- The Washington Times - Thursday, March 19, 2009

DALLAS (AP) - Hospital operator Tenet Healthcare Corp. said Thursday it agreed to a contract with health insurer Aetna Inc. under which Aetna will use 400 doctors who work for Tenet in its health plan networks.

Tenet said Aetna will employ the doctors in its provider networks and enhance the process through which the physicians gain credentials. The doctors are part of the Tenet Physicians business, and their specialties include primary care areas like family practice and internal medicine, as well as medical and surgical specialties.

In afternoon trading, Tenet shares rose 4 cents, or 3.9 percent, to $1.06. Shares of Hartford, Conn.-based Aetna declined 61 cents, or 2.5 percent, to $23.75.

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