Premier Medical Network, 2180 S. 1300 East, has signed a contract with HealthTrust Inc.-The Hospital Company.

The contract covers the 1,500 employees working at HealthTrust's six hospitals: Brigham City Community Hospital; Lakeview Hospital in Bountiful; Pioneer Valley Hospital in West Valley City; Mountainview Hospital in Payson; Castleview Hospital in Price; and Ashley Valley Medical Center in Vernal.PMN's health care system works in conjunction with the various types of health plans to reduce costs without reducing health benefits and without compromising the quality of care that patients receive, said Kevin Potts, director of sales and marketing.

PMN has 54,920 enrollees, a 62 percent increase over the number a year ago. In the first quarter of 1991, 150 physicians joined the network, bringing to 650 the number who belong to the network.