Tennova Healthcare – Harton and UnitedHealthcare reached a new, three-year agreement that brings the hospital into United Healthcare’s network, allowing UnitedHealthcare commercial and Medicare health plan members in-network access to the hospital’s facilities and physicians. The renewed relationship includes new performance incentives that recognize Tennova Healthcare’s efforts to achieve quality goals that lead to improved patient outcomes and lower costs. Together, Tennova and UnitedHealthcare are committed to improving access to quality care, enhancing clinical outcomes, lowering costs of care and creating an exceptional patient experience. “Having collaborative, sustainable relationships with health plans is critical to improving access, quality and the cost of health care services in our communities,” said Richard Ellis, CEO, Tennova Healthcare – Harton. “Our new agreement will allow us to continue to provide high quality patient care and enrich lives in our community. We look forward to continuing to serve as a trusted source of care for UnitedHealthcare members in the years to come.” “Tennova Healthcare is an important community partner and offers the people served by UnitedHealthcare and their family’s greater choice and access to quality, cost-effective care,” said Steve Wilson, CEO of UnitedHealthcare of Tennessee. “We appreciate collaborative relationships with care providers like Tennova who are committed to improving the quality and cost of care.” UnitedHealthcare serves more than 1.2 million Tennesseans enrolled in employer-sponsored, individual, Medicare and Medicaid health plans with a network of 142 hospitals and more than 30,000 physicians and other care providers statewide. Tennova Healthcare is one of the state’s largest health networks, Tennova Healthcare includes 16 hospitals and more than 115 physician clinics. The combined network has approximately 2,600 licensed beds, 2,800 physicians on the combined active medical staffs, and 9,000 employees, with more than 70,000 admissions and 465,000 emergency department visits each year. Learn more at www.Tennova.com.