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Aetna InstitutesTM

A network known for exceptional care

The Aetna Institutes are a network of high-performing hospitals, clinics and health care facilities that offer specialized care. These institutes focus on bariatric, cardiac and orthopedic surgeries, as well as on transplant support and infertility services.

Our members look for the Aetna Institutes name so they can receive high-quality care at a reasonable cost. The types of Aetna Institutes are:

  • Institutes of ExcellenceTM
  • Institutes of Quality®

Institutes of Excellence

Aetna Institutes of Excellence help patients who are facing a transplant or going through treatment for infertility. To be selected, a health care facility must meet quality criteria for:

  • Number of procedures
  • Success rates
  • Cost-effective care
  • How often patients return to the hospital
  • Rates of complications

Program criteria for transplant support

Program criteria for infertility clinics

Institutes of Quality

Aetna Institutes of Quality provide bariatric, cardiac and orthopedic procedures. We select hospitals that meet certain standards of quality and cost efficiency. We measure many factors, such as:

  • How satisfied patients are
  • Level of care
  • How often people return to the hospital after surgery

Program criteria for bariatric surgery

Program criteria for cardiac care

Program criteria for orthopedic care

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