Independence Health Group Statement on Board Member Patrick D. Finley

Tuesday, 12 April 2016 / Published in News Briefs, Press Releases

PHILADELPHIA — Independence Health Group (Independence) today released the following in response to the death on Sunday, April 10, 2016 of long-time Board Member Patrick D. Finley:

“Pat served on the Independence Board since 1992, sharing his nearly four decades of experience as a union representative, organizer and national leader. He worked tirelessly on behalf of the labor community throughout his career, and applied that same generosity of spirit to serving Independence customers, members and our larger community. Our thoughts and prayers are with Pat’s wife Bobbie, his daughters, and his extended family during this difficult time,” said Independence President and CEO Daniel J. Hilferty.

“Pat and I served together on the Independence Board for more than two decades,” said M. Walter D’Alessio, chairman of the Independence Board and principal, NorthMarq Advisors. “He came to the table with a wealth of knowledge and experiences, and helped us understand and consider the perspective of the labor community. He was both a colleague and a friend, and his absence on the Board will be felt enormously.”

“I have long admired Pat, both as a friend and a colleague, as a steadfast advocate for the labor community, and as a devoted family man. He leaves behind a legacy of service to his trade that is the hallmark of a long and distinguished career. I will miss his friendship, his commitment to the community, and his wise counsel,” said Patrick B. Gillespie, member of the Independence Board and business manager, Philadelphia Building and Construction Trades Council, AFL-CIO.

About Independence Health Group
Independence Health Group, together with its subsidiaries, serves nearly 9 million people in 32 states and the District of Columbia, including 2.5 million in southeastern Pennsylvania. In addition to a growing consumer business, Independence serves employer groups ranging from small businesses to national corporations. Headquartered in Philadelphia, Independence Health Group is a diversified company offering a wide range of services including commercial, Medicare and Medicaid medical coverage, third-party benefits administration, pharmacy benefits management, and workers’ compensation. Independence Health Group is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.

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