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PHOENIX (November 30, 2021) – Phoenix Children’s and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona (BCBSAZ) announced the two organizations reached agreement on a new contract. Under this new contract, Phoenix Children’s will continue to be an in-network provider for BCBSAZ members and their families.

“Patient families deserve exceptional pediatric care close to home,” said Robert L. Meyer, President and CEO of Phoenix Children’s. “This new contract will allow Phoenix Children’s to continue providing the highest quality of care to our growing community.”

“Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona and Phoenix Children’s have a longstanding relationship and together we will continue to provide care to children and families across the state,” said Pam Kehaly, President and Chief Executive Officer at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona. “The revised agreement reinforces our commitment to ensuring our members and their families have access and support to the care they need, when they need it most.”

The new agreement covers Phoenix Children’s wide range of services for BCBSAZ members, including inpatient care, outpatient care, physician and ancillary providers, imaging, laboratory tests, surgery, emergency department care, specialty and urgent care centers, as well as other Phoenix Children’s facilities and services.

About Phoenix Children’s

Phoenix Children’s is one of the nation’s largest pediatric health systems. It comprises Phoenix Children’s Hospital–Main Campus, Phoenix Children’s Hospital–East Valley at Dignity Health Mercy Gilbert Medical Center, four pediatric specialty and urgent care centers, 11 community pediatric practices, 20 outpatient clinics, two ambulatory surgery centers and six community-service-related outpatient clinics throughout the state of Arizona. The system has provided world-class inpatient, outpatient, trauma, emergency and urgent care to children and families for more than 35 years. Phoenix Children’s Care Network includes more than 850 pediatric primary care providers and specialists who deliver care across more than 75 subspecialties. For more information, visit us at

About Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona (BCBSAZ) is committed to helping Arizonans get healthier faster and stay healthier longer. Our mission is to inspire health and make it easy. With a focus on connecting people with the care they need, BCBSAZ offers health insurance and related services to more than 1.9 million customers. Through advanced clinical programs and community outreach, BCBSAZ is inspiring health in Arizona. BCBSAZ, a non-profit company, is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association. The company and its subsidiaries employ more than 2,500+ people in its Phoenix, Flagstaff, and Tucson offices. To learn more, visit or connect with us on social media: Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn or Facebook.