UnitedHealthcare, NorthBay Join Forces
NorthBay Healthcare’s two hospitals are now accessible to more than 11,000 Solano County members of UnitedHealthcare. In addition, its specialty practices and the four locations of the Center for Primary Care are open to members of UnitedHealthcare's Preferred Provider Plan (PPO).
The health plan and the independent, locally managed nonprofit healthcare provider signed a new contract that went into effect this month.
UnitedHealthcare, which serves more than 2.3 million Californians and 70 million customers nationwide, has about 9,300 Solano residents as members of its Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) and about 2,300 local residents in its Health Maintenance Organization (HMO).
“This new relationship with UnitedHealthcare is a major addition and extends the care we provide to more residents,” said Gary Passama, president and CEO, NorthBay Healthcare. “UnitedHealthcare and NorthBay share a common goal of providing convenient access to care to plan customers in our community. We are very pleased to now offer this choice to area employers and patients.”
“NorthBay Healthcare is an important provider of health care services in this area, and our new network relationship gives UnitedHealthcare plan participants in Solano County greater access to quality medical facilities and skilled physicians close to where they live and work,” said Daniel Rosenthal, CEO, UnitedHealthcare of Northern California.