Priority Health and McLaren Health Care reach new agreement to expand access to care for Michiganders

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Priority Health has reached an agreement with McLaren Health Care that
enables Priority Health customers with HMO, PPO, POS and Medicare
Advantage coverage to seek health care services with McLaren’s hospitals
and physician hospital organizations statewide. This new agreement adds
the McLaren hospitals located in Lansing, Bay City, Lapeer and Flint and
nearly 1,000 physicians to the Priority Health network.

“We’re committed to offering greater options for individuals and
employer groups seeking access to high quality health care and our
expanded agreement with McLaren delivers on that commitment,” said Joan
Budden, president and CEO of Priority Health. “Our partnership and
continued growth with McLaren Health Care has been of tremendous value
as we continue to expand the Priority Health provider network statewide.”

The agreement expands an existing relationship between Priority Health
and McLaren that dates back to 2007. In October 2014, Priority Health
and McLaren entered into an updated agreement that established McLaren’s
Northern Michigan, Central Michigan, Karmanos, Oakland and Macomb
hospitals as part of the Priority Health provider network.

“The expansion of our existing relationship represents a natural
evolution of this strategic partnership,” said Phil Incarnati, President
and CEO of McLaren. “Providing Priority Health’s customers with greater
access to McLaren’s state-wide network of hospitals and physicians is
truly a win-win combination for our respective organizations.”

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A complete list of physicians and hospitals also is available by using
the Priority Health online Find a Doctor tool.

About Priority Health:

Priority Health is an award-winning, Michigan-based non-profit health
plan nationally recognized for improving the health and lives of its
members. It continues to lead the industry in engaging members in their
health, delivering effective health and disease management programs and
working with physicians to improve health care outcomes and performance.
Priority Health is one of only 20 health plans nationwide with wellness
programs accredited by the National Committee for Quality Assurance, an
organization that also rated its plans among the best health plans in
the nation. Priority Health was also named the benchmark plan, by the
State of Michigan, for all individual and group plans to model.

Priority Health offers a broad portfolio of health benefit options for
employer groups and individuals, including Medicare and Medicaid plans.
Its network of health care providers features 95 percent of practicing
physicians available in Michigan and more than 900,000 nationwide. For
more information, visit

About McLaren Health Care:

McLaren Health Care, headquartered in Flint, Michigan, is a fully
integrated health network committed to quality evidence-based patient
care and cost efficiency. The McLaren system includes 12 hospitals,
ambulatory surgery centers, imaging centers, an employed primary care
physician network, commercial and Medicaid HMOs covering more than
240,000 lives, home health and hospice providers, retail medical
equipment showrooms, pharmacy services, and a wholly owned medical
malpractice insurance company. McLaren operates Michigan’s largest
network of cancer centers and providers, anchored by the Barbara Ann
Karmanos Cancer Institute, one of only 45 National Cancer
Institute-designated comprehensive centers in the U.S. McLaren has
22,500 employees and more than 44,000 network providers. Its operations
are housed in more than 350 facilities serving the entire Lower
Peninsula of the state of Michigan along with a portion of the Upper
Peninsula. Learn more at


Priority Health
Amy Miller, (616) 464-8571