Behind the SunSmart sunscreen dispenser are (L-R) Philadelphia Phillies Senior Vice President Dave Buck, Richard David Kann Melanoma Foundation Executive Director Stacy Ostrau, Baseball Hall of Fame player Mike Schmidt, Independence Blue Cross President of Facilitated Health Networks Anthony V. Coletta, M.D., MBA, and Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney. Independence Blue Cross Executive Vice President and President of Facilitated Health Network Anthony V….
Philadelphia –  Independence Blue Cross (Independence) and Holy Redeemer Health System (Holy Redeemer) have agreed to a new three-year contract, making Holy Redeemer the first community-based health system to join the Independence Facilitated Health Networks (FHN) model. The new contract ensures Independence members continued in-network health care coverage at Holy Redeemer Health System facilities. “This new agreement demonstrates how much we value our long-standing relationship with Holy Redeemer and how committed we are to providing high-quality,…
Lorina Marshall-Blake, president of the Independence Blue Cross Foundation, accepted The Salvation Army Greater Philadelphia “Others” Award for her extraordinary spirit of service to “others” and exceptional service in the community. Major A. Philip Ferreira, director of Operations at The Salvation Army Greater Philadelphia, presented the award at the organization’s annual luncheon in Philadelphia. Marshall-Blake, who has 35 years of experience in corporate management,…
The Rotunda at Two Liberty Place was buzzing, not just with the usual lunchtime crowd noises, but with the steady thump of “Stayin’ Alive” by the Bee Gees. The upbeat song was the musical backdrop for a Hands-Only CPR training event hosted by CPR Ready, a campaign designed to increase the number of people in the region who are qualified and willing to perform bystander Hands-Only CPR,…
Independence Blue Cross gave entrepreneurs a real-life Shark Tank experience on May 18. Like the hit TV show, eight health-tech start-up teams in the 2017 class of Dreamit Health Philadelphia pitched Independence executives during a visit to the Independence Blue Cross Center for Health Care Innovation. The event gave entrepreneurs the opportunity to hear feedback on business issues from Independence leaders and to identify internal mentors or champions to support them in the program’s spring class….
Representatives from Independence joined distinguished experts from the region for Philadelphia Media Network’s “The Opioid Forum: An Rx for the Workplace” Independence Blue Cross Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer Richard L. Snyder, M.D., joined a panel of experts to discuss one of the region’s most tragic public health crises — the epidemic of opioid abuse….
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On May 11, Independence Blue Cross joined The City of Philadelphia and Bicycle Transit Systems to celebrate the second anniversary of Indego Bike Share. Nearly 200 riders, partners, and supporters of Indego attended the party which was hosted at Independence LIVE, our new multipurpose community facility at 1919 Market Street. The event highlighted the bike share program’s many successes from the last 12 months: Reached more than one million trips Added 30 new stations and 300 additional bikes Launched the Indego Access discount pass program for low-income individuals Independence SVP Public Affairs Stephen P….
Cool temperatures and mostly clear skies greeted nearly 37,000 finishers for the 38th annual Blue Cross Broad Street Run on Sunday, May 7. The run, which is the nation’s largest 10-miler, takes participants from north Philadelphia to the Navy Yard — all the while passing iconic Philadelphia landmarks such as Temple University, City Hall, the Academy of Fine Arts,…
Pictured above, 2016 IBC Foundation nurse interns. The Independence Blue Cross Foundation recognizes National Nurses Week May 6-12 and the invaluable contributions of our region’s nursing population to health care. The American Nurses Association first designated this week of honoring and celebrating nurses in 1991. From 2004-2011 Independence Blue Cross, and beginning in the Independence Blue Cross Foundation,…
On April 26, 1,500 Independence Blue Cross associates joined the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association and walkers from across the country in a national effort to encourage people to get on their feet for National Walk @ Lunch Day. For the 10th consecutive year, thousands of our associates and members of the local workforce joined organizations throughout the United States for this annual event demonstrating how to fit regular exercise into busy schedules….
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