Dr. Jennifer Chambers of Capital BlueCross joins Penn State
Harrisburg ‘Women Helping Women’ panel on career paths
HARRISBURG, Pa. (March 17, 2015) – Dr. Jennifer Chambers, Capital BlueCross chief medical officer, today joined a panel at Penn State Harrisburg to talk about women and their career paths in celebration of Women’s History Month.
Presented by the Penn State Harrisburg Alumni Society, the discussion titled “Women Helping Women” brought together students, faculty and the community. Dr. Chambers spoke about the career path that led her to serve as the top medical officer at Capital BlueCross.
Under Dr. Chambers’ leadership, Capital BlueCross has innovated improved clinical services and new partnerships with providers that are yielding better quality of care, healthier customers, and lower health care costs. For example, the company has successfully launched a series of accountable care arrangements with primary care physician practices that are driving better health through patient-centered, holistic care. Dr. Chambers was also influential in establishing a partnership with the Health Care Improvement Foundation to form a collaborative with area health systems to improve patient care.
“We are extremely grateful that Dr. Chambers joined us for this panel discussion," said Laurie Dobrosky, assistant director for Alumni Relations at Penn State
Harrisburg. "Dr. Chambers is an example of the successful alumni we have from the
university. Her experiences and thoughts were educational and inspirational for our students and other attendees."
Dr. Chambers earned both her medical degree and an MBA from Penn State University. She completed her internship and residency at the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and also served as chief resident and instructor in the Department of Medicine.
About Capital BlueCross
Capital BlueCross, headquartered in Harrisburg, Pa., is the leading health insurer in central Pennsylvania and the Lehigh Valley. For more than 75 years, the company has provided products and services to individuals, families and employers that provide peace of mind and promote good health. Today, Capital BlueCross continues to evolve, innovating new ways to create an even healthier future for customers with more choice, greater convenience, and better quality of care. Among the company’s innovations is Capital Blue, a one-of-a-kind health and wellness retail store, where consumers can go for in-person service, health and nutrition consultations, fitness classes and other services that inspire healthy living. Capital BlueCross is an independent licensee of the BlueCross BlueShield Association. For more information, visit capbluecross.com or CapitalBlueStore.com.