PRINCETON, N.J., August 7, 2017 – Aetna (NYSE: AET) announced today its subsidiary, Aetna Better Health® of New Jersey, a state-contracted Medicaid managed care health plan, has signed Capital Health to its provider network. The contract includes the addition of 121 providers to the Aetna Better Health of New Jersey network, providing access to quality care for the plan’s NJ FamilyCare and Managed Long Term Services and Supports (MLTSS) members in Mercer County and the surrounding area.
By adding Capital Health Regional Medical Center and Capital Health Medical Center-Hopewell to its New Jersey network, Aetna Better Health has expanded its health care delivery system providing enhanced provider choice in Mercer County. The health plan will continue to broaden its service area statewide in the upcoming months, allowing Aetna Better Health of New Jersey to provide access to quality health care services to even more members of the NJ FamilyCare’s population.
“This new agreement with Capital Health will provide our members in Mercer County with an expanded network of high-quality facilities and providers,” said Glenn MacFarlane, Aetna Better Health of New Jersey’s president and CEO. “Working with Capital Health allows us to create a better health care delivery system that offers members choice, greater access to care within their communities, and empowers members to achieve a better quality of life.”
“Our agreement with Aetna Better Health is an important step in expanding our ability to provide care to even more of our neighbors throughout Mercer County,” said Al Maghazehe, Ph.D., president and CEO of Capital Health. “Providing one high standard of care at both of our hospitals assures Aetna Better Health Plan participants, regardless of which of the two locations they choose for care, can be confident they are receiving our very best,” Maghazehe added.
For more information about the plans offered by Aetna Better Health of New Jersey, visit aetnabetterhealth.com/newjersey.
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About Capital Health Medical Center
Capital Health is the Central New Jersey/Lower Bucks County region’s leader in providing progressive, quality patient care with significant investments in physicians, nurses and staff, as well as advanced technology. Comprised of two hospitals (Capital Health Regional Medical Center in Trenton and Capital Health Medical Center – Hopewell), a Hamilton outpatient facility, and various primary and specialty care practices across the region, Capital Health is a dynamic healthcare resource accredited by The Joint Commission.
A four-time Magnet-designated health system for nursing excellence, Capital Health serves as a Level II regional trauma center, regional perinatal center (including a Level III NICU), and emergency mental health screening center. Capital Health also offers the region’s first and most experienced Pediatric Emergency Department and most recently, New Jersey’s first Autism-Friendly Pediatric Emergency Department. Capital Health also provides innovative programs such as the Capital Institute for Neurosciences; nationally accredited Center for Comprehensive Breast Care; Center for Digestive Health; Marjorie G. Ernest Joint Replacement Center of Excellence; award-winning Center for Oncology; and the Heart & Vascular Institute, which includes the region’s first accredited Chest Pain Center. For more information, visit capitalhealth.org.