ABOVE PHOTO: From left to right: Councilman William “Al” Jacobs, director of public safety for the City of Chester, Meg Grant, director of public affairs and marketing for Keystone First, Armenda McWilliams-Pettey, public affairs and marketing specialist for Keystone First, Glenn Ellis, consultant for Keystone First.
The City of Chester presented Keystone First, Pennsylvania’s largest Medical Assistance (Medicaid) managed care health plan, with its Community Investment Award in recognition of the health plan’s longstanding support of the city, and its help in providing residents with access to quality health care and other services.
Chester Mayor, Thaddeus Kirkland, and Councilman William “Al” Jacobs, director of public safety for the City of Chester, honored Meg Grant, director of public affairs and marketing for Keystone First, Armenda McWilliams-Pettey, public affairs and marketing specialist for Keystone First, and Glenn Ellis, consultant for Keystone First for their individual efforts and commitment to bettering the lives of Chester residents.
In addition, Malcolm Yates, chief of staff for State Representative Brian Kirkland (D- 159th Dist.), presented Keystone First with a special acknowledgement on behalf of the 159th Legislative District.
For decades, Keystone First has provided those most in need with outstanding care and services, building stronger, healthier communities throughout southeastern Pennsylvania.
An award-winning health plan, this year, Keystone First earned Multicultural Health Care Distinction from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) for the fourth time. The health plan has received the distinction, awarded for the delivery of culturally appropriate care, ever year it has been offered.
“These accolades speak to our unrelenting pursuit of health equity and improved health outcomes for all of our members in southeastern Pennsylvania,” said Keystone First Market President Joanne McFall. “With the help of our community health navigators, and care management teams, we work tirelessly to help ensure that we are meeting the needs of our members living in Chester and the surrounding area.”
Also this year, Keystone First was honored with the Philadelphia Business Journal’s 2017 Health Care Innovator Award for leading innovation in the region’s life sciences sector.