Coventry Health Care of Illinois and St. John’s Hospital Collaborate to Form High-Performance Network

SPRINGFIELD, Ill.--()--Coventry Health Care of Illinois and St. John’s Hospital are pleased to announced a new high-performance network in Springfield, IL.

The new product, Carelink from Coventry: A St. John’s Hospital Partnership, is effective September 1, 2013. The goal of this collaboration is to improve quality of care and lower overall health care costs in the Springfield community. The partnership demonstrates a commitment to deliver more value to the patient, no matter what his or her health care needs may be.

“St. John’s Hospital is pleased to partner with Coventry to deliver coordinated care to the Springfield community,” said St. John’s Hospital Interim President and CEO Larry Schumacher. “Our partnership will allow us to offer our community a new and improved path to healthy living. From the primary care physician’s office to our specialists and facilities, patients will have a more coordinated health care experience.”

Jered Wilson, Coventry’s Vice President of Network Development, said, “Coventry is excited to announce the collaboration with St. John’s Hospital. This partnership shows our commitment to promote high-quality care, coordination of care and an improved patient experience all while lowering health care costs. This approach provides aligned, performance-based incentives between St. John’s Hospital, its physicians and Coventry. Our combined goal is to keep those in the communities we live in, and serve in, healthy.”

St. John’s Hospital is an affiliate of Hospital Sisters Health System (HSHS), a multi-institutional health care system that operates 13 hospitals in 12 communities across Illinois and Wisconsin and an integrated physician network. HSHS is sponsored by the Hospital Sisters of St. Francis. St. John's Hospital provides a ministry of exceptional health care services to the people of central Illinois in the Catholic tradition of compassion, justice and reverence for life.

High-performance network model drives focus on more coordinated care

A high-performance network collaboration consists of a group of health care providers who assume responsibility for the quality and cost of care for a group of patients.

Coventry works with health care organizations throughout the state to develop products and services that support value-driven, patient-centered care. For more information on this specific high-performance network, please visit > Health Care Solutions > Our Products > Carelink from Coventry.

About Hospital Sisters Health System

Hospital Sisters Health System is a Roman Catholic health care mission founded to continue the healing ministry of Jesus Christ. Sponsored by the Hospital Sisters of St. Francis, HSHS provides state-of-the-art health care framed in traditional values taught by St. Francis and St. Clare of Assisi. It is dedicated to serving all people, including the poor and the needy, at each of its 13 local systems in Illinois (Belleville, Breese, Decatur, Effingham, Highland, Litchfield, Springfield and Streator) and Wisconsin (Chippewa Falls, Eau Claire, Sheboygan and two in Green Bay). For more information about HSHS, visit

About Coventry Health Care of Illinois, Inc.

Providing health care benefits for almost 30 years, Coventry Health Care of Illinois, Inc. (formerly PersonalCare Insurance of Illinois, Inc.) offers a range of traditional and consumer-directed health insurance products, including group health, individual health, self-funded administration, Medicare and pharmacy plans. Coventry Health Care of Illinois is an Aetna company. For more information, see

About Aetna

Aetna (NYSE: AET) is one of the nation's leading diversified health care benefits companies, serving an estimated 44 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, workers' compensation administrative services and health information technology services. Aetna’s 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


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Kristine Grow, 301-581-5729