SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 9, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- San Francisco Health Plan (SFHP), a community managed care health plan serving over 140,000 San Francisco residents, announced today its partnership with Dignity Health's San Francisco hospitals.
The additions of Dignity Health's Saint Francis Memorial and St. Mary's Medical Center mark the first time in SFHP's 22-year history that it is contracted with all the hospitals in San Francisco County.
"We are always looking to improve our services and our coverage to give our members peace of mind," said John F. Grgurina, Jr., CEO of San Francisco Health Plan. "Expanding our network of hospitals by adding Dignity Health keeps us growing to match the changing demand of health care in San Francisco."
San Francisco Health Plan, is an NCQA Accredited Medi-Cal health plan providing affordable health coverage to over 140,000 low and moderate-income families residing in San Francisco.
Saint Francis Memorial Hospital and St. Mary's Medical Center provide comprehensive, high-quality care, and many services not available elsewhere in the City.
"Working with Dignity Health allows us to keep our promise to give our members access to a broad and diverse range of services to improve their health," said Jim Glauber, MD, MPH, and Chief Medical Officer of San Francisco Health Plan.
Launched in 1997, SFHP provides health care to over 140,000 members across three lines of business. Combined with Healthy San Francisco, the City's non-insurance health care access program, SFHP provides service to over 160,000 residents, or over 19% of the City's population, which is one in six San Francisco residents.
About San Francisco Health Plan
San Francisco Health Plan, a licensed community health plan providing affordable health coverage to over 140,000 low and moderate-income families residing in San Francisco. Designed for and by the residents it serves—many of whom would not be able to obtain health care for themselves or their families—SFHP members have access to a full spectrum of medical services including preventive care, hospitalization, prescription drugs, family planning, and substance abuse programs. SFHP's mission is to improve health outcomes of the diverse San Francisco communities through its successful partnerships. SFHP's Medicaid (Medi-Cal) line of business has earned "Accredited" status from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). SFHP is also the third party administrator for the nationally recognized Healthy San Francisco program. For more information on SFHP, visit www.sfhp.org,
About Dignity Health Saint Francis Memorial Hospital and St. Mary's Medical Center
Dignity Health includes two accredited, not-for-profit hospitals in San Francisco – Saint Francis Memorial Hospital and St. Mary's Medical. Both hospitals are Certified Stroke Centers, offer emergency services, and are leaders in minimally invasive surgery. Saint Francis Memorial Hospital is home to the Bothin Burn Center, the largest dedicated burn unit in Northern California. Saint Francis also features the Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Institute, and a CARF-accredited Acute Rehabilitation Unit. St. Mary's Medical Center opened the nation's first digital cardiac catheterization laboratory and continues to pioneer in multidisciplinary spine care. St. Mary's also houses a Comprehensive Cancer Center and is recognized for outstanding treatment of stroke.
SOURCE San Francisco Health Plan