December 12, 2012 at 09:30 AM EST
UnitedHealthcare and Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children Announce New Network Relationship

Children enrolled in UnitedHealthcare’s employer-sponsored and individual health plans now have access to in-network care at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children (TSRHC).

This new network relationship marks the first time in Texas Scottish Rite’s history that it has contracted with a commercial health plan.

Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children opened its doors in 1921, providing comprehensive care for children regardless of the family’s ability to pay for the services. The hospital is one of the nation's leading pediatric centers for the treatment of orthopaedic conditions, certain related neurological disorders and learning disorders, such as dyslexia.

“With this new network relationship, UnitedHealthcare is the first health benefits company to provide in-network coverage to support our patients,” said Robert L. Walker, president and CEO, Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. “UnitedHealthcare supports our mission and has embraced the unique brand of care we provide to children, and we look forward to a growing strategic relationship with UnitedHealthcare in the future.”

“Texas Scottish Rite Hospital is a world-renowned organization and important provider of health care services for children. Our new network relationship gives UnitedHealthcare children enrolled in our health plans greater access to quality medical facilities and skilled physicians close to where they live,” said Scott Flannery, CEO, UnitedHealthcare Employer & Individual of North Texas.

UnitedHealthcare, a UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) company, serves more than 3.8 million Texans with a medical network of more than 500 hospitals and 47,000 care providers statewide.

About Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children
Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children is one of the nation's leading pediatric centers for the treatment of orthopaedic conditions, certain related neurological disorders and learning disorders, such as dyslexia. Admission is open to Texas children from birth up to 18 years of age. Patients receive treatment regardless of the family's ability to pay. Since its inception in 1921, TSRHC has strived to improve the care of children worldwide through innovative research and teaching programs. For more information, to volunteer or to make a donation, please call (214) 559-5000 or (800) 421-1121 or visit www.tsrhc.org.

About UnitedHealthcare
United Healthcare is dedicated to helping people nationwide live healthier lives by simplifying the health care experience, meeting consumer health and wellness needs, and sustaining trusted relationships with care providers. The company offers the full spectrum of health benefit programs for individuals, employers and Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries, and contracts directly with more than 650,000 physicians and care professionals and 5,000 hospitals nationwide. UnitedHealthcare serves more than 38 million people and is one of the businesses of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH), a diversified Fortune 50 health and well-being company.

Contacts:

Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children
Neil Devroy, 214-559-7653
or
UnitedHealthcare
Kim Whitaker, 469-633-8536
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