St. Elizabeth Regional Health, Humana reach contract for in-network health benefits

LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Humana and St. Elizabeth Regional Health have reached a new contract that will provide in-network health care benefits for 164,000 Humana of Indiana members at Sisters of St. Francis Health Services facilities beginning October 2008.

St. Elizabeth Regional Health had been out of Humana’s network since June 2007. The new contract affects all Humana groups; individual and Medicare plan members.

“This agreement enables us to provide the same top-quality care to Humana members that we do to all those we currently serve at our hospitals and practice groups,” said Kevin Leahy, SSFHS president and chief executive officer.

“The addition of St. Elizabeth Regional Health to our hospital network brings to our members one of the country’s premier health systems,” said Humana of Indiana President Veronica Martin. “This agreement reinforces Humana’s commitment to health care provider choice for our members and the collaborative approach both organizations embraced as we worked toward an agreement should be a model for provider/payer relationships.”

The following facilities will join the Humana network:

  • St. Elizabeth Medical Center (Lafayette)
  • Home Hospital (Lafayette)
  • St. Clare Medical Center (Crawfordsville)
  • St. Francis Hospital & Health Center (Indianapolis)
  • St. Francis Hospital & Health Center (Beech Grove)
  • St. Francis Hospital & Health Center (Mooresville)

Humana members with questions should contact Humana’s Customer Service Center at the toll free number on their member ID cards. A full listing of Humana network participating hospitals is also available at www.humana.com.

About St. Elizabeth Regional Health

St. Elizabeth Regional Health includes St. Elizabeth Medical Center and Home Hospital in Lafayette, Sigma Medical Group, Woman’s Clinic and Lafayette OB/GYN. St. Elizabeth Regional Health and is part of a network of 13 hospital campuses in Indiana and Illinois owned and operated by the Sisters of St. Francis Health Services Inc., one of the largest health care systems in Indiana. St. Elizabeth Regional Health, combined with St. Clare Medical Center in Crawfordsville, form the Western Indiana Region of the Sisters of St. Francis Health Services. For more information, go to www.ste.org.

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