Healthfirst Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony Celebrates Opening of New Corporate Headquarters
November 4, 2011
NEW YORK, NY, November 4, 2011 – Healthfirst, a not-for-profit managed care organization offering low or no-cost health insurance to eligible individuals and families living in the New York metropolitan area and New Jersey, celebrates the opening of its new corporate headquarters at 100 Church Street in Lower Manhattan with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on November 7, 2011 at 10:30am.
This special ceremony marks the consolidation of the organization’s two New York-based corporate offices – at 25 Broadway and 123 William Street – into one central location. Healthfirst’s new headquarters occupies 172,000 square feet over four floors, joined by a dramatic interior glass staircase. The space is designed with an open floor plan featuring low partition heights to let in the natural sunlight and foster employee collaboration.
The new offices have also earned a certified gold rating from the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) green building rating system, developed and administered by the U.S. Green Building Council.
“The transition to our new corporate headquarters marks a milestone for Healthfirst as we begin a new era in this modernized space after a three-year long search,” said Pat Wang, Healthfirst President and CEO. “We look forward to continuing our presence in the heart of the business district of Lower Manhattan with new offices conducive to staff growth and future expansion.”
Local politicians scheduled to attend the ceremony include:
- Speaker Sheldon Silver
- Senator Daniel Squadron (D-NY25)
- Senator Eric Adams (D-NY20)
- Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (D-NY14)
- Congressman Edolphus “Ed” Towns (D-NY10)
- Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY8)
- Congresswoman Yvette Clarke (D-NY11)
- Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer
- Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz
- New York State Assemblywoman Grace Meng (D-NY22)
- Councilwoman Margaret Chin (D-NY1)
Established in 1993, Healthfirst is a not-for-profit managed care organization that offers low or no-cost health insurance to eligible individuals and families living in the New York metropolitan area and New Jersey. It provides a variety of government-sponsored health insurance programs, including New York State's Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Medicaid, as well as Medicare Advantage. The Healthfirst family of companies includes Healthfirst in New York, Healthfirst NJ in New Jersey, and Senior Health Partners (SHP), a managed long term care plan serving Medicaid-eligible clients in New York City. For more information, visit the company's websites at www.healthfirst.org and www.healthfirstnj.org.