Lighthouse Health Plan Announces Contract with Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare


Amanda Bawn



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Katie King

EW Bullock Associates


Thursday, May 23, 2019 –Tallahassee, Fl—Lighthouse Health Plan announced today that they have contracted with Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare to provide services to its members.

Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare — which includes an acute care hospital, a psychiatric hospital, multiple specialty care centers, 35 affiliated physician practices and 600 affiliated physicians — is one of the largest private employers in Tallahassee.

“We are proud to partner with Lighthouse Health Plan. We were especially impressed by the fact that Lighthouse is a local Medicaid health plan, led by local doctors,” said Mark O’Bryant, President and CEO for Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare. “We look forward to building a successful partnership to care for the residents of Northwest Florida.”

Lighthouse Health Plan currently has more than 28,000 members.

“Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare has more than 70 years of experience in this region,” said Christie Spencer, CEO of Lighthouse Health Plan. “With their large reach and deep understanding of the needs of their patients, we know our members will have access to the best care available.”

About Lighthouse Health Plan

Lighthouse Health Plan is a local, community-based health plan created and run by doctors. Lighthouse will serve Escambia, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa and Walton counties in Medicaid Region 1 of Florida; and Bay, Calhoun, Franklin, Gadsden, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson, Jefferson, Leon, Liberty, Madison, Taylor, Wakulla, and Washington counties in Medicaid Region 2 as a Provider Service Network (PSN).

The PSN plan was created by Florida state legislature in 1997 when the Legislature authorized the Florida Medicaid program to establish a Medicaid PSN demonstration project to capitalize on high-volume Medicaid providers and their ability to manage the medical care of Medicaid beneficiaries they serve. “Provider Service Network” means an entity qualified pursuant to s.409.912(2) of which a controlling interest is owned by a health care provider, or group of affiliated providers, or a public agency or entity that delivers health services. Health care providers include Florida-licensed health care professionals or licensed health care facilities, federally qualified health care centers, and home health care agencies. Sponsored by Lighthouse Health Plan, LLC and the State of Florida, Agency for Health Care Administration.

For more information about Lighthouse Health Plan, please call 1-844-243-5176 or visit

About Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare

Founded in 1948, Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare (TMH) is a private, not-for-profit community healthcare system committed to transforming care, advancing health, and improving lives with an ultimate vision to elevate the standards of healthcare practice, quality and innovation in our region. Serving a 17-county area in North Florida and South Georgia, TMH is comprised of a 772-bed acute care hospital, a psychiatric hospital, multiple specialty care centers, three residency programs, 35 affiliated physician practices and partnerships with Doctors’ Memorial Hospital, Florida State University College of Medicine, UF Health, Weems Memorial Hospital and Wolfson Children’s Hospital. For more information, visit TMH.ORG.

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