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About Us • Our Milestones

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2015

Highmark Inc. merges with Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania, extending the Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield brand to northeastern and north central Pennsylvania

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2013

Highmark Business Solutions formed to provide technology and business solutions to the health insurance industry, later renamed and launched as HM Health Solutions in 2014

Highmark Health launched as new parent of Highmark Inc. and Allegheny Health Network and their respective subsidiaries and affiliates

Allegheny Health Network launched as parent of an integrated health care delivery network that includes eight hospitals; more than 2,500 affiliated physicians; and additional facilities, institutions and services

Highmark Inc. affiliates with Jefferson Regional Medical Center, including Jefferson Hospital; Saint Vincent Health System, including Westfield Memorial Hospital; and West Penn Allegheny Health System, including Allegheny General, Allegheny Valley, Canonsburg, Forbes and West Penn Hospitals

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2012

Highmark Inc. affiliates with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Delaware, later renamed Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Delaware

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2011

HVHC Inc. rebrands Eye Care Centers of America as Visionworks

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2006

HVHC Inc. acquires optical eyewear retailer Eye Care Centers of America

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2005

Highmark Inc. enters into joint venture arrangement with Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania to offer joint products through First Priority Health and First Priority Life Insurance Company

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2004

Highmark assumes full control of Mountain State Blue Cross Blue Shield, later renamed Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of West Virginia

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1999

Highmark Inc. first affiliates with Mountain State Blue Cross Blue Shield

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1996

Clarity Vision formed, later renamed HVHC Inc.

Highmark Inc. formed through consolidation of Blue Cross of Western Pennsylvania and Pennsylvania Blue Shield

Pennsylvania Blue Shield acquires managed vision care provider Davis Vision

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1992

United Concordia Companies established as a subsidiary of Pennsylvania Blue Shield

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1990

Blue Cross of Western Pennsylvania acquires TransGeneral Life and Casualty Group, later renamed HM Insurance Group

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1978

Forbes Hospital founded, later becoming part of West Penn Allegheny Health System and Allegheny Health Network

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1977

Jefferson Hospital founded, later becoming part of Allegheny Health Network

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1964

Davis Vision incorporated to provide managed vision care programs

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1942

Westfield Memorial Hospital (New York) founded, later affiliating with Saint Vincent Hospital and becoming part of Allegheny Health Network

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1940

Blue Cross of Western Pennsylvania and Pennsylvania Blue Shield enter into joint operating agreement

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1939

Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania enrolls first members in northeastern Pennsylvania in the wake of the Great Depression

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1937-39

Blue Cross of Western Pennsylvania and Pennsylvania Blue Shield established to operate hospital and professional health service plans in Pennsylvania

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1935

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Delaware formed in Wilmington, Delaware

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1930s

Predecessors to Mountain State Blue Cross Blue Shield founded in West Virginia

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1929

Predecessor to the modern Blue Cross Blue Shield organization established in Dallas, Texas

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1917

Davis Optical, predecessor to Davis Vision, established as family-owned optical store

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1909

Allegheny Valley Hospital founded, later becoming part of West Penn Allegheny Health System and Allegheny Health Network

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1904

Canonsburg Hospital founded, later becoming part of West Penn Allegheny Health System and Allegheny Health Network

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1903

Homestead Hospital founded, later becoming part of Jefferson Hospital

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1902

St. Joseph’s Hospital founded, later becoming part of Jefferson Hospital

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1885

Allegheny General Hospital founded, later becoming part of West Penn Allegheny Health System and Allegheny Health Network

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1875

Saint Vincent Hospital founded, later becoming part of Allegheny Health Network

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1848

The Western Pennsylvania (West Penn) Hospital founded, later becoming part of West Penn Allegheny Health System and Allegheny Health Network


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