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Published December 13, 2018
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Article May 7, 2019

How a small community hospital can keep a whole community healthy

Large hospital systems often have more resources to provide an extra level of care for patients but small community hospitals may sometimes have to do more with less. BCBS Massachusetts is working with South Shore Hospital to help the hospital provide quality, affordable care for the entire community.
Article March 8, 2019

A nurse uses her experience to guide members through their own journeys

Intensive care unit nurse Mercedes Munoz endured three years of breast cancer treatment. After, she decided to leave a stressful work environment in the hospital to join a special concierge team for members with serious illness. Now, her experience helps her advocate for and empathize with cancer patients in a way few others can.
Article February 27, 2019

Helping a member navigate an overseas emergency

While traveling in Brazil, a car accident shattered her pelvis, broke her femur and left her near death. Local hospitals provided great care, but this Blue Shield of California member needed to get home. A health plan team didn’t rest until her flight landed.
Article February 14, 2019

HIMSS 2019: A Lookback

All the BCBS news from HIMSS19, the Health Information Management Systems Society Global Conference and Exhibition, in Orlando, Florida.
Article February 13, 2019

Providing support for federal workers across the country

Despite the promise of compromise following 35 days of the longest shutdown in government history, Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies continue to provide financial aid to federal employees and their families who were hardest hit by the government shutdown.
Article February 7, 2019

Navigating your health

Many people new to our country are in need of becoming better health advocates for themselves and their families. Find out how Florida Blue is taking a grassroots approach toward enhancing health literacy.
Article January 22, 2019

The next level of value-based care

A majority of North Carolina’s largest health care systems have committed to sharing in cost savings – and losses if they fall short – for improving patient health in a broad new value-based care plan. BCBS North Carolina’s bold new strategy to take value-based care statewide.
Article December 12, 2018

The fight against hunger

The USDA estimates 40 million Americans are food insecure and Arkansas ranks second in the country for the number of people facing food insecurity. As part of its 70th anniversary celebration, Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield committed to making food insecurity its number one priority.
Article December 6, 2018

Preventing blindness in diabetes patients

More than 100 million U.S. adults currently live with diabetes or prediabetes and one of the most common complications of diabetes is blindness. Learn how BCBS companies are removing barriers ensuring diabetic patients receive necessary eye exams.
Article December 3, 2018

Why flu shots matter

Over the last century, we’ve learned so much about preventing and controlling the spread of flu. But a public health challenge remains.
Article November 27, 2018

Healthy hometown

While staying true to its small town charm and rich history South Dakota's oldest city, Fort Pierre, has a strong desire to be a city continuously making subtle environmental changes ensuring residents and visitors have resources to stay active and healthy. 
Article November 14, 2018

Addressing drug pricing through innovation

Rising prescription drug costs are a heavy burden on members. In an effort to address, Blue Cross Blue Shield companies—including Premera Blue Cross and Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield—are testing innovations, backed by data, to help ease this burden.
Article October 26, 2018

Health at home with community paramedicine

Communities across the nation are exploring ways to help residents get the care they need before calling an ambulance. Here’s how one community is addressing social determinants of health to help vulnerable patients get healthier.
Article October 26, 2018

Breaking the cycle of domestic violence

Domestic violence is a cyclical behavior affecting women, men and children across the country. To better understand this cycle of violence, Blue Shield of California Foundation commissioned a survey to help uncover the root causes and found an opportunity for greater impact.
Article March 1, 2016

Making the most of winter

It’s been an unusually warm winter in many parts of the country, but fewer daylight hours still have a way of making us feel lazy...
Article August 18, 2015

Take as directed

You forgot to set your alarm last night, and you wake up frantically ten minutes before you need to leave for work. You scramble...