Michael and Medina Rashid Receive "Couples Working Together, Making a Difference Award"

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AmeriHealth Mercy CEO and his Wife Were Honored for Their Continued Commitment to Community Service by the Ducky Birts Foundation at its Fifth-Annual Medallion Scholarship Banquet

Michael and Medina Rashid, Medallion Award honorees, "Couples Working Together, Making a Difference"

My wife and I come from humble beginnings and we are aware of all the help that we have received, throughout our lives. We also realize that it is our responsibility to find ways to help give back to our community and to teach our children to do the same.

Michael A. Rashid, president and CEO of AmeriHealth Mercy Family of Companies, and his wife Medina Rashid, received the “Couples Working Together, Making a Difference Award” at the recent Fifth-Annual Medallion Scholarship Banquet hosted at the First District Plaza on 3801 Market St., here. The honor was presented to four married couples, including the Rashids, for their commitment to community service in the Philadelphia area. Other awardees included, Philadelphia Fire Commissioner Lloyd Ayers and his wife Annette, Entrepreneurs Ali and Helen Salahuddin, and Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams and his wife Sonita. The ceremony is hosted by the Ducky Birts Foundation, which awards scholarships to Philadelphia-area students who will attend Cheyney or Lincoln University.

In his role as president and CEO, Rashid is responsible for the business development and operations of the healthcare company, which includes Pennsylvania’s largest Medicaid managed care plan, Keystone Mercy Health Plan, located here. Mrs. Rashid directed the local division of Computers for Youth (CFY), a nationwide non-profit organization dedicated to providing computers to low-income families. Between the two, they serve on numerous local and national community and civic boards, such as Medicaid Health Plans of America, the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, the Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation, the Philadelphia Regional Port Authority, the Philadelphia Zoo, Vision of Hope and CFY.

“We would like to thank the Ducky Birts Foundation for acknowledging our community service efforts and naming us as one of its ‘Couples of the Year,’ for 2011,”commented Michael Rashid. “My wife and I come from humble beginnings and we are aware of all the help that we have received, throughout our lives. We also realize that it is our responsibility to find ways to help give back to our community and to teach our children to do the same.”

This year’s Medallion Scholarship Banquet also included Medallion Award recipients, State Representatives Vanessa L. Brown, Cherelle L. Parker, and Kenyatta Johnson; City Councilpersons Frank DiCicco, Bill Green, Curtis Jones ,Jr. and Maria D.Quinones-Sanchez; and City Controller Alan Butkovitz.

About AmeriHealth Mercy Family of Companies

The AmeriHealth Mercy Family of Companies is the nation’s leader in healthcare solutions for the underserved. The company is among the largest organizations of Medicaid managed care plans and related businesses in the United States, touching the lives of more than 7 million individuals covered by Medicaid, Medicare, SCHIP and other insurance. Headquartered in Philadelphia, AmeriHealth Mercy is a mission-driven company with more than 25 years of experience serving low-income, chronically ill populations. AmeriHealth Mercy’s core products include full-risk HMOs, management contracts, administrative services, pharmacy benefit management, care management services, and behavioral healthcare services. For more information, visit http://www.amerihealthmercy.com.

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