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NEWS | September 27, 2013

UC Davis, Marshall Medical Center partner to expand HMO access in El Dorado County and Folsom

(SACRAMENTO, Calif.)

UC Davis Health System and Marshall Medical Center have signed a contract that gives CalPERS employees in El Dorado County and Folsom the opportunity to select a new health maintenance organization (HMO) plan from Anthem Blue Cross for their health insurance.

The HMO plan, which offers fixed co-pays for office visits and no deductibles, previously had been unavailable to CalPERS employees in El Dorado County who wanted to receive care from providers affiliated with Marshall Medical Center.   

The new agreement gives CalPERS employees access to a breadth of primary and specialty-care services at Marshall Hospital and referrals to specialists at UC Davis Medical Center for health-care services not available locally.

“Marshall is pleased to enter into this special arrangement with UC Davis that will allow thousands of CalPERS members in El Dorado County to select local medical services,” said James Whipple, CEO, Marshall Medical Center. “It’s a move that will not only improve satisfaction through convenience but also members’ health through greater access to physicians and services.”

“This affiliation is new and innovative for UC Davis and very much in line with our strategic plan to strengthen collaborations with other providers and serve our greater community,” said Maureen McKennan, regional affiliations officer at UC Davis Health System. “This product will provide a much desired, affordable, high-quality HMO option in El Dorado County."

The agreement expands on UC Davis’ existing relationship with Marshall Medical Center, which includes pediatric telehealth services for emergency care and referrals to other specialists and sub-specialists at UC Davis Children’s Hospital. The new agreement gives members access to specialists in 150 areas of advanced medicine at UC Davis Medical Center, including the latest prevention techniques, treatments and technologies at its many renowned specialty centers.

UC Davis Medical Center is a comprehensive academic medical center where clinical practice, teaching and research converge to improve human health. With many centers of excellence, including the region's only level 1 trauma center, renowned institute for the study of neurodevelopmental disorders and a nationally designated cancer center, the medical center serves a 33-county, 65,000-square-mile area that stretches north to the Oregon border and east to Nevada. It further extends its reach through the award-winning telemedicine program, which gives California's remote and medically underserved communities unprecedented access to specialty and subspecialty care.

Marshall Medical is an independent, nonprofit community healthcare provider located in the heart of the Sierra Foothills between Sacramento and South Lake Tahoe. Marshall Medical includes Marshall Hospital, a fully accredited acute-care facility with 113 beds located in Placerville; several outpatient facilities in Cameron Park, El Dorado Hills, Placerville and Georgetown; integrated primary- and specialty-care physicians; and community health and education programs. Marshall has more than 160 affiliated physicians and a team of 1,500 employees providing quality healthcare services to residents of El Dorado County.