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Hospital Contract Termination: Anthem Blue Cross and Dignity Health (“Dignity”)

Dear Member:

Anthem Blue Cross and Dignity Health (“Dignity”) have been engaged in negotiations for several months to reach a new contract agreement in California and Nevada for hospital and physician services. Unfortunately, to date, Anthem Blue Cross and Dignity have been unable to come to terms on a new contract that provides greater affordability for our members, and their commercial hospital contract with Dignity has been terminated effective July 15, 2021.

Dignity Health includes the following hospitals:

  • Arroyo Grande Community Hospital
  • Bakersfield Memorial Hospital
  • Bruceville Terrace
  • California Hospital Medical Center
  • Dignity Health Medical Foundation Mercy Med Group
  • Community Hospital of San Bernardino
  • Dominican Hospital
  • French Hospital Medical Center
  • Glendale Memorial Hospital and Health Center
  • Marian Medical Center
  • Mark Twain Medical Center
  • Mercy General Hospital
  • Mercy Hospital of Bakersfield
  • Mercy Southwest Hospital
  • Methodist Hospital of Sacramento
  • Northridge Hospital Medical Center
  • Sequoia Hospital
  • Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital
  • St. Bernadine Medical Center
  • St. Elizabeth Community Hospital
  • St. Francis Memorial Hospital
  • St. John’s Pleasant Valley Hospital
  • St. John’s Regional Medical Center
  • St. Joseph’s Behavioral Health Center
  • St. Joseph’s Medical Center
  • St. Mary’s Medical Center
  • St. Mary Medical Center
  • St. Rose Dominican Hospitals
  • TrinityCare Extended Care
  • Woodland Healthcare

Due to the fluid nature of the negotiations it is important that you continue to be attentive to confirming the level of coverage you have at any of the above listed facilities or providers that may work with these facilities. Any pre-authorized procedures will also be affected by a change in coverage. If you have any questions about your coverage, please don’t hesitate to call Customer Service Department 800-649-9121.

We have posted a FAQ provided by Anthem Blue Cross and a list of alternative hospitals below. Please do not use the phone numbers in the FAQ; contact the Customer Service number listed above.

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