St. Elizabeth, CIGNA renew contract; continue serving members

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (Lafayette Online) — CIGNA HealthCare and St. Elizabeth Regional Health have reached a new contract maintaining in-network health-care benefits for CIGNA and Sagamore Health Network members at St. Elizabeth Regional Health facilities through 2011.

The contract affects all employer groups and payers using CIGNA and Sagamore networks and products through St. Elizabeth Regional Health’s hospitals in Lafayette, as well as an additional 11 hospitals owned and operated by the Sisters of St. Francis Health Services Inc.

“This agreement enables us to provide top-quality care to CIGNA and Sagamore members and the other people we serve at our hospitals and practice groups,” said Terry Wilson, president and chief executive officer of St. Elizabeth Regional Health.

“We are pleased to continue to effectively collaborate with St. Elizabeth and provide individuals with access to high quality health care throughout communities in Indiana and Illinois,” said Sue Podbielski, president, CIGNA HealthCare Midwest Market. “The new agreement reinforces our commitment to offer our members a comprehensive, quality health services network as a way to improve health, well-being and security.”

The following facilities will remain in the CIGNA HealthCare/Sagamore Health network:

  • St. Elizabeth Medical Center (Lafayette, Ind.)
  • Home Hospital (Lafayette, Ind.)
  • St. Francis Hospital & Health Center (Indianapolis, Ind.)
  • St. Francis Hospital & Health Center (Beech Grove, Ind.)
  • St. Francis Hospital & Health Center (Mooresville, Ind.)
  • St. Anthony Medical Center (Crown Point, Ind.)
  • St. Anthony Memorial Health Center (Michigan City, Ind.)
  • St. Margaret Mercy Healthcare Center (Hammond, Ind.)
  • St. Margaret Mercy Healthcare Center (Dyer, Ind.)
  • St. Clare Medical Center (Crawfordsville, Ind.)
  • St. James Hospital & Health Center (Chicago Heights, Ill.)
  • St. James Hospital & Health Center (Olympia Fields, Ill.)

In addition, the new contract includes Franciscan Physicians Hospital in Munster, Ind., which is in the process of being added to the CIGNA and Sagamore networks. Members with questions should call the 800 number on the back of identification cards. A full listing of CIGNA network participating hospitals is available at

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