Ontario, Calif., February 9, 2015 – Prime Healthcare Services, Inc.
and Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc. announced today that they have
agreed to dismiss their respective lawsuits against each other (Prime
Healthcare Cases, Judicial Council Coordinated Proceedings No. 4580) for
breach of contract, unfair competition, and other claims, some of which
have been pending in Los Angeles Superior Court since 2008, and instead
to resolve their disputes through confidential and binding arbitration.
The two companies have also agreed to a confidential agreement regarding
payment rates when Kaiser members are treated at Prime Healthcare hospitals.
Prime Healthcare Services
Prime Healthcare is an award-winning national hospital system with 30 acute
care hospitals providing more than 35,000 jobs in nine states. Based in
California and one of the largest hospital systems in the
country, Prime Healthcare is committed to ensuring access to quality healthcare.
It has been recognized as among the "100 Top Hospitals" in the
nation 27 times and among the "15 Top Health Systems" three
times, and is the only "10 Top Health System" west of the Mississippi.
Our hospitals have been recognized by The Joint Commission among the "Top
Performers on Key Quality Measures" in 2014.
Prime Healthcare is dedicated to serving our patients and communities.
Since 2010, our hospitals have provided more than $2 billion in charity
and uncompensated care. We provide more charity care than any other hospital
system in California (excluding public hospitals) and nearly double the
state average. With over $800 million invested in capital improvements
since 2005, we are committed to transforming all of our hospitals into
award-winning centers of excellence. For more information, please visit www.primehealthcare.com