UAB Health System signs new contract with UnitedHealthcare

About 147,000 UnitedHealthcare customers in Alabama will have access to UAB physicians, facilities.

The University of Alabama at Birmingham Health System and UnitedHealthcare have announced a new network relationship that provides access to the hospital’s health-care services to about 147,000 of the insurer’s employer and individual plan participants throughout Alabama.  

UAB-Hospital_nightUAB Health System includes UAB Hospital, one of the nation’s four largest academic hospitals, with the only Level I trauma center and Level III neonatal intensive-care unit in Alabama. Other UAB Health System facilities include The Kirklin Clinic; neighborhood UAB Health Centers located in Inverness, Moody, Hueytown, Hoover, Tuscaloosa, Selma and Huntsville; UAB Callahan Eye Hospital with the country’s only Level I eye-trauma center; and four affiliated hospitals to include Medical West located in Bessemer and three Baptist Health facilities in Montgomery. UAB specialty centers for excellence include the Spain Rehabilitation Center and Women and Infant's Center.

“UAB continues to strengthen its commitment to provide the best health care possible for the people of Alabama,” said UAB Health System CEO Will Ferniany, Ph.D. “We look forward to serving patients who are part of UnitedHealthcare of Alabama and are pleased that we can accept a broader array of insurance providers."

“Our new relationship with the University of Alabama at Birmingham Health System builds upon UnitedHealthcare’s commitment to provide Alabama residents with broad access to quality, affordable health care,” said Glen Golemi, CEO, UnitedHealthcare of Alabama. “UAB Health System is an important provider of health-care services in this area, and we know our customers appreciate having local access to this outstanding organization.”