Who We Are
Mission: To ensure high-value health care, satisfied customers and positive outcomes at an affordable cost.
As a leading provider-owned Preferred Provider Organization in Pennsylvania, Valley Preferred represents a 20+ year partnership of doctors and hospitals dedicated to improving health care quality, affordability and effectiveness.
We are not a health insurance company — rather, we contract with health insurance companies and third-party administrators who provide a variety of health insurance plans for businesses, individuals, universities or colleges (for students) and those with unique health insurance needs. Members get direct access to a large network of member hospitals, physicians, specialists, and ancillary providers without a referral from a primary physician.
A Shared Purpose
Better care. Better health. Better cost. These three goals collectively form the Triple Aim, a framework guiding the restructuring of America's health care system toward a more substainable balance between quality and cost — an imperative for today's providers, insurers, employers and communities.
Locally, this journey toward sustainability started in 1993 with the formation of the Lehigh Valley Physician Hospital Organization, Inc. (LVPHO), and the assembly of like-minded physicians accessible through the Valley Preferred network. The LVPHO is aligned with Lehigh Valley Health Network and the Greater Lehigh Valley Independent Practice Association.
Today, this mission is bolstered by accountable care arrangements Valley Preferred holds with major national payers. Every day, our network's health care providers work to meet these high standards of performance and deliver exceptional care value to our members.
A Commitment to Community Health
At Valley Preferred, we realize that the work of improving a community's health cannot be isolated to a doctor's office. That's why we align with local organizations and programs to promote the region's leading wellness resources and to elevate important health-related causes.
To learn more about Valley Preferred, read our annual Progress Update.