WARWICK, R.I., November 26, 2013 - Cigna (NYSE: CI) and Kent Hospital have entered into a multi-year contract that adds the hospital and its employed physicians to Cigna's network of participating hospitals and doctors in Rhode Island. The agreement becomes effective December 1.
Cigna customers who receive health care services from Kent Hospital or its doctors will now be covered at the in-network benefit level, according to the terms of their health care benefits plan.
"We welcome Kent Hospital to the Cigna network and are pleased that our Rhode Island customers will now have more options available when they need access to quality health care," said Don Curry, Cigna's president and general manager for New England.
"Kent Hospital's partnership with Cigna means that more people will have access to an extensive array of health care services," said Sandra L. Coletta, COO, Care New England and president and CEO, Kent Hospital. "Helping more people to be healthy and live healthy lives is always an excellent outcome."
Cigna customers with questions about their plan can call Cigna customer service 24 hours a day, seven days a week at the number on their Cigna ID card.
About Kent Hospital
Kent Hospital, a Care New England Hospital, is a 359-bed, acute care hospital. It is Rhode Island's second largest hospital, serving approximately 300,000 residents of central Rhode Island. A teaching affiliate of The University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine, Kent offers programs in Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine and an Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine Fellowship. Kent Hospital is Rhode Island's largest hyperbaric medicine facility and the only hospital offering 24- hour emergency hyperbaric oxygen therapy in the region. Kent's recently redesigned Emergency Department (ED) sees close to 70,000 patients a year and ranks Kent's ED volume among the top 10-percent nationally. It was the first hospital in the state to eliminate the practice of ambulance diversion.
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