Harrison Medical Center, which serves patients in North Mason as well as Kitsap, Clallam and Jefferson Counties, has announced a new contract providing Regence BlueShield members access to all local health care services at the facility at in-network rates.

Harrison, which affiliated with CHI Franciscan Health in 2013, and Regence were previously without a contract since August last year. The new agreement became effective over the weekend.

“We are extremely pleased that we have been able to come to an agreement with Regence BlueShield on a new contract,” said David Schultz, President of Harrison Medical Center. “This contract affords our patients continued access to all the providers and services Harrison Medical Center has to offer and at the same time provides for the continued financial success of both organizations.“

“Today’s agreement with CHI Franciscan Health ensures that Regence members will have access and choice as they seek quality care at an affordable price for themselves and their families,” said Don Antonucci, president of Regence BlueShield.