Monday, February 4, 2013

Aetna Adds Loyola University Health System to its Network

MAYWOOD, Ill. - Aetna and Loyola University Health System announced Feb. 4 that Loyola will soon join Aetna’s network.

As of March 1, Aetna’s members can receive services, at in-network rates, from Loyola’s facilities and physicians. Approximately 500 primary-care and specialist physicians will be added to the Aetna network.

“This is exciting news for Aetna and our customers in Illinois,” said Suzanne Hall, VP of Aetna’s Great Lakes networks. “Adding Loyola to our network is part of our strategy to grow our Chicago-area network and gives Aetna customers access to one of the most recognized health systems in the state.”

Jay Sial, Loyola University Health System’s senior vice president and chief financial officer, said improving access to care is at the core of Loyola's mission. "Joining with Aetna will help us to extend care to the communities we serve through our two hospitals and our suburban network of 28 primary and specialty care facilities in Cook, DuPage, and Will counties," he said.

Aetna provides health benefits to 436,000 members in the Chicago area. Commercial insurance members have access to a network that includes 112 hospitals and more than 19,674 primary care and specialist physicians.
Aetna also employs more than 400 people in the Chicago area.

About Aetna

Aetna is one of the nation's leading diversified health-care benefits companies, serving approximately 37.3 million people with information and resources to help them make better informed decisions about their health care. Aetna offers a broad range of traditional, voluntary and consumer-directed health insurance products and related services, including medical, pharmacy, dental, behavioral health, group life and disability plans, and medical management capabilities, Medicaid health-care management services and health information technology services. Our customers include employer groups, individuals, college students, part-time and hourly workers, health plans, health-care providers, governmental units, government-sponsored plans, labor groups and expatriates. For more information, see


About Loyola University Health System

Loyola University Health System (LUHS) is a member of Trinity Health. Based in the western suburbs of Chicago, LUHS is a quaternary care system with a 61-acre main medical center campus, the 36-acre Gottlieb Memorial Hospital campus and more than 30 primary and specialty care facilities in Cook, Will and DuPage counties. Loyola University Medical Center’s campus is conveniently located in Maywood, 13 miles west of Chicago’s Loop and 8 miles east of Oak Brook, Ill. At the heart of the medical center campus is a 559-licensed-bed hospital that houses a Level 1 Trauma Center, a Burn Center and the Ronald McDonald® Children's Hospital of Loyola University Medical Center. Also on campus are the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, Loyola Outpatient Center, Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine and Loyola Oral Health Center as well as Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing and the Loyola Center for Fitness. Loyola's Gottlieb campus in Melrose Park includes the 255-licensed-bed community hospital, the Professional Office Building housing 150 private practice clinics, the Adult Day Care, the Gottlieb Center for Fitness, Loyola Center for Metabolic Surgery and Bariatric Care and the Loyola Cancer Care & Research at the Marjorie G. Weinberg Cancer Center at Melrose Park.

Trinity Health is one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic health care delivery systems in the nation. It serves people and communities in 22 states from coast to coast with 92 hospitals, and 120 continuing care locations — including home care, hospice, PACE and senior living facilities - that provide nearly 2.5 million visits annually.