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Anthem Blue Cross Partners With California Regional Hospital Associations and The National Health Foundation To Launch an Historic Three-Year Statewide Patient Safety Collaborative
Date:1/19/2010

ive ways of working together. This collaboration around patient safety and the long term opportunity it will provide to share best practices across the medical field is an important example of our ability to work together to improve the lives of Californians by improving the health care we receive. I am very grateful to my partners in the Hospital Associations for their enthusiasm and commitment to this important work."  

Art Sponseller, representing the three Regional Hospital Associations, added: "Our Regional Hospital Associations are delighted to join Anthem Blue Cross and the National Health Foundation in the development of this historic new relationship and partnership.  Our hospitals have always focused their mission and vision on providing cost effective and quality health care within the communities they serve.  To join in this new partnership with the aim of saving lives, improving the quality of care in a cost effective manner accentuates our common goals.  We declare our support and full participation in making this new venture successful and measurably effective in the achievement of these goals.  This mutual alignment creates a unique opportunity to positively impact the lives of the patients we all serve."

The work of Patient Safety First… a California Partnership for Health is already underway. Data will be collected from participating hospitals, and benchmarks will be established to enable the success of the program in monitoring and reporting on lives saved, quality outcomes and cost reductions.

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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, I
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