Tuesday, July 3, 2012

American Specialty Health Opens Dallas Operations Center

SAN DIEGO, July 2, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Leading health services company American Specialty Health Incorporated (ASH) has opened a new 50,000 square foot operations center in Southlake, TX, a suburb of Dallas. The new location will allow ASH to expand its operational services, while also offering redundancy capabilities to ensure uninterrupted operations in the event of any emergency that might impact the company's Southern California headquarters and operations center.

Heading up the new Dallas operations is Kirk Hartman, who recently joined ASH as associate vice president, Specialty Health Operations. Hartman has been instrumental in helping to prepare the new office for day-to-day operations supporting ASH business. Previously, he was a director of call center operations for a large radiology management company where he oversaw more than 300 employees across three locations in Texas and New York.

"ASH has seen growing interest in our programs and we are investing appropriate resources to support new capabilities in this area," said ASH CEO and chairman George DeVries. "Our new location will afford us more opportunities to grow and better serve our customers."

The organization is looking to fill more than 100 positions at their new office.

About ASH

American Specialty Health Incorporated (ASH) is a national health services company that provides specialty health care management programs, fitness and exercise programs, and total population health and prevention/wellness programs to health plans, insurance carriers, employer groups and trust funds.

Based in San Diego, ASH has more than 900 employees and serves nearly 30 million members. ASH subsidiaries include American Specialty Health Insurance Company, American Specialty Health Group, Inc. and Healthyroads, Inc. Products offered through ASH and its subsidiaries include the Healthyroads Wellness(R) Program, the Silver&Fit(R) Program, the ExerciseRewardsTM Program and others. For more information about ASH programs, visit ASHCompanies.com or call (800) 848-3555. Follow ASH on Twitter @ASHCompaniesor @Healthyroads and on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/Healthyroads.

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