AGP Georgia Expands Network

Amerigroup Georgia Expands Network with Archbold Medical Center

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (Thursday, August 29, 2013) – Amerigroup, a wholly owned subsidiary of WellPoint, Inc., announced its Georgia health plan expanded its provider network with the addition of Archbold Medical Center.

"We look forward to strengthening our commitment in delivering increased access to quality, affordable health care to our members in the Southwest Region of Georgia,” said Fran Gary, chief executive officer, Amerigroup Georgia. “Our partnership with Archbold allows us to expand to include an essential provider of quality health care services."

The expanded provider service area includes the following counties in Georgia: Grady, Thomas, Brooks, Mitchell, Miller, Colquitt, Cook, Baker and Decatur.

With this expansion, the following providers were added to the Amerigroup Georgia network:

  • Archbold Memorial Hospital
  • Grady General Hospital
  • Mitchell County Hospital
  • Brooks County Hospital
  • Archbold Northside Behavioral Health Facility
  • Hospice of Southwest Georgia
  • Four rural health clinics

Amerigroup Georgia began operations in Atlanta in 2006, and has grown to serve members statewide with a network consisting of 18,839 providers and 140 hospitals as of June 2013.

About Amerigroup Georgia

Amerigroup Georgia helps improve health care access and quality for more than 290,000 low-income Georgians by developing innovative care management programs and services. Amerigroup Georgia members are assured care that is not only accessible, but also accountable, comprehensive, integrated and patient-centered. We provide ongoing community relations and outreach to encourage members to become active participants in their health care. Through our health education program, we empower members to choose and sustain a healthy lifestyle. Our experience has proven that ongoing education, outreach and preventive services encourage healthy behaviors that can reduce illness and improve quality of life.

About Amerigroup

Amerigroup, a wholly owned subsidiary of WellPoint, Inc., is the largest company focused solely on meeting the health care needs of financially vulnerable Americans. Currently serving approximately 2.7 million members in 12 states nationwide, Amerigroup is dedicated to offering real solutions that improve health care access and quality for our members, while proactively working to reduce the overall cost of care to taxpayers. Together with WellPoint’s affiliated health plans, we serve approximately 4.5 million beneficiaries of state-sponsored health plans in 19 states, making us the nation’s leading provider of health care solutions for public programs. Amerigroup accepts all eligible people regardless of age, sex, race or disability.

About Archbold Medical Center

Archbold Medical Center is a four-hospital, three nursing-home system with 540 beds. It employs more than 2,500 people and boasts an outstanding medical staff of more than 160 qualified specialists. Its flagship hospital is Archbold Memorial Hospital in Thomasville, Ga., with 264 beds. Its affiliate hospitals, also in Georgia, are Brooks County Hospital in Quitman, Grady General Hospital in Cairo, and Mitchell County Hospital in Camilla.