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TriWest to continue offering healthcare services in Wash.

Post by Scott Fontaine on July 15, 2009 at 12:19 pm with No Comments »
July 15, 2009 12:19 pm

TriWest Healthcare Alliance, which oversees the military healthcare for the Western United States, will continue offering services for Washington and 20 other states.

The contract, which was announced Monday, goes into effect immediately. The Department of Defense estimates the total potential value of the deal, which includes a 10-month base period and five one-year option periods, at almost $17 billion.

It’s the third such contract for TriWest, which has been offering services for 13 years.

“It has been our great honor and privilege to serve the healthcare needs for those who sacrifice so much in defense of freedom, and we are pleased that the Department of Defense has selected us again for this critical work,” said David J. McIntyre, Jr., TriWest’s president and CEO, in a press release.

TriWest provides services to 2.7 million active-duty personnel, their families and retirees. The Phoenix-based holding company is owned by 15 nonprofit health care organizations and two university hospital systems. It employs about 1,900 people and has a regional hub in Tacoma.

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