> BCBSAZ also is working with University Medical Center to improve access to trauma and critical care services to residents in southern Arizona through one of the most advanced telemedicine programs in the world. The program helps individuals in need to receive medical help from trauma specialists at Arizona's most advanced trauma center in a matter of minutes instead of hours.
> As a locally based company, community support is a core value of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona. Each year, BCBSAZ gives back to hundreds of worthwhile charities and organizations that aid in the health and wellness of residents, provide enriching cultural experiences, educate and support youth, and drive the economic and civic development of communities. For example, BCBSAZ employees donate their talents and resources to more than 200 organization boards and committees across the state. In 2007 alone, BCBSAZ and its employees donated more than $1 million to United Way.