Navigation Links
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois Donates $25,000 to American Red Cross for Flood Disaster Recovery
Date:6/24/2008

CHICAGO, June 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL) today donated $25,000 to the American Red Cross for disaster recovery services in areas affected by the current floods, which include northern Illinois, Iowa, and Missouri.

"Our hearts go out to the thousands of people who have lost so much and whose lives have been displaced by the floods," Paul S. Boulis, BCBSIL president, said. "Nearly 1,200 Blue Cross employees live in or near flood zones throughout the state of Illinois and along the border in neighboring states, so we understand first-hand the flood's incredible impact on affected families and communities."

BCBSIL CareVan to help in area disaster recovery

Blue Cross also announced today that it plans to donate one of its three mobile CareVan clinics to the American Red Cross to assist in disaster recovery. The CareVan will be used to distribute cleaning supplies, food, and water in Adams, Hancock, and Pike Counties in Illinois. Red Cross will provide information about distribution dates, times, and locations.

"We have a long road ahead of us. Blue Cross is doing what it can to help the area recover as quickly as possible," Melody Shover, director, BCBSIL's Quincy Full Service Unit, said.

BCBSIL online patient clinical summaries help displaced providers care for

Members

In an effort to assist providers and members who may have been displaced by the floods, BCBSIL developed an online system that includes patient clinical summaries (PCS) for BCBSIL members.

The online PCS system provides concise histories of BCBSIL members' medical services through February of this year, including lab tests and prescriptions, along with a 'snapshot' of their medical histories. To access the PCS system, providers can call (800) 981-2768 during business hours. Members can call (800) 676-BLUE (2583) for assistance.

About Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois

With more than 7 million members, BCBSIL (http://www.bcbsil.com) is the largest health insurance company in Illinois. Started in 1936, BCBSIL is committed to promoting the health and wellness of its members and its communities through accessible, cost-effective, quality health care. BCBSIL is a Division of Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC), a Mutual Legal Reserve Company. HCSC is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Breast cancer prevention practices vary across Canada
2. S.C. BlueCross Creates Corporate Planning Unit, Promotes Davis to Vice President
3. S.C. BlueCross to Integrate Care Management with Personal Health Record in Real Time
4. BlueCare(R) Family Plan, a HUSKY Health Plan from Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Connecticut, Raises Awareness, Funds and Diapers for New Haven Diaper Bank
5. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Corrects News Story about Drug Coverage Announcement
6. Independence Blue Cross Makes Music for Members Ears
7. Hundreds of RNs from Across U.S. and World to Join California Nurses Association/NNOC National Convention
8. Sean P. McLaughlin Joins Red Cross as Chief of Operations Support
9. Harvard Researchers Select S.C. BlueCross for National Honor
10. Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Introduces New Health Plan Comparison Tool for Consumers
11. Blue Cross and Blue Shield Initiatives Recognized for Increasing Patient Safety and Efficiency
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:3/28/2017)... NEW YORK (PRWEB) , ... March 28, 2017 ... ... development, NTX Technology™, is the first technology to directly address the resolution to ... Organization. NTX Technology™ is a patented compound of FDA and TTB approved ingredients ...
(Date:3/28/2017)... ... ... Dr. Isabella Wentz, PharmD, FASCP, one of the leading thyroid experts of ... Dr. Wentz talked about journey and research recently on a blog and discussed some ... only solution to deal with thyroid disease. , Dr. Wentz completed her graduation ...
(Date:3/28/2017)... ... March 28, 2017 , ... Alert Sentry Group LLC., a ... Personal Emergency Response Systems), the iSAFE and the iSAFE Plus. These iSAFE products are ... of their kind, the iSAFE and iSAFE Plus offer direct GPS Location and two-way ...
(Date:3/28/2017)... , ... March 28, 2017 , ... ... instruments are critical to ensuring high-quality results and maintaining GMP and USP compliance. ... Laboratory Instruments in accordance with GMP requirements " these requirements are explained. ...
(Date:3/28/2017)... ... March 28, 2017 , ... ... corrosive ions found in power plant water and steam. , Chlorides and sulfates ... and boilers, leading to extensive maintenance and unplanned shutdowns. Monitoring these ions at ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:3/28/2017)... , March 28, 2017  Medeon Biodesign, Inc., ... company, is pleased to announce that the Company ... of Panther Orthopedics, Inc., a San ... fixation solutions for orthopedic extremity applications.  ... expand rapidly, primarily due to procedure volume growth, ...
(Date:3/28/2017)... LONDON , March 28, 2017  "US ... insight on the various indicators and trend analysis ... generics drugs in mainstream pharmaceutical market in US. ... responsible for the growth on cancer generics drugs ... resulted in saving of billions of dollars for ...
(Date:3/28/2017)... 28, 2017  Orexigen Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: ... the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2016. ... transformational progress for Orexigen, beginning with the re-acquisition of ... early March, the team at Orexigen demonstrated remarkable focus, ... reshaped and strengthened our Company while rewarding us full ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: