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Priority Health Welcomes Lakeland Care


Priority Health and Lakeland Care are proud to announce a new agreement that will extend Priority Health's services to southwest Michigan. The new agreement provides residents in the Berrien, Cass and Van Buren counties with greater choice in health care coverage.

“With a similar commitment to provide access to high-quality care and service, our new relationship with Lakeland Care will enhance services for the community,” said Kimberly K. Horn, president and CEO for Priority Health.

The new agreement extends Priority Health's network to include Lakeland Care's four hospitals and more than 400 primary and specialty physicians.

“On behalf of our physicians and hospitals, we are pleased to announce a new partnership with Priority Health. This relationship will offer additional health insurance options to both our large and small area employers,” said Dennis Szymanski, M.D., chairman of the Lakeland Care Board of Directors.

More than 16,000 doctors and other health care providers have chosen to participate in the Priority Health network. The network also includes more than 100 acute-care hospitals. For a complete list of Lakeland Care physicians and hospitals available visit the Priority Health online Find a Doctor directory.

Individuals or companies interested in working with Priority Health may contact their local agent to learn more or visit

About Lakeland Care

Lakeland Care is a Physician Hospital Organization (PHO) and southwest Michigan's preferred provider network, offering employer services, worksite wellness programs, and multiple insurance options. Lakeland Care is committed to building relationships between employers, healthcare providers and payors in order to bring superior value and the highest quality healthcare to our community. To learn more visit

About Priority Health

Priority Health is an award-winning health plan nationally recognized for creating innovative solutions that impact health care costs while maximizing customer experience. It offers a broad portfolio of products for employer groups, individuals and Medicare and Medicaid. As a nonprofit company, Priority Health serves more than 625,000 people and continues to be ranked among America's best health plans by the National Committee for Quality Assurance.

Priority Health
Amy Miller, (616) 464-8571

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