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SAN FRANCISCO, CA (October 11, 2018) – Dignity Health Saint Francis Memorial Hospital and Dignity Health St. Mary’s Medical Center have joined the San Francisco Health Plan (SFHP) provider network as of Oct. 1, 2018.
“Our two entities share complementary missions. We both strive to provide quality, affordable health care to the underserved while also improving health outcomes in our community,” said Todd Strumwasser, MD, senior vice president of operations for Dignity Health Bay Area. “This partnership is a natural fit for our hospitals and we are pleased to welcome San Francisco Health Plan members.”
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.
“Expanding our network to include Dignity Health is a significant milestone for SFHP as it marks the first time in our 22 year history that SFHP is contracted with all the hospitals in San Francisco,” said John F. Grgurina, Jr., CEO of San Francisco Health Plan. “This addition gives our members peace of mind knowing that SFHP, our services, and our coverage are growing to match the changing demand in health care.”
Saint Francis Memorial Hospital and St. Mary’s Medical Center provide comprehensive, high-quality care, and many services not available elsewhere in the City. Services include 24/7 emergency care, orthopedic surgery, minimally invasive surgery, CyberKnife, the city’s only hospital-based hyperbaric oxygen therapy, and the largest burn unit in northern California. Through an affiliation with UCSF Health, Saint Francis and St. Mary’s combine the very best of academic medicine and community-based care.
SFHP members need to be referred to Dignity Health’s San Francisco Hospitals by their Primary Care Provider for health care services. SFHP members can call SFHP Customer Service at 800.288.5555, Monday through Friday 8:30am – 5:30pm for questions or concerns.
Felicity Simmons, Director of External Communications
Dignity Health, Bay Area Service Area
Valerie Miller, Director, Marketing & Communications
San Francisco Health Plan
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.
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,