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For Immediate Release

Title: AmeriHealth New Jersey Sponsors Physician Mission to Earthquake-Ravaged Haiti


MT LAUREL, N.J., Jan. 22 /PRNewswire/ — AmeriHealth New Jersey is sponsoring a physician’s medical mission to earthquake-ravaged Haiti, through “Project Haiti Heart” (www.projecthaitiheart.org), an organization that provides humanitarian and medical aid to Haiti, which has been plagued by political violence for most of its history. 

 The physician — Jason B. Litten, MD, brother of local AmeriHealth New Jersey executive Brian Litten — is on route to Haiti, supported by funds provided by AmeriHealth New Jersey for airfare and essential materials such as a sleeping bag, insect repellent, mosquito tents and other items. 

 Over the course of the ten day trip, Dr. Litten will be part of a team providing whatever medical services are required upon their arrival, joining other medical professionals from around the world who are donating their time and expertise to help Haiti at its time of great need.

 ”My goal is to serve in any way I can,” said Dr. Litten.  “I believe that most physicians would do the same if their obligations allowed them.  I’m able to go, for which I feel fortunate.”

 ”Naturally, we’re all touched by the tragedy in Haiti, and as part of the healthcare industry, AmeriHealth New Jersey wanted to somehow contribute to the rescue effort,” said Judith Roman, president and CEO.  “When Dr. Litten volunteered to fly to Haiti this week, we saw that as an opportunity to support the rescue effort through one of our AmeriHealth ‘extended family’ members.”

 About AmeriHealth New Jersey

 AmeriHealth HMO, Inc. and AmeriHealth Insurance Company of New Jersey (collectively, “AmeriHealth New Jersey”) provide health insurance coverage to employers and individuals throughout New Jersey. AmeriHealth New Jersey has one of the largest provider networks in New Jersey, and those networks include access to hospitals and doctors across the nation. The company is also committed to offering value-added insurance solutions for customers through AmeriHealth New Jersey’s innovative wellness and incentive programs and benefits designs.

 AmeriHealth New Jersey earned top ratings for customer service and quality of care as part of the state’s recent health plan performance report. Additionally, the company’s managed care plan, AmeriHealth HMO Inc., has received the highest possible accreditation by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) by meeting NCQA’s rigorous evaluation standards.

 AmeriHealth New Jersey has offices in Mt. Laurel and Iselin. For more information on AmeriHealth New Jersey, visit www.AmeriHealth.com .