Prominence Health Plan was established in Reno, Nevada in 1993 as a Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) and was originally known as St. Mary’s Health Plans. In 2014, a subsidiary of Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) acquired the company and renamed it Prominence Health Plan. In addition to the HMO, Prominence Health Plan also offers Point of Service health plans, a preferred health insurance company that offers Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) health plans, and CDS Group Health, a third-party administrator.
In addition, Prominence Health Plan owns the Preferred Health Care Network (PHCN), a local provider network. Prominence Health Plan’s HealthFirst HMO/POS is accredited by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), which involves a rigorous review of Prominence Health Plan consumer protection and quality improvement systems. Prominence Health Plan’s access to network providers includes 34 hospitals and over 3,500 providers statewide, in addition to providers outside of Nevada through network lease arrangements.
About Universal Health Services, Inc.
Founded in 1978, Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS)* is one of the nation’s largest and most respected healthcare management companies, operating through its subsidiaries’ acute care hospitals, behavioral health facilities and ambulatory centers nationwide. With more than 65,000 people employed by UHS’ subsidiaries, UHS’ business strategy is to continue to grow by building or purchasing healthcare facilities across the country, while continuing to strengthen UHS’ strong franchise based on exceptional service and effective cost control. Our success is driven by a service philosophy based on integrity, competence and compassion and through a responsive management style.