Date: 1/2/2013

Healthcare System and Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield Renew Relationship

Community Healthcare System and Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Indiana have announced a renewed network relationship, giving Anthem employer, individual, Medicare and Healthy Indiana Plan participants continued access to care at Community Healthcare System’s Community Hospital in Munster, St. Catherine Hospital in East Chicago and St. Mary Medical Center in Hobart.

The new contract will enable thousands of area residents to receive uninterrupted in-network benefits at the three hospitals of the Community Healthcare System, its outpatient centers, physician practices and ancillary services. Patients in the plan should not experience any disruption of coverage for services.

About Community Healthcare System
Community Healthcare System is the one of the area’s largest health networks with more than 900 physicians on staff and more than 6,000 employees. The three not-for profit, acute-care hospitals - Community Hospital in Munster; St. Catherine Hospital in Munster and St. Mary Medical Center in Hobart - offer a broad range of medical services, including complex medical and surgical care. Community Healthcare System has been recognized by Thomson Reuters as one of the nation’s top performing heath systems for hospital quality and efficiency of care.