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South Nassau Communities Hospital

South Nassau and BlueCross Have Reached an Agreement

Good News! South Nassau Communities Hospital and Empire BlueCross BlueShield last week reached an agreement to keep South Nassau “in-network.” Some BlueCross members received a letter in May indicating South Nassau might be out of network as of July 1. As a result of the new agreement, BlueCross members will enjoy continued “in-network” access to all South Nassau hospital services and those provided by its participating physicians.

We are very grateful for the support and patience we received throughout the last month from our patients and BlueCross members. We also would like to thank our elected officials who came to the aid of South Nassau, especially New York State Senator Todd Kaminsky; Town of Hempstead Councilman Anthony D’Esposito; New York State Assemblyman Brian Curran; New York State Assemblywoman Melissa Miller; New York State Assemblywoman Michaelle Solages; Nassau County Legislator Denise Ford; Nassau County Legislator Howard Kopel; Nassau County Comptroller Jack Schnirman; Town of Hempstead Supervisor Laura Gillen; Nassau County Executive Laura Curran; Rep. Kathleen Rice; Freeport Mayor Bob Kennedy; Island Park Mayor Mike McGinty; Rockville Centre Mayor Fran Murray and former New York State Assemblyman Harvey Weisenberg.

Thanks also are due to South Nassau staff and our voluntary board members for standing by the hospital. Finally, we want to thank BlueCross leadership for negotiating in good faith and ultimately acting in the best interests of our patients and BlueCross members.

For more information, visit southnassau.org/insurance or call the information number listed on the back of your BlueCross BlueShield insurance ID card.

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