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Good Samaritan Health System Joins UPMC for You Provider Network


PITTSBURGH (Sept.10, 2014) – Good Samaritan Health System of Lebanon is now a participating provider with UPMC Health Plan’s top-rated Medical Assistance program.

All UPMC for You (Medical Assistance) members now have access to all Good Samaritan Health System facilities as well as providers who are in its physician network, Good Samaritan Physician Services.

“We are happy to become a participating provider for UPMC Health Plan’s Medical Assistance product,” said Bob Richards, Good Samaritan Vice President of Finance and CFO. “It provides an additional option for Medical Assistance recipients in our community when selecting their insurance coverage.” 

Good Samaritan Health System has been providing powerful medicine and comforting care to residents of the Lebanon Valley region for over 125 years. As a community hospital and a health system, Good Samaritan offers a wide variety of acute care and outpatient services. A not-for-profit hospital, Good Samaritan is a fully equipped and accredited 172-bed care facility located at Fourth and Walnut streets in Lebanon.

“Adding Good Samaritan Health System is great news for our members who live in the Lebanon Valley,” said John Lovelace, President of UPMC for You. “This provides them with a connection with an outstanding healthcare facility and outstanding physicians. It will also enable UPMC for You to grow in this region.”

UPMC for You was rated the No. 1 Medical Assistance plan in Pennsylvania by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) in 2013-14, an honor it has earned nine times in the past 10 years.


About UPMC Health Plan

UPMC Health Plan, the second-largest health insurer in western Pennsylvania, is owned by UPMC, an integrated global health enterprise. The integrated partner companies of the UPMC Insurance Services Division – which includes UPMC Health Plan, UPMC WorkPartners, LifeSolutions (EAP), UPMC for You (Medical Assistance), and Community Care Behavioral Health – offer a full range of group health insurance, Medicare, Special Needs, CHIP, Medical Assistance, behavioral health, employee assistance, and workers' compensation products and services to nearly 2.3 million members. Our local provider network includes UPMC as well as community providers, totaling more than 125 hospitals and more than 11,500 physicians throughout Pennsylvania and parts of Ohio, West Virginia, and Maryland. For more information, visit www.upmchealthplan.com.

About Good Samaritan Health System

For 125 years, the Good Samaritan Health System (www.gshleb.org) has served the health care needs of Lebanon County. The Good Samaritan Hospital is a modern, fully-equipped, fully-accredited 172-bed acute care facility that offers complete inpatient and outpatient care, as well as an inpatient rehabilitation program. The Good Samaritan Health System also provides services at many other sites located throughout Lebanon County.