SwedishAmerican announces continued participation in Blue Cross Blue Shield

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) -- SwedishAmerican announces it is continuing its relationship with Blue Cross Blue Shield.

Insurance holders have access to SwedishAmerican Hospital as well as providers and clinics in Winnebago, Boone and Ogle counties. Holders will also have access to SwedishAmerican's outpatient pharmacy.

SwedishAmerican has hired more than 40 providers to its medical group in the last year including six cardiology providers to the SwedishAmerican Heart Institute.

"SwedishAmerican has been a long term participants of Blue Cross Blue Shield," says SwedishAmerican VP and Chief Clinical Integration Officer Dr. Thomas Schiller. "Swedes is in growth mode and with the addition of hiring several new providers, not only have we been long-term providers of care for Blue Cross Blue Shield patients, but we anticipate strengthening that relationship moving into the future."