Aetna has reached an agreement with The Washington Hospital on a contract that adds a new hospital and potentially as many as 200 new physicians to Aetna’s provider network in western Pennsylvania.

Under this agreement, The Washington Hospital and its satellite locations, including the Urgent Care Center affiliated with The Washington Hospital, will provide covered benefits, at in-network rates, to Aetna members in the Pittsburgh area.

Aetna also has contracted separately with the Washington Physician Hospital Organization (WPHO), which could add nearly 200 participating physicians to its network.

WPHO executive director Charles Vargo said,the company has received many requests in recent months from Aetna’s commercial and Medicare members in Washington and Greene Counties, asking WPHO to join the Aetna network.

“The company is pleased that The Washington Hospital and WPHO participating primary care and specialist physicians can now serve these residents of our community,” Vargo said.