Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield and the Hospital of Saint Raphael Renew Network Agreement

Thursday, April 1, 2010 General News
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NORTH HAVEN and NEW HAVEN, Conn., March 31 Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield and the Hospital of Saint Raphael in New Haven announced today they have reached agreement on their contract renewal. As a result, the Hospital of Saint Raphael will continue as a participating hospital in Anthem's networks without interruption.

"We are pleased to have reached a multi-year agreement with the Hospital of Saint Raphael that allows Anthem and the hospital to continue our valuable relationship," said David R. Fusco, president, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield. "This arrangement will continue to provide our members with access to quality health care at the Hospital of Saint Raphael at fair and competitive rates."

"We believe the new contract is fair, and recognizes and reflects each organization's commitment to this community, the patients we are both privileged to serve, and our collective commitment to quality-driven, efficient and cost-effective care," said Chris O'Connor, president and CEO, Hospital of Saint Raphael. "The agreement we have forged strengthens our mission to provide the advanced technology, top-level staff and comprehensive services that patients and physicians have come to expect when choosing Saint Raphael's."

About Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Connecticut

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield is the trade name of Anthem Health Plans, Inc., an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. ® ANTHEM is a registered trademark of Anthem Insurance Companies, Inc. The Blue Cross and Blue Shield names and symbols are registered marks of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. Additional information about Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Connecticut is available at www.anthem.com.

About the Hospital of Saint Raphael

The Hospital of Saint Raphael is a 511-bed community teaching hospital affiliated with Yale University School of Medicine. A leader in orthopedic, spine, bariatric and lung cancer surgery, Saint Raphael's is the largest member of the Saint Raphael Healthcare System, which is sponsored by the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth. For more information, visit www.srhs.org.

SOURCE Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Connecticut


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