SOURCE: Private Healthcare Systems

November 16, 2005 09:01 ET

Parkview Community Hospital Rejoins Private Healthcare Systems Network

WALTHAM, MA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- November 16, 2005 -- Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS), the nation's leading health care cost management company, today announced Parkview Community Hospital has rejoined the PHCS Network in Riverside, California.

Founded in 1958 by a group of local physicians, Parkview Community Hospital is a 193-bed acute-care facility that boasts a wide range of inpatient and outpatient services including emergency medicine, maternity and neonatal care, as well as ICU and surgical services.

After the facility's original contract with PHCS expired in 2003, both PHCS and Parkview decided to reestablish their mutually beneficial relationship. As part of the PHCS Network, Parkview enjoys competitive reimbursement rates and increased directed member traffic. At the same time, the PHCS Network is bolstered by the participation of the hospital and its 400 physicians.

"Both Parkview and PHCS share a commitment to providing access to a wide range of high-value, cost-effective health care services," said Douglas Drumwright, Chief Executive Officer of Parkview Community Hospital. "Participating in the PHCS Network enables us to deliver on this pledge to our community."

"We are very pleased that Parkview is once again a member of the PHCS Network," said Keith Vangeison, Executive Vice President, Networks. "Our customers in the Riverside area now have even more choices for their members' health care needs."

About PHCS

For 20 years, Private Healthcare Systems has been meeting the network and care management needs of customers across the country. Corporate headquarters are in Waltham, Massachusetts, with regional offices located throughout the United States. PHCS is the second largest care management company in the country as well as the largest national proprietary PPO. The PHCS Network includes nearly 450,000 providers and more than 4,000 facilities. PHCS is the first and only national PPO to earn four endorsements of quality from two independent, nationally recognized quality assurance organizations, NCQA and URAC.

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