Press Releases

New Excellus BlueCross BlueShield programs to help protect members against rising costs of diabetic...

Aida Byrne - Tuesday, October 20, 2020
New Excellus BlueCross BlueShield programs to help protect members against rising costs of diabetic medications   Syracuse, NY - Excellus BlueCross BlueShield is introducing three new programs to reduce the cost of diabetic medications for members in 2021. One in ten adults has diabetes and the cost of medications such as insulin continues to dramatically increase. More than $1...

Excellus BlueCross BlueShield issues $21 million in premium refund credits as part of its COVID-19...

Aida Byrne - Wednesday, October 14, 2020
Excellus BlueCross BlueShield issues $21 million in premium refund credits as part of its COVID-19 pandemic response   SYRACUSE, NY – Excellus BlueCross BlueShield is issuing $17.6 million in medical premium refund credits to about 700 large group employer and union-sponsored plans that are prospectively rated as part of its comprehensive community response to the COVID-19...

Federal government recognizes Excellus BlueCross BlueShield for high quality Medicare Advantage...

Aida Byrne - Thursday, October 8, 2020
Federal government recognizes Excellus BlueCross BlueShield for high quality Medicare Advantage plans   ROCHESTER, NY – The federal government’s latest quality ratings have awarded the Medicare Advantage programs from Excellus BlueCross BlueShield with some of the highest ratings in the state.   Medicare awarded Excellus BCBS with 4.5 stars out of a possible 5-...

J Orthopaedic Experience & Innovation Stevenson, Maryann, and Andrew Wickline. 2020. “23-Hour...

Rich Keene - Thursday, July 30, 2020
Abstract Background Modern treatment protocols for pain management following total knee arthroplasty (TKA) rely heavily on opioid medications. The growing concerns over the opioid epidemic and complications from their use remain problematic. The primary purpose of this study was to enhance multimodal perioperative pain control to reduce opioid consumption after TKA. Methods 386 prospective...

Newsweek Gives St. Joseph’s Health the Title of ‘Best Maternity Hospital’

kelly quinn - Friday, July 24, 2020
Newsweek Gives St. Joseph’s Health the Title of ‘Best Maternity Hospital’     SYRACUSE, N.Y. – July 24, 2020 – St. Joseph’s Health Hospital has earned top marks for the safety and quality of its coordinated maternity care. It is the only hospital in Upstate New York to be named to Newsweek’s list of Best Maternity Care...

Time to catch up on your kids’ annual physicals

aida byrne - Friday, July 24, 2020
Time to catch up on your kids’ annual physicals SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Whether your kids are back in the classroom this fall or online learning from home, now is the time to reconnect with your child’s pediatrician to catch up on annual physicals and immunizations you may have postponed because of the COVID-19 lockdown. Children ages two to 21 years old should have an...

Excellus BlueCross BlueShield makes major donations to food banks and pantries as part of COVID-19...

aida byrne - Thursday, July 16, 2020
Excellus BlueCross BlueShield makes major donations to food banks and pantries as part of COVID-19 response   Syracuse, NY:  Excellus BlueCross Blue Shield is providing $600,000 in financial support to food banks and food pantries across upstate New York as part of its response to the COVID-19 pandemic.   “The ability to earn a paycheck and feed a family are...

Excellus BlueCross BlueShield appoints Mark Muthumbi Regional President for Central New York Region

Rich Keene - Monday, July 13, 2020
    Excellus BlueCross BlueShield appoints Mark Muthumbi Regional President for Central New York Region   SYRACUSE, NY – Mark Muthumbi, current regional vice president of Sales and Account Management, Excellus BlueCross BlueShield, will expand his responsibilities to include the position of regional president of the company’s Central New York market, the...

Excellus BlueCross BlueShield President and CEO to retire in May 2021

aida byrne - Thursday, June 25, 2020
Excellus BlueCross BlueShield President and CEO to retire in May 2021   ROCHESTER, NY – Christopher C. Booth, the president and chief executive officer of Excellus BlueCross BlueShield and its parent company The Lifetime Healthcare Companies Inc., will retire on May 1, 2021, the company announced today. Booth has led the $6 billion organization that finances health care...

Excellus BCBS Board of Directors appoints James Reed President and CEO-elect to succeed CEO...

aida byrne - Thursday, June 25, 2020
  Excellus BCBS Board of Directors appoints James Reed President and CEO-elect to succeed CEO Christopher Booth in 2021   Barry Thornton promoted to COO, Melissa Gardner promoted to EVP   ROCHESTER, NY – The board of directors for Excellus BlueCross BlueShield and its parent company The Lifetime Healthcare Companies, Inc., voted today to name James Reed...