Children’s Hospital & Research Center Oakland Extends Contract With Anthem Blue Cross
Children Covered By Anthem Blue Cross Continue to Receive Uninterrupted Care at Only East Bay Pediatric Hospital
October 18, 2010
Oakland, Calif. - Children’s Hospital & Research Center Oakland announced today that the regional, not-for-profit medical center and Anthem Blue Cross have reached a new contract agreement. Children’s, the only pediatric hospital in the East Bay, will continue to be a network facility for children insured by Anthem Blue Cross.
“Children’s Hospital Oakland is pleased to have reached this new agreement with Anthem Blue Cross because we will continue to be able to provide the best healthcare for the children of Northern California,” said Bertram Lubin, MD, Children’s President and CEO. “At the same time, this new contract ensures that the hospital receives equitable reimbursement for the healthcare services we provide to children covered by Anthem Blue Cross.”
“We have great respect for the fine medical staff, administrators and all those who work at Children’s Hospital & Research Center Oakland,” said Mike Ramseier, Anthem Blue Cross’s Vice President, Provider Engagement & Contracting. “We value the contributions they make each day as they care for the children of the East Bay and we are delighted that they remain in the Anthem Blue Cross network.”
About Children’s Hospital & Research Center Oakland
Children’s Hospital & Research Center Oakland is Northern California’s only independent not-for-profit regional medical center for children. Children’s Hospital Oakland is a national leader in many pediatric specialties and sub-specialties including hematology/oncology, neonatology, cardiology, orthopedics, sports medicine, and neurosurgery. The hospital is one of only two solely designated California Level 1 pediatric trauma centers with the largest pediatric inpatient critical care unit in the region. Children’s Hospital has 190 licensed beds, 201 hospital-based physicians in 30 specialties, more than 2,700 employees, and an annual operating budget of more than $350 million. Children’s is also a premier teaching hospital with an outstanding pediatric residency program and unique pediatric subspecialty fellowship programs.
Children’s research program, Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute (CHORI), is internationally renowned for taking state-of-the-art basic and clinical research and translating it into interventions for treating and preventing human diseases. CHORI has 300 members of its investigative staff, a budget of about $50 million, and is ranked among the nation’s top 10 research centers in National Institutes of Health funding to children’s hospitals. For more information, go to www.childrenshospitaloakland.org and www.chori.org.
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.
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