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CIGNA Signs Agreement with University of Illinois Medical Center at Chicago to Expand Customer Access


* Health care services at University of Illinois Medical Center at Chicago are now an in-network choice for CIGNA customers
* New agreement includes medical center and its employed physicians
* Organizations share a joint commitment to improve health

CHICAGO, - CIGNA HealthCare and the University of Illinois Medical Center today announced a new agreement now in effect that gives CIGNA customers in-network access to the medical center and its 707 multi-specialty employed physicians.

“CIGNA is committed to choice and ensuring that our customers can get quality care from an array of doctors and hospitals in the area,” said Sue Podbielski, president, CIGNA HealthCare, Midwest Markets. “We are pleased that our network now includes the University of Illinois Medical Center at Chicago and we can work together to improve the health of CIGNA customers.”

The University of Illinois Medical Center comprises a 491-bed hospital, an outpatient facility, specialty clinics and six health science colleges including the College of Medicine, all located just west of Chicago’s downtown.

“We welcome the opportunity to work with CIGNA and offer our quality health services to its customers,” said John DeNardo, CEO, UIC Healthcare System. “Our collaboration reinforces our shared commitment to advancing the health of the greater Chicago community.”


CIGNA (NYSE: CI) is a global health service and financial company dedicated to helping people improve their health, well-being and sense of security. CIGNA Corporation’s operating subsidiaries in the United States provide an integrated suite of health services, such as medical, dental, behavioral health, pharmacy and vision care benefits, as well as group life, accident and disability insurance. CIGNA offers products and services in over 27 countries and jurisdictions and has approximately 60 million customer relationships throughout the world. All products and services are provided exclusively by such operating subsidiaries and not by CIGNA Corporation. To learn more about CIGNA, visit To sign up for email alerts or an RSS feed of company news, log on to

About University of Illinois Medical Center

The University of Illinois Medical Center is a comprehensive teaching and research hospital and is the state’s largest public medical facility. Founded in 1925, the medical center has pioneered dramatic innovations in medical treatment, technology and cutting-edge research with a dedication to patient care. The medical center includes an inpatient hospital and more than 40 primary care and specialty outpatient clinics. It is associated with UIC’s health sciences colleges of medicine, pharmacy, nursing, dentistry, public health and applied health sciences. The hospital serves as the primary teaching facility for the College of Medicine, the nation’s largest medical school.


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