Editor’s note: Those folks at Highmark are gobbling up anything that’s not nailed down!
Saint Vincent and Highmark Inc. have reached a definitive agreement for the Erie hospital to join Highmark’s integrated delivery system — the newly named Allegheny Health Network.
Saint Vincent would join Jefferson Regional Medical Center and West Penn Allegheny Health System in the network. The Pennsylvania Insurance Department announced its approval Monday of Highmark’s takeover of West Penn.
“We look forward to joining the Highmark (network) in the very near future, along with Jefferson Regional Medical Center and West Penn Allegheny Health System, as we work to preserve health-care choice and ensure access to the highest level of quality care for residents throughout all of western Pennsylvania,” Saint Vincent Chief Executive Scott Whalen said in a statement.