"Our new health system has a strong future ahead of it with collaboration, teamwork and the patient at the center of all decisions," said John Paul, newly named president and CEO of Allegheny Health Network. "This new integrated delivery network will create more health care choice and a greater focus on individual wellness and disease prevention – all of which will provide immediate and longer-term benefits to our patients and customers."Allegheny Health Network also includes Jefferson Regional Medical Center, which joined the network on March 1, Premier Medical Associates and other group practices, scores of physicians, a medical group purchasing organization, a physicians' administrative organization, ambulatory surgical centers and a medical mall. Saint Vincent Health System in Erie, upon receipt of approval for its affiliation from the Erie County Orphans' Court, will also become part of Allegheny Health. SOURCE Highmark Inc.