IBC Foundation president receives Honorary Fellow award for innovative leadership

Independence Blue Cross Foundation (Foundation) President Lorina Marshall-Blake was inducted as an Honorary Fellow into the American Academy of Nursing (Academy) for her role as an innovative leader in building healthier communities. The Academy honored Marshall-Blake along with three other industry leaders at the Academy’s 2016 Transforming Health,…
Independence Blue Cross supports the nationwide effort to clear homes of expired, unused, unwanted, and potentially dangerous prescription drugs during the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) National Prescription “Drug Take Back Day” taking place Saturday, October 22 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This year, the DEA will offer more than 100 Take Back locations across the Philadelphia region for you to dispose of your unwanted or expired prescriptions….
Experts from the Independence Blue Center for Health Care Innovation are teaching others how to use design thinking to solve real challenges in health care. This month, Independence Blue Cross (Independence) hosted workshops in Philadelphia and Chicago to introduce students, business and health care professionals, and fellow Blue plan associates to the key principles of Independence’s innovation toolkit — the means through which its experts apply design thinking to help solve problems….
Independence Blue Cross hosted 17 Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans from across the nation at the 9th annual dotBlue meeting, which was created to provide a way for Blue plans to share knowledge on a variety of web topics. This year, Independence welcomed nearly 100 Blue plan representatives from IT, Marketing, and eCommerce for a two-day idea-sharing and collaborative meeting: “Innovating for a Healthy Tomorrow.” The meeting focused on new innovations in member websites,…
The Independence Blue Cross Foundation just turned 5.
The Independence Blue Cross Foundation celebrated its fifth anniversary at its headquarters at 1901 Market Street with nearly 200 of its valued partners and other special guests. To mark the occasion, the Foundation recognized the support of many individuals and organizations that have contributed to its extraordinary accomplishments. Since its launch in October 2011, the Foundation has invested more than $25 million in initiatives that target four primary areas: Increasing access to quality,…
On September 23, Forbes published an Op-Ed co-authored by Daniel J. Hilferty, president and CEO of Independence Blue Cross and chairman of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) Board of Directors, and Scott P. Serota, president and CEO of the BCBSA, a national federation of 36 independent, community-based and locally operated Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies….
Photo courtesy of J.Stoddard Independence Blue Cross President and CEO Daniel J. Hilferty last week joined a panel of fellow health care CEOs at the Oliver Wyman Health Innovation Summit 2016 in Chicago, IL, to discuss where health care is going and how the traditional roles and boundaries of every stakeholder involved needs to change in order for there to be a significant transformation in how care is delivered….

One-day event aims to help journalists cover the opioid addiction crisis

Opioid addiction in the United States has escalated into a deadly epidemic. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, prescription painkillers and heroin are claiming the lives of 78 Americans every day. As a leader in an industry on the front lines in the battle against addiction,…
Independence Blue Cross (IBC) Foundation President Lorina Marshall-Blake accepted West Chester University’s inaugural Corporate Partner of the Year award from Chris Fiorentino, the interim president of the University. Fiorentino presented the award at a reception held at the Foundation’s center city Philadelphia office. The University honored the Foundation for its long-time support of the University’s nursing program through the Foundation’s Nurses for Tomorrow initiative….
The Philadelphia Tribune selected Lorina Marshall-Blake, president of the Independence Blue Cross (IBC) Foundation, as one of the key “African American Leaders” in the Philadelphia region in recognition of her community leadership. She was honored at an awards program today, along with approximately 100 other leaders, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia. In addition, the awardees will be featured in the Tribune’s “Philadelphia’s Most Influential African Americans” edition,…
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