NU Online News Service, March 10, 2003, 10:03 a.m. EST – Preferred Plus of Kansas, a unit of Preferred Health Systems Inc., Wichita, Kan., has agreed to use the PHCS Network, a national network of doctors, hospitals and clinics organized by Private Healthcare Systems Inc., Waltham, Mass.

Preferred Plus provides or administers major medical coverage for 100,000 people.

Private Healthcare rents provider networks to managed care companies and large self-insured employer health plans.