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Edward White Receives UnitedHealth Premium® Surgical Spine Specialty Center Designation

June 29, 2012

St. Petersburg, FL - Edward White Hospital is proud to receive the UnitedHealth Premium® specialty center designation in recognition of quality care.

UnitedHealthcare® developed the UnitedHealth Premium specialty center program to give its members information and access to hospitals meeting rigorous quality criteria. The designation is based on detailed information about specialized training, practice capabilities and outcomes and is designed to help members make informed decisions should they need surgical spine care.

“This designation means that our patients can continue to depend on Edward White Hospital for conscientious, reliable surgical spine care and we are thrilled to be designated as a UnitedHealth Premium specialty center – an acknowledgement that we’re a hospital you can choose with confidence”, says Richard Frank Interim CEO of Edward White Hospital. “It is our privilege to continue providing the tradition of excellence in quality care to the people of our community for over 36 years.”

To receive this designation, Edward White Hospital met extensive quality and outcomes criteria based on nationally recognized medical standards and expert advice. The criteria incorporate measurements of breadth and depth of care, staff experience, emergency care, quality and outcomes reporting.

Sam Ho, M.D., executive vice president and Chief Medical Officer at UnitedHealthcare® stated that consumers who require surgical spine care need to know that they are getting quality treatment. “Our goal is to enhance the overall quality of care for our customers and enrollees. The UnitedHealth Premium designation signals to all consumers that Edward White Hospital meets or exceeds nationally recognized standards of care.”

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