Tenet Healthcare Corporation, the parent company of Saint Louis University Hospital and Des Peres Hospital, and United Healthcare (UHC), which provides medical insurance for Saint Louis University employees, have agreed to a new contract.
The agreement means Saint Louis University Hospital and Des Peres Hospital will continue to be part of the UHC network and the ability of patients with UHC insurance to receive services at these hospitals will not change.
SLUCare patients with UHC insurance had been notified that the contract between UHC and Tenet was set to expire.
The contract between SLUCare and UHC was not affected by the negotiations. SLUCare and Tenet are different organizations and each has its own contract with UHC.