Parkridge Health System Establishes New Relationship With BlueCare Tennessee

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Parkridge Health System announced Wednesday that BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee’s Medicaid subsidiary BlueCare Tennessee will provide its enrollees with access to healthcare services at Parkridge Health System medical facilities, effective immediately. 

“We welcome this opportunity to provide BlueCare members with the high-quality healthcare that our community has come to expect from Parkridge Health System,” said Darrell Moore, president and CEO of Parkridge Health System.  “BlueCare patients will benefit from access to our network of conveniently located facilities and our commitment to quality and customer service.”

Parkridge Health System’s three medical/surgical facilities – Parkridge East Hospital, Parkridge Medical Center and Parkridge West Hospital – will now be considered in-network providers of BlueCare Tennessee.  All Parkridge Health System hospitals currently accept Blue Cross Network P, Blue Cross Medicare Replacement plans, and out-of-state Blue Cross plans.  

The five Parkridge Health System facilities include Parkridge East Hospital, Parkridge Medical Center, Parkridge Valley Adult and Senior Campus, Parkridge Valley Child and Adolescent Campus, and Parkridge West Hospital.  

For more information about Parkridge Health System locations and services, visit ParkridgeHealth.com.


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