LOS ANGELES (July 5, 2012) – CareMore Health Plan, a Medicare Advantage
Program based in Cerritos, California, has selected Good Samaritan Hospital
as its preferred hospital provider in the central Los Angeles area. As
part of the agreement between the two parties, CareMore will construct
a new Comprehensive Care Center – a one stop medical home for seniors
– nearby Good Samaritan Hospital. The Center is expected to be completed
by the Fall of 2012.
For the first time, Medicare beneficiaries in central Los Angeles (including
the central and mid-city area, Hollywood, Koreatown, and Hancock Park)
will have the option of choosing CareMore’s renowned system of integrated
“Expanding CareMore’s ‘Medical Home model’ into
the heart of Los Angeles is an important milestone in the growth of our
organization. Our unique approach to caring for seniors with chronic diseases
will be supported by the high quality patient services at Good Samaritan
Hospital, which has consistently ranked among the top hospitals in the
nation,” said Ken Kim, M.D., chief medical officer of Clinical Programs
for CareMore. “We have partnered with the most prestigious and respected
hospital in downtown Los Angeles. This affiliation will add a new level
of comprehensive care for our members in the Los Angeles area.”
“Good Samaritan Hospital has been committed to serving the senior
population in our service area for over 125 years,” said Andrew
B. Leeka, president and chief executive officer of Good Samaritan Hospital.
“We share CareMore’s philosophy of providing a continuum of
care to support seniors and we are proud to have been selected as their
preferred hospital for their new network.”
In addition to its Medicare Advantage Program for seniors, CareMore is
a managed care plan option for “Dual Eligible” beneficiaries
covered by both Medicare and Medi-Cal. CareMore can be reached at 1 (877)
211-6614 or at
About Good Samaritan Hospital
First opened in 1885, Good Samaritan Hospital is a 408-bed tertiary care
facility offering leading edge medical treatments in cardiology and cardiac
surgery, orthopedics, ophthalmology, neurosurgery, oncology, gastroenterology,
hepaticobiliary surgery, transfusion-free surgery and women’s services.
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CareMore Health Plans are subsidiaries of WellPoint that operate multiple
plans under three federally-approved Medicare Advantage contracts. The
plans serve a total of more than 67,000 Medicare members throughout Southern
California, Northern California, Las Vegas, Phoenix and Tucson, Ariz.
CareMore specializes in health care services that help Medicare beneficiaries
who are chronically ill and/or frail.