Florida Blue and Memorial Healthcare Reach Contract Agreement
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (Oct. 2, 2020) – Florida Blue, the state’s leading health insurance company, is pleased to announce it has reached a multi-year contract agreement with Memorial Healthcare System.
As of Oct. 1, 2020, Memorial Healthcare’s six hospitals in Broward County will be considered in network for all lines of business, including Affordable Care Act (ACA)/Individual, BlueSelect, Commercial Group, Medicare and Truli for Health. Memorial Healthcare’s affiliated ancillary and physician groups remained in-network with Florida Blue and were not part of current contract negotiations.
“We are excited that our 20+ year relationship focused on serving the health care needs of our members in South Florida will continue with Memorial Healthcare,” said Shawn Trotter-Mitchell, Senior Vice President of Provider Network Solutions for Florida Blue. “We look forward to exploring innovative ways in which we can continue to increase our member’s access to high-quality and affordable health care solutions.”
“Our top priority is the health, safety and well-being of our community and the patients we serve,” said Matt Muhart, Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer, Memorial Healthcare System. “Through this agreement, we remain committed to moving health forward and providing care with the highest level of safety and quality.”
About Florida Blue
Florida Blue, Florida’s Blue Cross and Blue Shield company, has been providing health insurance to residents of Florida for 75 years. Driven by its mission of helping people and communities achieve better health, the company serves more than 5 million health care members across the state. In total, Florida Blue and its affiliated companies serve 27 million people in 35 states. Headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla., it is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.
About Memorial Healthcare System
Memorial Healthcare System is one of the largest public healthcare systems in the U.S. and a national leader in quality care and patient satisfaction. It is highly regarded for a patient and family-centered approach at facilities that include Memorial Regional Hospital, Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, Memorial Regional Hospital South, Memorial Hospital West, Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, Joe DiMaggio Children’s Health Specialty Center in Wellington, and Memorial Manor nursing home. Among the many awards and recognition it has earned are Modern Healthcare magazine’s “Best Place to Work in Healthcare,” Florida Trend’s “Florida’s Best Companies to Work For,” and Becker’s Hospital Review’s “150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare.” In a recent report (“Humanizing Brand Experience”), the Denver-based consulting firm Monigle named Memorial the top health system brand in America, based on consumer surveys. To learn more, visit mhs.net.