UC Davis Medical Center Joins Anthem Blue Cross Medicare Advantage Network

WOODLAND HILLS, Calif., Nov. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Thousands of Anthem Blue Cross Medicare Advantage policyholders in the Sacramento area now have access to in-network care from the UC Davis Medical Center.

UC Davis Medical Center serves a 33-county region across northern and central California that includes 6 million residents. With more than 6,500 employees, the 613-bed facility provides vital care to more than 200,000 patients every year, admitting 25,000 patients for extended care. Additionally, the medical center's emergency room sees an average of 150 patients every day.

UC Davis Medical Center also continues to be in network for Anthem commercial members.

"We're excited about being able to expand our relationship with UC Davis Medical Center," said Krista Bowers, senior vice president of senior products at Anthem Blue Cross. "This is an excellent addition to our network of health care professionals, and it expands the choices available to our members."

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 names and symbols are registered marks of the Blue Cross Association.

SOURCE Anthem Blue Cross