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BlueShield of Northeastern New York and St. Mary’s reach agreement

BlueShield of Northeastern New York and St. MaryÕs Healthcare recently announced a new two-year agreement that ensures BlueShield members will continue to have access to St. MaryÕs Healthcare facilities and physicians. (Photo submitted)

LATHAM – BlueShield of Northeastern New York and St. Mary’s Healthcare recently announced a new two-year agreement that ensures BlueShield members will continue to have access to St. Mary’s Healthcare facilities and physicians.

St. Mary’s Healthcare, based in Amsterdam, provides quality health care to the communities comprising the 13 counties that BlueShield has served for more than 70 years. As a community-based, not-for-profit health plan, BlueShield offers its members comprehensive access to hospitals and physicians locally, as well as nationally, through the Blue Cross Blue Shield BlueCard program.

“St. Mary’s has enjoyed a collaborative relationship with BlueShield over the years, and we are pleased to continue working together to improve the health of our community,” stated Scott Bruce, President and CEO, St. Mary’s Healthcare.

A regional health care leader since 1903, St. Mary’s Healthcare features an award-winning acute-care hospital, primary and specialty care centers throughout Fulton and Montgomery counties. It also has more than 30 behavioral health services for persons in Fulton, Montgomery and Hamilton counties, a full continuum of physical rehabilitation services, and a 160-bed nursing home.

“Like BlueShield, St. Mary’s Healthcare has a long history of serving the health care needs of the Capital District,” said Keith Dolan, regional executive, BlueShield of Northeastern New York. “We’re proud to continue our partnership with St. Mary’s, so our members have access to the quality care that its facilities and physicians provide.”

Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

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