Alabama. “This is great news for our members. We've been working to provide broader access to high-quality hospitals and physicians, and this agreement helps us achieve that goal.”

Aetna's Alabama members have access to a contracted network of 101 hospitals and more than 6,700 primary care and specialist physicians.

“Cullman Regional Medical Center strives to provide the highest level of care to the community we serve,” said Jim Weidner, president/CEO of CRMC. “We are pleased to be able to now offer this quality care to the Aetna members in our area as well.”

About Cullman Regional Medical Center

Cullman Regional Medical Center is a fully accredited 145-bed medical center that covers a five-county service area of 150,000 residents and has been a part of the community since 1939. CRMC is dedicated to promoting wellness by providing excellent health care services in the most efficient manner and exceeding the expectations of those we serve. For more information on the services provided by CRMC, visit www.crmchospital.com.

About Aetna

Aetna is one of the nation's leading diversified health care benefits companies, serving an estimated 44 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, workers' compensation administrative services and health information technology services. Aetna's 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.

Aetna
Walt Cherniak, 410-401-9490
cherniakjrw@aetna.com
or
CRMC
Lindsey Dossey, 256-737-2069
lindsey.dossey@crmchospital.com

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