April 29th, 2011

Effective Sunday, May 1, Great River Health Systems and their employed physicians will participate in UnitedHealthcare’s commercial network, including the network maintained for UnitedHealthcare of the River Valley commercial benefit plans. This new network relationship with Great River Medical Center, Great River Clinics, Southeastern Iowa Medical Services and Burlington Area Family Practice Center significantly expands access for UnitedHealthcare’s commercial membership in Burlington, West Burlington and the surrounding communities.

About UnitedHealthcare

UnitedHealthcare is dedicated to helping people nationwide live healthier lives by simplifying the health-care experience, meeting consumer health 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 37 million people and is one of the businesses of UnitedHealth Group, a diversified Fortune 50 health and well-being company.

Great River Health Systems

Great River Health Systems is a 378-bed regional integrated health-care system that includes Great River Medical Center, retail pharmacies, retail medical equipment and supplies providers, and physician clinics in Mediapolis, Wapello and West Burlington, Iowa.

Great River Medical Center is a regional medical center offering acute, skilled and intermediate care to residents of southeast Iowa, west-central Illinois and northeast Missouri. The hospital offers comprehensive medical services, including audiology, cardiac care, cancer care, chemical dependency treatment, emergency care, family-centered obstetrics and pediatrics, health education and health promotion, home health care and hospice, intensive care, pathology, physical and occupational rehabilitation, psychiatry, radiology and extensive surgical services. Great River Medical Center annually admits more than 6,000 patients and logs more than 180,000 outpatient visits.

The hospital’s Klein Center offers long-term nursing care in a park-like setting. The Cancer Care Center, which provides radiation therapy services for the treatment of various forms of cancer, offers the latest three-dimensional treatment-planning computer technology available in only a few health-care centers in the state. The Center for Rehab and Clinics, one of the state’s premier rehabilitation facilities, offers comprehensive outpatient services and fitness classes.

More than 120 physicians and 1,800 employees share Great River Health Systems’ commitment to excellence in patient care and community service.