Magee Rehabilitation Hospital Names Daniel Hilferty the 2013 Humanitarian of the Year

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Hilferty will be officially recognized at the 2013 Humanitarian Award Dinner on November 19.

Dan Hilferty, President & CEO of Independence Blue Cross

Magee Rehabilitation Hospital named Independence Blue Cross President and CEO Daniel J. Hilferty the 2013 Humanitarian Award Recipient for his outstanding contributions to the community and the Hospital. Hilferty will be honored at the 2013 Humanitarian Award Dinner on Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Philadelphia.

“Magee’s Humanitarian Award is about giving back to the community and our patients, and I can think of no one who embodies this spirit more than Dan Hilferty,” said Dr. Jack Carroll, President and CEO of Magee Rehabilitation Hospital. “His support of Magee and other community organizations is both inspiring and relentless.”

Daniel J. Hilferty is president and chief executive officer of Independence Blue Cross (IBC), a role he assumed in December 2010, and is also a member of the company’s board of directors. Magee is honoring Hilferty for his many contributions to the Philadelphia community. His leadership is changing the game by finding innovative solutions to enhance the health and wellness of people in the Delaware Valley by supporting quality health care products and services leading the way for top-notch care and supporting programs and events that promote wellness. Hilferty and Independence Blue Cross have been generous supporters of Magee programs, projects and events for many years, which have improved the lives of many individuals with disabilities, both inside and outside of the walls of Magee Rehabilitation Hospital.

Deeply committed to our region, Hilferty lends his time and expertise to a number of organizations. In addition to his corporate responsibilities, he currently serves on the Board of Overseers of the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing and on the boards of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, the Greater Philadelphia Urban Affairs Coalition, J.J. White Inc., and the Irish Educational Development Foundation. He is a member of the board of trustees of the American Red Cross Southeastern Pennsylvania Chapter, Drexel Neumann Academy, and the vice chair of the board of trustees of Saint Joseph’s University. In 2008, Saint Joseph’s University’s Erivan K. Haub School of Business honored alumnus Hilferty with its Hall of Fame award.

The Humanitarian Award Dinner begins with a VIP Reception at 5:00 p.m. and cocktails at 5:30 p.m. For more information on the 2013 Humanitarian Award Dinner, including tickets and sponsorship, please visit or contact giving(at)mageerehab(dot)org or (215) 587-3090.


About Magee Rehabilitation Hospital
Magee Rehabilitation Hospital, a founding member of the Jefferson Health System and The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation’s NeuroRecovery Network, is the Philadelphia region’s original provider of physical and cognitive rehabilitation. The not-for-profit hospital provides nationally-recognized lifetime rehabilitation and wellness programs for individuals with spinal cord injury, brain injury, stroke, orthopedic replacement, amputation, pain management and work injury. Since 1978, Magee has partnered with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital to form The Regional Spinal Cord Injury Center of the Delaware Valley, one of only 14 federally designated model systems of care in the country.

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