Street Beats, a music production pilot program created by Covenant House Pennsylvania, aims to help homeless youth gain confidence, develop critical life skills, and express their creativity and emotions in a supportive environment. Created with a Building Healthier Communities grant from the Independence Blue Cross Foundation, Street Beats empowers youth to create musical beats, write their own lyrics,…
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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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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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Dad Vail Regatta
Daniel J.  Hilferty, president and CEO of Independence Blue Cross, (fifth from left), and Congressman Robert Brady, (third from left), with members of the Dad Vail board. Philadelphia’s premiere rowing event, the Dad Vail Regatta, just became stronger. Independence Blue Cross has become a presenting sponsor of the Dad Vail Regatta and will provide support for this iconic Philadelphia tradition,…
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Independence Blue Cross and University of Pennsylvania Health System
Daniel J. Hilferty, Ralph W. Muller, and Anthony V. Coletta took part in a signing ceremony to mark the groundbreaking agreement between Independence Blue Cross and University of Pennsylvania Health System (UPHS) that commemorates UPHS joining the Independence Facilitated Health Networks model. Philadelphia – Independence Blue Cross (Independence) and University of Pennsylvania Health System (UPHS) have signed an innovative,…
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The Independence Blue Cross Foundation President Lorina Marshall-Blake accepted the 2017 Mercy Neighbor Award from the Mercy Neighborhood Ministries of Philadelphia, Inc. at an event attended by hundreds of supporters and donors. Mercy honored Marshall-Blake for her decades-long commitment to community service and for her tireless efforts to help others in need. In addition to leading the Independence Blue Cross Foundation since its inception in 2012,…
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On March 21, the Cozen PAL Center in Fairmount opened its “Prom Boutique” to make prom night unforgettable for over 200 young shoppers. For the ninth consecutive year, the boutique provided students from PAL centers across the city with the total shopping experience. Blue Crew volunteers were there to help shoppers try on dresses, accessories, and shoes….
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Independence Health Group, Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania, and Safeguard Scientifics, Inc. have given a $150,000 seed investment to VitalTrax. This is the group’s first investment from their $6 million digital health funding initiative announced in December 2016. Founded in 2016 by serial entrepreneur, Zikria Syed, VitalTrax provides cloud-based software for patients to search for clinical trials,…
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Eight breakthrough companies accepted into the 5th year of Dreamit Health. Partnership with Penn Medicine and Independence Blue Cross has helped to launch companies like BioBots, Biomeme, TowerView Health, Wellth and nearly 75 others. New York and Philadelphia — Leading global startup accelerator Dreamit announced today the new cohort of companies accepted into its spring 2017 cycle….
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Extension signifies Temple’s intent to join the Independence Facilitated Health Networks model Philadelphia  – Independence Blue Cross (Independence) and Temple University Health System (TUHS) have signed an 18-month contract extension. The contract extension signifies TUHS’s intent to be among the first in the region to join the innovative, patient-centric model known as the Independence Facilitated Health Networks (FHN)….
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