Blue Care Network expands into Chippewa and Dickinson counties to increase access in the Upper Peninsula

Jan. 8, 2014

DETROIT – Chippewa County War Memorial Hospital and Dickinson County Memorial Hospital are now included in Blue Care Network’s provider network.  Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan is expanding the number of health plan choices available to Upper Peninsula residents by expanding its HMO, Blue Care Network, into Chippewa and Dickinson counties. 

In addition to the new product offerings for individuals and employer groups in these counties, BCN has also expanded its provider network in the region by adding:

“People in the U.P. are looking for affordable, high quality plans with access to high-quality doctors and hospitals,” said Jeff Connolly, president, West Michigan Operations and Managed Care for BCBSM. “We’re pleased to be able to offer people in Chippewa and Dickinson the confidence that comes with carrying a Blue Cross card and the security and availability of an enhanced network of primary care physicians and specialists.  Adding quality physicians to Blue Care Network continues our efforts in providing quality affordable health care options to Michigan consumers.”

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Blue Care Network of Michigan features award-winning disease management programs and the largest HMO network of physicians and hospitals in the state, with more than 4,500 primary care physicians, 13,500 specialists and every acute care hospital in Michigan and most of the state's other leading hospitals. Blue Care Network, a nonprofit corporation, is the affiliated HMO of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. For further information, visit or