Ascension St. John, BCBS of Oklahoma sign new agreement


A new 3-year agreement keeping Ascension St. John in network for Blue Cross and Blue  Shield of Oklahoma (BCBSOK) members has been signed. The agreement, reached for Feb. 1, 2023, includes six Ascension St. John Medical facilities and the Ascension Medical Group. 

The partnership in place with Ascension and BCBSOK will continue to promote quality, cost-effective health outcomes for BCBSOK members, officials said.

“Ascension St. John is a vital part of the communities we serve,” said Stephania Grober, president of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma. “Providing the most comprehensive access to care in Oklahoma is the foundation of what we do and we are excited to continue this partnership with Ascension. Our new agreement  means our members can continue to seek care at these facilities, with their doctor’s at in-network benefit levels.”

Facilities included in the agreement are:

• Ascension St. John Medical Center Tulsa

• Ascension St. John Medical Center Broken Arrow

• Ascension St. John Jane Phillips Bartelsville

• Ascension St. John Jane Phillips Nowata

• Ascension St. John Owasso

• Ascension St. John Sapulpa

Ascension Medical Group and the six Ascenstion St. John facilities will remain in these networks: Blue  TraditionalSM, Blue Choice PPOSM, Blue Preferred PPOSM, Blue Advantage PPOSM, BlueLincs HMOSM and Native BlueSM.

“Our agreement with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma offers security for thousands of Oklahomans who look to Ascension St. John as their trusted healthcare provider,” said Jeffrey D. Nowlin, FACHE, Ascension St. John CEO and Ascension Oklahoma Ministry Market Executive. “Quality healthcare coverage goes hand in hand with quality medical care.”

Members with questions about benefit coverage or in-network providers are encouraged to call the number on  the back of their member ID card or visit

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