Philadelphia’s First City-Wide Innovation Festival, B. PHL, Announced for October 2019

During the three-day festival, locations around Philadelphia will host experiential workshops, speakers and exhibits that showcase innovation in healthcare, technology, engineering, art, music, film and more. The festival is partnering with and highlighting organizations throughout the region, local entrepreneurs, and individual innovators.

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Celebrating the announcement of B.PHL, Philadelphia’s first city-wide Innovation Festival, are, left to right: Daniel J. Hilferty, CEO of Independence Health Group and chairman of the board of directors of The Chamber of Commerce of Greater Philadelphia; Michelle Histand, director of Innovation at Independence Blue Cross; Marques Colston, former NFL player, founder and managing partner of Dynasty Innovation, and managing director of the Center for Innovation at Virtua Health; Sheila Hess, city representative for the City of Philadelphia; Rui Jing Jiang, co-founder and CEO of Avisi Technologies; and Rob Wonderling, president and CEO of The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia.

Independence hosts CPR training provided by the American Heart Association

Using practice manikins, the simple Hands-Only training from the American Heart Association took only minutes to complete. Hands-Only CPR can double or even triple a person’s chance of survival from cardiac arrest.


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IBX associates practice Hands-Only CPR on training manikins in the Market Street Courtyard outside of Independence LIVE

Independence hosts Pennsylvania Healthcare Diversity Summit

Summit speakers offered ways to enhance diversity and inclusion efforts by bolstering philanthropy. In addition, they shared key elements for successful diversity programs and explained how community-based training and outreach strengthen diversity and inclusion in work environments.


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Independence Director of Strategic Sourcing & Procurement Chuck Stefanosky shares insight on the company's commitment to a robust, diverse supplier chain at the PA Healthcare Diversity Summit.