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New West Penn Allegheny CEO Meets With Insurance Brokers

PITTSBURGH, April 2, 2008 /PRNewswire/ -- Christopher T. Olivia, M.D., president and chief executive officer of the West Penn Allegheny Health System, today met with more than 60 regional healthcare insurance brokers to discuss Intelli-Series, a new series of benefits-rich healthcare plans now offered to businesses and their employees by West Penn Allegheny and UnitedHealthcare.

Dr. Olivia and other executives with West Penn Allegheny and UnitedHealthcare explained to the brokers how the Intelli-Series plans will benefit both large and small employers in western Pennsylvania and enhance the quality and affordability of healthcare insurance in the area. Dr. Olivia officially began his tenure as West Penn Allegheny's CEO on March 17, 2008.

Other speakers in today's seminar for brokers included:

-- Thomas N. Pappas, chief executive officer of


-- Connie Cibrone, president and chief executive officer of Allegheny

General Hospital.

-- Stephanie Bernaciak-Massaro, vice president and head of

UnitedHealthcare's western Pennsylvania office.

Intelli-Series encompasses every recent innovation in healthcare insurance, including health savings accounts, health reimbursement accounts, out-of-network options preventive care and wellness programs.

About West Penn Allegheny Health System

West Penn Allegheny Health System ( comprises some of the oldest and best-known names in health care in western Pennsylvania. The system's hospitals have long been at the forefront of advanced patient care, medical research and health sciences education. Offering a comprehensive range of medical and surgical services, the hospitals serve Pittsburgh and the surrounding five-state area, house more than 2,000 beds and employ more than 14,000 people. The WPAHS system comprises two tertiary and four community hospitals, which are Allegheny General Hospital (AGH) and The Western Pennsylvania Hospital, both in Pittsburgh; Alle-Kiski Medical Center in Natrona Heights; Canonsburg General Hospital in Canonsburg; The Western Pennsylvania Hospital - Forbes Regional Campus in Monroeville; and AGH - Suburban Campus in Bellevue, in addition to four other facilities owned by WPAHS. More than 650 physicians admit to WPAHS facilities. Together, the WPAHS hospitals admit approximately 80,000 patients each year, log in an excess of 173,000 emergency visits and delivery nearly 5,000 newborns. Combined, the hospitals are among the leaders in percentages of total surgeries, cardiac surgeries, neurosurgeries and cardiac catheterization procedures performed throughout the region.

About UnitedHealthcare

UnitedHealthcare ( provides a full spectrum of consumer-oriented health benefit plans and services. The company organizes access to quality, affordable health care services on behalf of more than 26 million individual consumers, contracting directly with more than 535,000 physicians and care professionals and 4,700 hospitals nationwide to offer them broad, convenient access to services nationwide. UnitedHealthcare is one of the businesses of UnitedHealthcare Group (NYSE: UNH), a diversified Fortune 50 health and well-being company.

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