Priority Health Signs SE Michigan Providers

February 1, 2008
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GRAND RAPIDS — Priority Health is continuing its expansion into southeastern Michigan by reaching agreements with two large health care providers to serve its more than 500,000 members.

Beaumont Hospital and United Physicians have agreed to join Priority Health’s provider network.

Beaumont has three hospitals, in Royal Oak, Troy and Grosse Pointe, with 1,696 licensed beds. United Physicians is the largest doctors’ group in the Detroit area, with 2,000 physicians.

Grand Rapids-based Priority Health, owned by Spectrum Health, last year entered the metro Detroit market with the purchase of Care Choices from Trinity Health. It has about 8 percent of premiums written in the Michigan health insurance market, according to a recent study by the Anderson Economic Group, ranking fourth.

“As we expand across the state of Michigan, we are committed to providing our members with access to affordable, high-quality care,” said Mike Koziara, Priority Health’s vice president of the eastern region. “That’s why we’re confident this agreement will benefit our patients.”

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