Press Releases

Excellus BlueCross BlueShield selects seven Central New York nonprofits to receive Community Health...

leva doyle - Friday, January 18, 2019
Excellus BlueCross BlueShield selects seven Central New York nonprofits to receive Community Health Awards Excellus BlueCross BlueShield has chosen seven organizations from among close to 30 Central New York nonprofits that submitted applications to receive the Community Health Awards it made available in upstate New York last fall. Each award recipient yesterday received up to $4,000...

Fresenius Kidney Care and St. Joseph’s Health Expand Access to Home Dialysis with New Center

kelly quinn - Friday, January 18, 2019
  Fresenius Kidney Care and St. Joseph’s Health Expand Access to Home Dialysis with New Center LIVERPOOL, N.Y. – Fresenius Kidney Care, the dialysis division of Fresenius Medical Care North America and the nation’s leading network of dialysis facilities, has partnered with St. Joseph’s Health to open a new home therapies dialysis center in Liverpool, NY,...

Excellus BlueCross BlueShield Earns Highest National Accreditation for Quality

leva doyle - Monday, October 29, 2018
Excellus BlueCross BlueShield Earns Highest National Accreditation for Quality NCQA raises Excellus BCBS rating to “Excellent” SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Excellus BlueCross BlueShield’s commercial plans have received the highest accreditation status available, a rating of “Excellent,” from the National Committee for Quality Assurance. The Excellent rating applies...

The community is safer when everyone gets the flu vaccine

leva doyle - Tuesday, October 9, 2018
  The community is safer when everyone gets the flu vaccine   SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Only about one in three upstate New York adults receives an annual flu vaccine, according to a review of New York state health data by Excellus BlueCross BlueShield. The low vaccination rate occurs each year, despite evidence of the vaccine’s flu-prevention effectiveness and its ability...

Annual dental visits are as important to overall health as regular wellness visits

leva doyle - Tuesday, September 25, 2018
    Annual dental visits are as important to overall health as regular wellness visits   SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Thirty percent of adults in Central New York did not visit a dentist within the past year, according to the results of a new survey commissioned by Excellus BlueCross BlueShield.   “The lack of annual routine dental care by such a large...

Upstate New York’s Uninsured Rate Remains at Historic Low; New York State Rate Is the Lowest Ever...

leva doyle - Thursday, September 13, 2018
Upstate New York’s Uninsured Rate Remains at Historic Low; New York State Rate Is the Lowest Ever Recorded   SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Upstate New York’s health insurance uninsured rate continued to hold at the historic level of 4 percent, while the state’s uninsured rate hit its lowest level in history, according to an Excellus BlueCross BlueShield analysis of the U....

Excellus BlueCross BlueShield makes $100,000 in Community Health Awards available to nonprofits in...

leva doyle - Wednesday, September 5, 2018
Excellus BlueCross BlueShield makes $100,000 in Community Health Awards available to nonprofits in upstate New York Nonprofit organizations in the Central New York region are invited to apply for grants SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Nonprofit organizations in upstate New York can apply for Excellus BlueCross BlueShield Community Health Award grants that add up to a total of $100,000, which the...

Le Moyne College and Pomeroy College of Nursing at Crouse Hospital Announce “Degree in Three”...

bob allen - Wednesday, August 1, 2018
Le Moyne College and Pomeroy College of Nursing at Crouse Hospital Announce “Degree in Three” Program in Nursing Syracuse, NY — To help address the regional and nationwide shortage of nurses, Le Moyne College and the Pomeroy College of Nursing at Crouse Hospital announce “Degree in Three,” a new three-year dual degree program in nursing. The first of its kind in...

SOS PLUS Announces Move to New Location in Liverpool in June

nicole chidsey - Tuesday, May 15, 2018
  SOS PLUS Announces Move to New Location in Liverpool in June New Location to Offer Greater Convenience to Patients   East Syracuse, NY – Syracuse Orthopedic Specialists (SOS) recently announced it will be moving its SOS PLUS after hours care center from Onondaga Hill to Oswego Road in Liverpool on June 1. The facility will be located at 8324 Oswego Road, Liverpool....

Excellus BlueCross BlueShield Looking for Owners of Unclaimed Funds

leva doyle - Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Excellus BlueCross BlueShield Looking for Owners of Unclaimed Funds   SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Hundreds of people and companies in Central New York, and thousands across the state, have not cashed more than $2.1 million in checks issued by Excellus BlueCross BlueShield and its parent company.   These checks were issued to members and providers in 2014, but were never cashed....