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Health First Network, Inc. Receives URAC Health Network/Credentialing Accreditation

February 18, 2015

Pensacola, FL -- February 1, 2015 -- Health First Network, Inc. announced today that it has earned full Health Network/Credentialing Accreditation from URAC, a Washington, DC-based health care accrediting organization that establishes quality standards for the health care industry.

“Health First Network, Inc.’s compliance with URAC’s rigorous standards demonstrates the integrity, transparency and accountability of our business practices and our commitment to move healthcare forward by advocating and providing high value health care delivered by quality providers with effective and integrated delivery of management services,” said Richard Tuten, President & CEO of Health First Network, Inc.

“By applying for and receiving URAC accreditation, Health First Network, Inc. has demonstrated a commitment to quality healthcare,” said URAC President and CEO Kylanne Green. “Quality healthcare is crucial to our nation’s welfare and it is important to have organizations that are willing to measure themselves against national standards and undergo rigorous evaluation by an independent accrediting body.”

URAC, an independent, nonprofit organization, promotes health care quality through its accreditation, education and measurement programs. URAC offers a wide range of quality benchmarking programs and services that keep pace with the rapid changes in the health care system and provides a symbol of excellence for organizations to validate their commitment to quality and accountability. Through its broad-based governance structure and an inclusive standards development process, URAC ensures that all stakeholders are represented in establishing meaningful quality measures for the entire health care industry. For more information, visit

About Health First Network, Inc.:
Health First Network, Inc. is an integrated and comprehensive network of 700+ physicians dedicated to improving the health care experience and quality of life of people in Northwest Florida.

Our organization connects physicians, patients, health plans, businesses, and the greater community, thereby, weaving a web of good health. This web is woven and reinforced through a commitment to local medical management, education, wellness, innovation, a team approach, and the delivery of quality, accessible, and affordable health care. For more information, please contact Deborah Gant, Director, Health Services at 850-434-6087.

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