NU Online News Service, April 21, 2003, 12:51 p.m. EDT – Private Healthcare Systems Inc., Waltham, Mass., a company that develops and manages provider networks for health insurers and large self-funded health plans, says it added 17 customers during the first quarter and expanded relationships with several other customers.

Private Healthcare rents provider networks to more than 160 organizations, the company says.

Private Healthcare reports that its networks now include about 383,000 providers and more than 3,600 hospitals and clinics.