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Thursday, June 29, 2023

Highmark Blue Shield contracts with Doylestown Health’s Doylestown Hospital in Southeast Pennsylvania

PHILADELPHIA (June 29, 2023) – Highmark Blue Shield today announced that Doylestown Health’s Doylestown Hospital has entered into a Pennsylvania Insurance Department and the Pennsylvania Department of Health approved in-network provider contract with Highmark Inc. on behalf of itself and its affiliate health plans.

Founded in 1923 by the Village Improvement Association, Doylestown Hospital and its acquired health facilities have expanded to Doylestown Health, representing a connected system of outpatient, inpatient, and community services. Doylestown Health provides a network of care, serving patients in the northern suburban communities of Philadelphia, including Bucks and Montgomery Counties.

Doylestown Health joins Temple Health and Penn Medicine as an additional hospital system that has entered into an agreement with Highmark Inc. and its affiliate health plans in Southeast Pennsylvania.

“We are pleased to announce this agreement with Doylestown Health,” said Dan Tropeano, Highmark’s segment president for commercial segments in southeastern Pennsylvania. “Doylestown Health has received numerous awards for the care they have been providing to families over the past 100 years.”

Doylestown Health has experts in over 50 specialties offering the latest therapies for common and complex health conditions. Most recently, the health system has been recognized as one of the best hospitals in the region by Newsweek and earned a 14th consecutive ‘A’ grade for patient safety by the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade.

“Doylestown Health is pleased to have completed a provider contract with Highmark assuring that individuals and families insured through Highmark have access to our high-quality clinical network of services and physicians,” says Jim Brexler, President and CEO of Doylestown Health. 

About Highmark Blue Shield
Highmark Inc., doing business as Highmark Blue Shield, protects Pennsylvania individuals and families with a range of high-quality, affordable and reliable health insurance solutions. As the only Blue Shield licensee in Pennsylvania, Highmark Blue Shield has a long and successful history of delivering remarkable experiences in Southeastern Pennsylvania through the Federal Employee Program. Highmark Blue Shield earned a Brand Excellence Award from the national Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, in recognition of its efforts in building brand strength and providing superior customer service, solid financial performance and enrollment growth. Highmark is also annually recognized as a "Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality" from the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, and a "Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion" through the Disability Equality Index® a leading national benchmark established jointly by the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) and Disability:IN. Highmark Blue Shield is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, an association of independent Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies. For more information, visit

About Doylestown Hospital and Doylestown Health
Doylestown Hospital is part of a comprehensive healthcare system of inpatient, outpatient, and wellness education services connected to meet the health needs of the local and regional community. The flagship of Doylestown Health is Doylestown Hospital, an independent, not-for-profit, community hospital with 247 beds and a Medical Staff of more than 435 physicians in over 50 specialties. Renowned locally, regionally, and nationally, Doylestown Hospital provides superior healthcare and offers advanced surgical procedures, innovative medical treatments, and comprehensive specialty services. Doylestown Hospital is consistently ranked one of the best hospitals by Newsweek: eighth in Pennsylvania and 122 in the United States and is the only hospital in Pennsylvania to achieve 14 consecutive ‘A’ grades for patient safety from Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade. For more information, visit 

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Leilyn Perri
Highmark Health