Washington Hospital and Anthem Blue Cross Reach Agreement

Decision Protects Tri-City’s Access to Quality Local Care at Washington Hospital

FREMONT, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Washington Hospital and Anthem Blue Cross today announced that they have reached an agreement which will continue the Hospital’s delivery of quality care to Anthem members and the Tri-City community’s access to its local hospital.

“We are very pleased that this community will have continued access to Washington Hospital, one of the region’s best,” said Nancy Farber, CEO. “Thanks to the commitment of both sides, patients will experience no interruption in service.”

“Anthem Blue Cross has great respect for the fine work carried out each day by the medical staff, administrators and all of those who work at Washington Hospital and who help to care for the people of this community,” said Aldo De La Torre, Vice President of contracting with Anthem Blue Cross. “We are delighted that Washington Hospital remains as one of the valued hospitals in the Anthem Blue Cross network.”

“Since our founding more than fifty years ago, Washington Hospital has been a District hospital where community members come to receive local quality care, close to home,” added Farber. “We will continue to provide a wide range of superior services to our patients, and are very pleased that a resolution to this matter has been reached.”

Patients who have questions about this issue should call Washington Hospital Contract Services at (510) 791-3426.

About Washington Hospital Healthcare System

Washington Hospital Healthcare System includes a 359-bed acute-care hospital; the Taylor McAdam Bell Neuroscience Institute; The Gamma Knife® Center; Washington Radiation Oncology Center; Washington Outpatient Surgery Center; Washington Outpatient Rehabilitation Center; Washington Outpatient Catheterization Laboratory; Washington Center for Joint Replacement; the Institute for Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery; and Washington West, a complex which houses Washington Women’s Center, Outpatient Imaging Center and additional outpatient hospital services and administrative facilities. More information is available at www.whhs.com

About Anthem Blue Cross

Anthem Blue Cross is the trade name of Blue Cross of California. Anthem Blue Cross and Anthem Blue Cross Life and Health Insurance Company are independent licensees of the Blue Cross Association. ® ANTHEM is a registered trademark of Anthem Insurance Companies, Inc. The Blue Cross name and symbol are registered marks of the Blue Cross Association. Additional information about Anthem Blue Cross and Anthem Blue Cross Life and Health Insurance Company is available at www.anthem.com/ca

(For more information, please contact Clayton Warren, Communications Manager, Washington Hospital Healthcare System, (510) 791-3417.)



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Washington Hospital Healthcare System
Clayton Warren, 510-791-3417
Communications Manager

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