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PrimeCare Voted Best Health Care in 2018 by Inland Empire Magazine Readers

The recognition in the January issue of Inland Empire Magazine is based on readers nominating the best people, places and things in the Inland Empire. We are proud to announce PrimeCare was chosen as one of the best in the “Best Health Care” category!

We are thrilled to start off the year with this honor and it is because of each and every one of you, we have grown to become a leading health care provider. We believe the recognition received reflects the effort the company puts forth to be health care partners to our members and support them on their path to wellness. PrimeCare continues to make a difference in our local communities.

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PrimeCare Medical Network to Participate in Alignment Healthcare's Medicare Advantage Care Provider Network

Medicare Advantage plan participants in San Bernardino and Riverside counties to have access to PrimeCare Medical Network physicians and specialists Jan. 1, 2018

Ontario, CA, Dec. 4, 2017 - Alignment Healthcare has added PrimeCare Medical Network – comprising 14 PrimeCare independent practice associations (IPAs) including Empire Physicians Medical Group and Valley Physicians Network – to its Alignment Health Plan’s Medicare Advantage provider network.

PrimeCare maintains an expansive base of primary care physicians throughout the Inland Empire. This new relationship will give people enrolled in Alignment Health Plan’s Medicare Advantage access to more than 300 primary care physicians and 1,300 specialists in Riverside and San Bernardino counties.

“PrimeCare Medical Network is an important community partner and offers the people served by Alignment Healthcare greater choice and access to quality, cost-effective care,” said Dawn Maroney, chief growth and strategy officer of Alignment Healthcare. “We are grateful for the collaborative relationships we share with care providers like PrimeCare that are committed to improving the quality and cost of care.”

Alignment Health Plan, which offers Medicare Advantage plans in seven California counties, was awarded a 4.5-star rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for 2018. Alignment offers patients expert chronic disease management programs and enhanced customer support through its command center that monitors its plan participants’ health status so that medical intervention can be timely and appropriate.

“This new network relationship comes at a time when Medicare beneficiaries are evaluating their health plan choices during this year’s Medicare open enrollment period,” said Jamie Phillips, president of PrimeCare. “Our new partnership with Alignment Healthcare gives more seniors living in Riverside and San Bernardino greater access to quality, cost-effective care close to where they live."

About Alignment Healthcare

Alignment Healthcare is redefining the business of health care by shifting the focus from payments to people. We’ve created a new model for health care delivery that cuts costs and improves lives by unraveling the inefficiencies of the current system to drive patients, providers and payers toward a common goal of wellness. Harnessing best practices from Medicare Advantage, our innovative data-management technology allows us to commit to caring for seniors and those who need it most: the chronically ill and frail. With offices and care centers across the country, Alignment Healthcare provides partners and patients with customized care and service where they need it and when they need it, including clinical coordination, risk management and technology facilitation. Alignment Healthcare offers HMO plan options to California residents through the Alignment Health Plan, and partners with select health plans in North Carolina and Florida to help deliver better benefits at lower costs. For more information, please visit http://www.alignmenthealthcare.com.

About PrimeCare

PrimeCare, part of OptumCare, has been caring for the communities of San Bernardino and Riverside counties since 1994 through its independently-contracted physician network. It is an Elite Medical Group designated by the California Association of Physicians Groups (CAPG) Standards of Excellence Survey. PrimeCare physicians take pride in the relationships they build with their patients and are dedicated to promoting their overall well-being. For more information, visit http://www.primecare.com.


On behalf of Alignment Healthcare

Maggie Habib

(310) 916-6934


On behalf of Optum

Lauren Mihajlov

(952) 205-6312


PrimeCare proudly supports hands-only CPR training!

PrimeCare and the American Heart Association are happy to report that over 5,000 students in the Riverside Unified School District were trained with hands-only CPR!

With the support of PrimeCare, the American Heart Association is creating a generation of lifesavers by making sure students learn CPR before they graduate. In less than the time it takes to watch a TV sitcom, we can give students the skills they need to help save someone's life with CPR. The CPR in Schools Training Kit empowers students to learn the core skills of CPR in under 20 minutes, and it teaches AED skills and choking relief. The easy-to-use kit is designed specifically for the needs of school educators. It's portable, allowing for convenient movement from classroom to classroom and easy storage. It's also resuable. The CPR in Schools Training Kit was developed by the American Heart Association and incorporates the very latest science. Teaching students CPR before they graduate would put thousands of qualified lifesavers in our community, year after year.

  • About 80% of cardiac arrests that occur outside a hospital happen at home.
  • About 89% of those victims don't survive because, often, people around them don't step in to perform CPR.
  • In September last year, Governor Brown passed a mandate that requires school districts to implement a health education course that includes CPR training.

Look for our ad in the Inland Empire Magazine this July highlighting this amazing initiative!

Thank you for voting PrimeCare Best Medical Group

The readers of the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, which serves the western part of San Bernardino county (Ontario, Chino, Rancho Cucamonga, Fontana) have selected PrimeCare as “Best Medical Group” in the newspaper’s 2015 Reader’s Choice Awards. In addition, the readers of the San Bernardino Sun and Redlands Daily Facts, which serves the eastern part of the San Bernardino county selected PrimeCare as “Favorite Medical Group”. We’ve worked hard and continue to work hard to improve our services and exceed your expectations in medical care. We’re proud to be recognized by the local readers!

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