Important UnitedHealthcare Update

Sarasota Memorial Health Care System has reached a fair and equitable agreement with UnitedHealthcare on a three-year extension for the contracts with Sarasota Memorial Hospital and First Physicians Group; we expect to sign the paperwork soon. The existing contracts were set to expire Dec. 31, 2017, but this agreement will allow patients enrolled in UnitedHealthcare’s Medicare Advantage, Commercial and individual Marketplace Exchange plans to have uninterrupted, in-network access to our hospital, network of urgent care and outpatient centers, and First Physicians Group medical providers. 

Ensuring that we can continue to provide top-quality care for our community is always our top priority, and we’ve sincerely appreciated the community support we’ve received throughout the negotiation process with UnitedHealthcare.