Published on August 31, 2012 at 2:09 AM
Aetna (NYSE: AET)
and WellStar Health System of Marietta, Ga. announced today that they
have reached agreement on a multiyear contract extension. Under the
agreement, members of Aetna's commercial plans will be able to continue
to receive covered services, at in-network rates, from WellStar's
hospitals and physicians in the greater Atlanta area.
"Aetna is very happy to reach an agreement with WellStar," said Cary
Goldenthal, Aetna's vice president of network development for Georgia.
"WellStar is one of the nation's leading integrated health systems and
we've enjoyed a long, positive relationship. Its hospitals and doctors
provide high-quality care and are valued parts of our Atlanta-area
"WellStar is also pleased to have renewed this long-standing
relationship with Aetna. They are one of the industry's leaders in
innovation and working with hospitals and physicians to deliver
patient-centered, value-based care," said Barbara Corey, senior vice
president, managed care, WellStar Health System.