Lyon County Public Health
Brandon W. Stiner, PhD, PIO
420 W. 15th Avenue
Emporia, KS 66801
(620) 208-3741
PublicHealth.LyonCounty.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
5/21/2020

For more information, contact:
Katrina McGivern
Katrina.McGivern@bcbsks.com
(785) 291-8869

Lyon County Public Health Receives $5,000 from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas for COVID-19 Relief Measures

Lyon County Public Health announces it has received $5,000 from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas (BCBSKS) through its Blue Health Initiatives. BCBSKS is donating $200,000 to local health departments across Kansas and the Kansas Association of Local Health Departments (KAHLD) to assist during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“With gratitude, Lyon County Public Health is excited to accept this grant award, which will be used to aid us in our fight against COVID-19”, stated Lyon County Health Officer, Renee E. Hively.

Local health departments across the state are working daily to lessen the impacts of COVID-19 to their communities and need funding now more than ever.

“We are proud to provide relief where we can to organizations across our state that are working hard to meet the needs of all Kansans,” said Matt All, president and CEO of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas. “We are forever grateful for the efforts of the healthcare employees who have been working tirelessly to support members of their community, and we are happy to be able to provide this support to them.”

To learn more about these relief efforts and additional measures, please visit BCBSKS website

About Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas

For more than 75 years, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas has built a reputation of trust with its members and contracting providers by providing outstanding customer service while quickly and accurately processing claims; fairly administering benefit plans and contracts; offering programs, services and tools to help members improve or maintain their health; and operating under the highest ethical standards while being good stewards of premium dollars. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association and is the state’s largest insurer, serving all Kansas counties except Johnson and Wyandotte. For more information, visit bcbsks.com.

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