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Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield Of New Jersey Receives Prestigious Award For Service To Network Hospitals

April 30, 2012

NEWARK – Behind virtually every hospital stay, there is a myriad of complex paperwork and administrative steps that insurers must handle flawlessly with the hospitals to ensure that patients can concentrate fully on their treatment and getting well. In recognition of its excellence in helping hospital administrators carry out these and other important member services every day, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey has been awarded the 2011 John F. Coffey Memorial President’s Award by The NJ Chapter of the American Association of Healthcare Administrative Management (NJAAHAM).

“We are honored to receive this recognition from the NJAAHAM,” said Michelle Merchant, Hospital Relations Manager, Horizon BCBSNJ. “The President’s Award distinguishes Horizon for our support of the New Jersey chapter and its best practices for managing hospital accounting, billing, registration and other related functions.”

The Award was presented by NJAAHAM 2011 Chapter President Kathleen Andreola last month during a spring educational seminar that Horizon BCBSNJ holds with representatives of member hospitals. “This prestigious award normally goes to an individual who goes above and beyond the call of duty to help our association and our members excel, Ms. Andreola said. “We felt that Horizon’s contributions as a team merited recognition for an entire company – a first for the John F. Coffey Memorial President’s Award.” 

"We have a strong working relationship with our 70 network hospitals and this award speaks volumes about how our collaboration is benefiting Horizon BCBSNJ’s 3.6 million members” Merchant said.

About Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, the state’s oldest and largest health insurer, is a tax-paying, not-for-profit health services corporation, providing a wide array of medical, dental, and prescription insurance products and services. Horizon BCBSNJ is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, serving 3.6 million members with headquarters in Newark and offices in Wall, Mt. Laurel, and West Trenton. 

The Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association is a national federation of 37 independent, community-based and locally-operated Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies that collectively provide healthcare coverage for more than 105 million members – one-in-three Americans.  For more information on the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association and its member companies, please visit bcbs.com. We encourage you to connect with us on Facebook, check out our videos on YouTube, follow us on Twitter and check out The BCBS Blog, for up-to-date information about BCBSA.