Independence Innovation Director named an “emerging industry leader”

 

Michelle Histand, Innovation director at Independence Blue Cross, is one of 10 “emerging industry leaders” recognized by Managed Healthcare Executive. Histand manages the Innovation design thinking program at Independence.

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Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest returns to Philadelphia

Independence is excited to kick off another Summerfest season at the Blue Cross RiverRink! The 5th annual summer celebration promises to be the best yet at Philadelphia’s most iconic outdoor skating rink.

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Independence Blue Cross to help “strike out” melanoma

Independence is helping to fund free sunscreen dispensers that the City of Philadelphia will place in parks and public areas around the city to help remind residents of the importance of being sun smart. 

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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….
(Pictured L-R) Independence Blue Cross Senior Community Affairs Specialist Yasseline Diaz and Isaac A. Sheppard Elementary School Principal Marisol Rivera Rodriguez.  Independence Senior Community Affairs Specialist Yasseline Diaz last month won the celebrated “Women at the Top” award from the Latino news organization, Al Dia. Nominated by her peers, Diaz was one of six Latinas in the Philadelphia region selected by Al Dia’s panel of judges based on the impact she is making in her community….
This Sunday, 40,000 runners, including approximately 12,000 Independence Blue Cross (Independence) members, will hit the pavement for the annual Blue Cross Broad Street Run. This springtime tradition is the nation’s largest 10-miler and draws participants from across the country.  We’re so proud to be the presenting sponsor for the 21st consecutive year! We encourage runners, spectators,…
Independence Blue Cross Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer Richard L. Snyder, M.D., yesterday joined a keynote panel discussion on the opioid epidemic at the 14th Annual World Health Care Congress in Washington, D.C. Moderated by Jayne O’Donnell, health care policy reporter at USA Today, the panel, “Beyond the Drug du Jour: Leverage Behavioral Health,…
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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, April 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Last year, the state of Pennsylvania collected nearly 44,000 pounds of unwanted medicines. That’s over 20 tons of dangerous drugs that were safely disposed of….
On April 18, communications professionals from throughout the region joined Philadelphia Business Journal health care reporter John George for the Philadelphia Public Relations Association’s “Healthcare Communications 2017” panel discussion. Hosted at Independence LIVE, our new, state-of-the-art customer and community experience center, attendees joined a spirited discussion on the changing health care landscape and its impact on how to communicate with key constituencies….
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