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Sutter-Aetna venture brings Stanford into the fold
Sacramento Business Journal

Sutter Health’s new health plan joint venture with Aetna Inc. is adding Stanford Health Care providers to its lineup.

The Sutter Health | Aetna joint venture launched at the end of the third quarter last year to offer self-insured preferred provider organization health plans to companies. Sacramento-based health system Sutter and Hartford, Connecticut-based health insurer Aetna each own 50 percent of the venture.

The recent addition of Stanford Health will see more than 1,500 specialists and about 200 primary care physicians added to the Sutter | Aetna network, bringing its total number of specialists to 9,400 and primary care physicians to 1,700.