NU Online News Service, Oct. 17, 3:33 p.m. – Memorial Health, Savannah, Ga., and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia Inc., Atlanta, have announced that beginning Dec. 1, Memorial will become the exclusive Savannah-area hospital for the Blue Cross plan and a member of Blue Cross’s preferred provider network.

Memorial Health serves a 35-county area in southeast Georgia and southern South Carolina.

The system includes Memorial Health University Medical Center; CareOne, its two-state home care division; a medical education program; business and industry services and a 24-hour call center.

Blue Cross of Georgia serves more than 2.1 million medical members, Memorial says.