August 1, 2014:
San Francisco-based Dignity Health and Anthem Blue Cross reached an agreement Thursday on a multi-year contract, Anthem spokesman Darrel Ng said today.
“We’re happy to continue to partner with Dignity Health to provide quality care to Anthem members for years to come,” Ng said in an email. He declined to specify the length of the contract.
Dignity Health hospital officials confirmed the contract agreement, without further comment.
The previous contract between Dignity and Anthem expired July 15, but the termination deadline was continuously extended on a daily basis by mutual agreement of both parties as they continued their talks.
Dignity Health’s regional service area includes Mercy General Hospital in Sacramento, Methodist Hospital of Sacramento, Mercy San Juan Medical Center in Carmichael, Mercy Hospital of Folsom, Woodland Healthcare in Woodland and Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital in Grass Valley.