Thousand Oaks and Salinas, CA -- August 1, 2012 – Natividad Medical Center and Anthem Blue Cross announced today that they have reached a new multi-year agreement effective Aug. 1, 2012 to continue the medical center’s delivery of quality care to Anthem Blue Cross members. In addition, if a member has a tiered benefit plan, Natividad Medical Center is a “Tier 1” Preferred Provider network hospital. This means added value with lower out of pocket costs for Anthem Blue Cross members who receive inpatient or outpatient services at Natividad Medical Center.
“Our mission is to help people get and stay healthy,” said Pam Kehaly, president of Anthem Blue Cross. “We know Natividad Medical Center is an important part of the local medical community and we’re excited to continue our relationship with the hospital so that our members can continue to have access to high quality health care.”
“We are very pleased to again be part of the Anthem Blue Cross Network,” said Harry Weis, CEO of Natividad Medical Center. “This new agreement reflects Natividad Medical Center’s goal to continually improve the health status of the people of our community through access to affordable, high quality health care services.”
About Natividad Medical Center:
Natividad Medical Center is a Monterey County owned and operated 172-bed acute care hospital providing health care services to the people of the county for more than 126 years. Natividad Medical Center offers inpatient, outpatient, emergency, diagnostic and specialty medical care. NMC provides more than 33,000 patient days each year and more than 44,000 emergency department visits per year. NMC is ranked #1 in newborn deliveries in Monterey County. Natividad Medical Center is the only teaching hospital on the Central Coast, through its affiliation with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Natividad Medical Center is based in Salinas, California. For more information, please call 831-755-4111 or visit www.natividad.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
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Marci Bracco, Natividad Medical Center
Leslie Porras, Anthem Blue Cross