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Independence Blue Cross and Trinity Health sign new long-term agreement

Philadelphia – March 29, 2019 Independence Blue Cross (Independence) and Trinity Health Mid-Atlantic have signed a new five-year agreement, effective April 1, 2019. The agreement – which includes Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital, Mercy Philadelphia Hospital, Nazareth Hospital, St. Mary Medical Center, and Saint Francis Healthcare in Delaware – demonstrates a continued commitment between Independence and Trinity Health Mid-Atlantic to provide members and patients with access to quality, affordable care.

“We are pleased to have the new agreement in place and feel confident knowing that our members can continue to receive care from Trinity Health Mid-Atlantic and the physicians they employ,” said Richard L. Snyder, M.D., executive vice president of Facilitated Health Networks and chief medical officer at Independence Blue Cross. “The hospitals within Trinity Health Mid-Atlantic have a rich history of providing access to a diverse local community and are known for the strong sense of service, neighborhood sensitivity, and tradition they have established. We admire and respect that track record and look forward to continuing the strong relationship we have built with them.”

“As a result of this agreement, we are ensuring our patients throughout the region continue to have access to the physicians, hospitals and services they have come to know and trust and the quality care they have come to expect,” said James L. Woodward, president and CEO of Trinity Health Mid-Atlantic. “Important relationships like this one with Independence Blue Cross enable us to fulfill our mission of being a compassionate and transformative healing presence in Southeastern Pennsylvania and Delaware.”

About Trinity Health Mid-Atlantic

Trinity Health Mid-Atlantic is a Regional Health System that includes Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital in Darby, Pa.; Mercy Philadelphia Hospital and Nazareth Hospital in Philadelphia; Saint Francis Hospital in Wilmington, Del.; St. Mary Medical Center in Langhorne, Pa., home health and LIFE programs.

The hospitals and associated clinics, medical offices, specialized facilities, affiliated institutions, and foundations, includes more than 9,000 colleagues. These hospitals and healthcare providers serve together in the spirit of the Gospel as a compassionate and transforming healing presence within their communities. Trinity Health Mid-Atlantic is a member of Trinity Health.

About Independence Blue Cross

Independence Blue Cross is the leading health insurance organization in southeastern Pennsylvania. With our affiliates, we serve 8 million people nationwide. For more than 80 years, we have been enhancing the health and well-being of the people and communities we serve by delivering innovative and competitively priced health care products and services; pioneering new ways to reward doctors, hospitals, and other health care professionals for coordinated, quality care; and supporting programs and events that promote wellness. To learn more, visit Connect with us on Facebook at and on Twitter at @ibx. Independence Blue Cross is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.


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