Blue Cross Celebrates Its Nearly 200 Nurse Employees During National Nurses Week

May 6, 2019

BATON ROUGE, La. – Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana is fortunate to employ nearly 200 nurses, who work in many areas of the company. They support members as they go through some of the toughest struggles in their lives, reach out to those at risk to help them before they get very sick and are the backbone of the company’s mission to improve the health and lives of Louisianians. 

“I have worked in healthcare for many years, both in clinical practice and as an administrator, and one thing I’ve realized is that nurses are the cornerstone of the health system,” said Blue Cross Chief Medical Officer Dr. Vindell Washington. “We simply wouldn’t be able to help patients get healthier, achieve results through our programs or make a difference in our members’ lives without the care and compassion of our nursing staff. Thank you to our nurses for all that you do.” 

This week (May 6-12) is National Nurses Week, an annual observance that overlaps with the birthday of well-known nurse Florence Nightingale. Blue Cross is recognizing its nurse employees throughout the week.

Nurses hold various roles at Blue Cross. They work in Care Management to offer health coaching and personalized guidance for members with serious health needs, expand and enhance quality programs, most notably Quality Blue, and conduct analysis to identify healthcare trends and opportunities for improvement.

Visit to read testimonies from members who have been helped by Blue Cross nurses through Care Management programs and services. It does not cost members anything to work with a Blue Cross nurse. 

See a video about nurse employees at Blue Cross and how they help members on the journey to optimal health.

About Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana is committed to our mission to improve the health and lives of Louisianians. We invest both time and money in the communities we serve, supporting the health and wellbeing of Louisianians through more than 200 charitable organizations.

With our subsidiaries, HMO Louisiana and Southern National Life, we provide group and individual health insurance plans, life and disability insurance, group voluntary products and administrative services to one out of four Louisiana residents. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana also provides Medicare supplement and Medicare Advantage plans and is a partner in offering the Healthy Blue Medicaid Managed care plan. Louisiana is the only state where we operate, with offices in every major region to serve our customers.

Founded in New Orleans in 1934, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana is a tax-paying non-profit health insurer. We are a private mutual company, owned by our policyholders, with an independent Louisiana Board of Directors and no shareholders. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.

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