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Saint Mary’s Health Plans retains contract with Saint Mary’s hospital
by Tribune Staff
Apr 17, 2012 | 609 views | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend | print

RENO — Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center will remain a provider for Saint Mary’s Health Plans (SMHP) after the hospital’s sale to Prime Healthcare Services, which is expected to be finalized by June 30, SMHP said Monday.

“Saint Mary’s Health Plans is dedicated to the state of Nevada and meeting the insurance needs of the communities we serve,” a press release stated. “We fully expect this transition will help strengthen our existing operations and allow us to expand and offer additional services in the future. Our goal to provide the very best health care benefits to Nevada remains steadfast.”

Saint Mary’s Health Plans (SMHP) was established in Reno in 1993, initially as a health maintenance organization (HMO) affiliated with Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center.  It now consists of HealthFirst, the HMO; Point-of-Service health plans; Saint Mary’s Preferred Health Insurance Company, which provides PPO health plans; and CDS Group Health, a third-party administrator. For more, visit

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