SOURCE: Bravo Health - a HealthSpring Company

Bravo Health - a HealthSpring Company

May 12, 2011 12:26 ET

Bravo Health Welcomes Nanticoke Memorial Hospital Into Network

Partnership Provides Mid-Atlantic Region Members Access to Acute Care Services

BALTIMORE, MD--(Marketwire - May 12, 2011) - Bravo Health - a HealthSpring company and provider of Medicare Advantage plans dedicated to offering beneficiaries access to high quality, cost-effective health care, today announced that effective May 1, 2011, Bravo Health Mid-Atlantic has contracted with Nanticoke Memorial Hospital (NMH). NMH operates in Western Sussex County, Delaware. As a result of the new relationship, Bravo Health members throughout Delaware will now have access to acute health care services at NMH.

"We're pleased our members will now have access to the outstanding care Nanticoke Memorial Hospital offers in Western Sussex, Delaware," said Jason Feuerman, East Region Market President. "Nanticoke Memorial Hospital's commitment to providing extraordinary, affordable health care matches our focus on offering valuable benefits that enhance the quality of life for our members."

Incorporated in 1945, NMH is the only acute-care hospital in Western Sussex. Today, NMH is a 139-bed facility that offers state-of-the-art medical and surgical acute care and inpatient treatment as well as a range of wellness programs and outpatient services. The hospital handles most medical emergencies. NMH is a Joint Commission-accredited facility.

"Our mission to positively impact our communities' quality of life through superior health service is consistent with Bravo Health's commitment to providing their members with access to high quality health care," said Darr Hall, CFO of NMH. "We're happy to be part of Bravo Health's health care provider network and look forward to caring for their members."

**Media Note: Members can find a list of participating physicians in the Bravo Health directory found at www.mybravohealth.com.

About Bravo Health - a HealthSpring Company
Bravo Health, a HealthSpring Company, is a subsidiary of HealthSpring, one of the country's largest Medicare Advantage coordinated care plans. HealthSpring provides the Bravo Health plan to members in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Washington, D.C. and some Texas markets. HealthSpring is based in Nashville, Tenn., and currently owns and operates Medicare Advantage plans in Alabama, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Mississippi, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, and Washington, D.C. HealthSpring also offers a national stand-alone Medicare prescription drug plan. For more information, visit www.bravohealth.com. Media information is available at HealthSpring's press site: http://press.healthspring.com.

About Nanticoke Health Services
Nanticoke Health Services features a full-service community hospital and an award-winning, long-term care facility. The hospital holds a Level III trauma status for emergency services, a comprehensive cancer center, a Nationally Accredited and award-winning Stroke Center and Nationally Accredited Sleep Center, the only Delaware health care facility to have an Outpatient Pulmonary Rehabilitation program certified by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation, and a growing physician network that includes physicians in nearly 40 specialties. For further information, please call 302-629-6611 or visit www.nanticoke.org.