SOURCE: Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS)

March 17, 2005 08:00 ET

Private Healthcare Systems Adds Illiana Medical Institute to Its Network

MUNSTER, IN -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 17, 2005 -- Illiana Medical Institute today announced that it has joined the Private Healthcare Systems PPO. Based in Waltham, MA, PHCS is the nation's leading health care cost management company and Illiana Medical Institute will now be part of their national Network of nearly 450,000 providers and more than 4,000 facilities.

The addition of Illiana Medical Institute to the PHCS Network means that PHCS customers and their members in Northwest Indiana will now have even more convenient access to quality, cost-effective health care.

Illiana Medical Institute, an iHealthcare, Inc. company, is an employee-owned health care system that offers a range of primary, specialty, inpatient and outpatient care, including cardiology and cardiac surgery, general surgery and family practice, internal medicine, neurology, oncology and physical rehabilitation services.

"The Illiana Medical Institute enables us to greatly expand our surgical care options in Northwest Indiana," said Keith Vangeison, PHCS Executive Vice President, Networks. "We welcome this addition to our Network and its ability to help us meet the health care needs of our customers and their members in the local community."

About PHCS

For 19 years, Private Healthcare Systems has been meeting the network and medical management needs of customers across the country. Corporate headquarters are in Waltham, Massachusetts, with regional offices located throughout the United States. 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.

About Illiana Medical Institute

Illiana Medical Institute was formed in 1992 by a group of six physicians. Now it has more than 275 physicians on staff and more than 400 employees who are committed to provide a compassionate, state-of-the-art, healthcare system to the community. Today, Illiana Medical Institute and its subsidiaries include more than 25 other facilities such as outpatient surgery centers, physician clinics and physical rehabilitation centers throughout Northwest Indiana. Many more facilities are in the planning or construction stage that will expand this unique healthcare organization throughout Northwest Indiana and the Chicagoland area. Today's patients want more choices, better outcomes and more control of their care. Come grow with us because at Illiana, it's all about you.

Contact Information

  • Contacts:
    Rebecca Lambe
    Marketing Director
    Illiana Medical Institute
    Phone: 219-718-3255
    Email: rebeccalambe@comcast.net

    Jacqueline Ibbitson
    Marketing Manager
    Private Healthcare Systems
    Phone: 781-895-3183
    Email: Jibbitson@phcs.com