FALLBROOK – Fallbrook Hospital and Palomar Pomerado Health/ Graybill Medical Group (PPH/GMG) have finalized a new agreement, effective immediately.
Patients who have a Graybill primary care physician, and who have a United Health Care commercial or Medicare Advantage plan via the PPH “Full Risk Agreement,” once again have in-network coverage for all Fallbrook Hospital services.
“This is great news for all those patients who want to continue to choose Fallbrook Hospital for elective or emergency care,” said Kirkpatrick “Kapua” Conley, chief executive officer of Fallbrook Hospital.
As Medicare open enrollment continues through Dec. 7, the new agreement helps to ensure that area residents have plan options that include Fallbrook Hospital and community-based physicians and specialists.
“Resolution was important for many reasons, but it is the patients who ultimately benefit,” said Conley. “We understand how important it is to have access to quality, compassionate health care close to where you live and work. Fallbrook Hospital provides a wide array of services to meet patients’ health care needs.”
“The Fallbrook physicians of Graybill Medical Group are very pleased that Fallbrook Hospital and Palomar Health have come to an agreeable resolution,” said Frank Winton, M.D., lead physician with Graybill Medical Group Fallbrook. “We are part of a special community and are fortunate to have the ability to offer the majority of necessary health care right here in town. We look forward to continued growth and support of Fallbrook Hospital, our fellow local specialists, and our community as a whole.”
“The relationship that exists now between Palomar Health, Fallbrook Hospital, and Graybill Medical Group will continue to benefit the communities that we serve,” said Dr. David Tam, chief communications officer for Palomar Health.
Stephen Abbott, president, Fallbrook Healthcare District commented that he is also pleased that this issue has been resolved so that Fallbrook Hospital, physicians, and other healthcare providers can continue to focus on the delivery of quality healthcare services to residents of the community.
“We are fortunate to have easy, local access to 24-hour emergency services at Fallbrook Hospital along with a wide variety of diagnostic and treatment services,” said Abbott.
Fallbrook Hospital has served the Fallbrook community for more than 50 years.