January 19, 2016
City of Philadelphia's Liberty Bell Award to William S. George
Health Partners Plans President and CEO William S. George Honored with City of Philadelphia’s Liberty Bell Award; HPP presents Archbishop Anthony Floyd, Sr. with lifetime achievement award
Philadelphia, PA — During its 21st annual MLK celebration on January 17, the Philadelphia Council of Clergy recognized Health Partners Plans’ President and CEO William S. George with the city’s Liberty Bell award, in recognition of his corporate leadership and community involvement. The Liberty Bell award is one of the highest honors from the City of Philadelphia.
“Mr. George is a great man. He has done so much for Philadelphia communities—for all nationalities,” said Archbishop Anthony Floyd, Sr., President of the Philadelphia Council of Clergy. “I, along with the Philadelphia Council of Clergy, wanted to honor him for his corporate leadership and Health Partners Plans’ nationally recognized work in improving the health of area residents.”
Mr. George accepted the award and thanked Archbishop Floyd for the honor, and attributed HPP’s award-winning programs to the hard work and dedication of its more than 800 employees. Mr. George also honored Archbishop Floyd with the Health Partners Plans lifetime achievement award for his commitment to the community.
“Archbishop Floyd serves the most vulnerable and often overlooked populations, ranging from hungry families to people in nursing homes to prison inmates,” said Mr. George. “What he does for others in Philadelphia and beyond through his teaching and mentorship truly embodies Dr. King’s dream.”
ABOUT HEALTH PARTNERS PLANS:
Nationally recognized for its innovations in managed care, Health Partners Plans consistently receives high ratings for member and provider satisfaction and is one of the highest rated Medicaid plans in Pennsylvania according to National Committee for Quality Assurance’s (NCQA) Medicaid Health Insurance Plan Ratings 2015-2016. Health Partners Plans is a not-for-profit managed health care organization serving more than 255,000 members in the Greater Philadelphia region. It provides a broad range of health coverage options through Health Partners Medicare, Health Partners (Medicaid) and its KidzPartners (Children's Health Insurance Program) plan. Founded more than 30 years ago, Health Partners Plans is one of the few hospital-owned health plans in the country. Learn more about how Health Partners Plans is “doing it right” at twitter.com/HPPlans and facebook.com/healthpartnersplans.
Monet T. Irving
Manager, Corporate Communications