Magellan of Virginia and Astyra Selected to Receive Metropolitan Business League’s Trailblazer Partnership Award

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Magellan of Virginia, a subsidiary of Magellan
Health, Inc.
(NASDAQ: MGLN), and Astyra Corporation were recently
selected to receive the Metropolitan Business League’s (MBL) Trailblazer
Partnership Award for their work together. Astyra is a local Small,
Women or Minority-owned (SWaM) business that specializes in providing
staffing, outsourcing and technology capabilities to other companies.
The Trailblazer Partnership Award recognizes a small business and its
larger partner that formed a successful teaming relationship and/or
joint venture that resulted in the award of a new contract or an ongoing
relationship. Magellan works with Astyra to help staff customer service
positions in Magellan’s member call center.

“In both the substance and logistics of our work, we recognize that
real, lasting success comes from collaboration, especially with a
locally-based organization that shares our mission-driven focus,” said
Bill Phipps, general manager of Magellan of Virginia. “We found that
collaboration in the team at Astyra, and the result benefits the nearly
one million Virginians we serve.”

“When working with larger firms, they often asked how the relationship
would work. For the past few years, we’ve been able to say ‘we would
like it to work the way our Magellan relationship has’,” said Ken Ampy,
Astyra’s co-founder. “It has been a relationship of mutual respect,
teamwork and a together-we-can attitude. It’s a teaming relationship
that embodies the spirit of the MBL.”

Magellan of Virginia was selected by the Virginia Department of Medical
Assistance Services in 2013 to serve as the commonwealth’s Behavioral
Health Services Administrator. Magellan administers behavioral health
services for members enrolled in Virginia’s Medicaid and FAMIS programs.

MBL is a non-profit, membership-based business association that creates
business connections in Central Virginia. For over 40 years, MBL has
fostered business development and expansion for small, women- and
minority-owned businesses.

About Magellan Health: Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Magellan
Health, Inc.
is a leader in managing the fastest growing, most
complex areas of health, including special populations, complete
pharmacy benefits and other specialty areas of healthcare. Magellan
develops innovative solutions that combine advanced analytics, agile
technology and clinical excellence to drive better decision making,
positively impact health outcomes and optimize the cost of care for the
members we serve — all within a customer-first culture. Magellan’s
customers include health plans and other managed care organizations,
employers, labor unions, various military and governmental agencies and
third-party administrators. For more information, visit

About Astyra Corporation: Astyra Corporation is a Richmond,
Virginia-based staffing firm. At Astyra, we offer a unique insider
approach to solving our client’s business challenges and we keep our
promises. We find highly skilled people and are experts in successfully
matching associates to solutions. At Astyra, we adapt quickly to meet
the ever-changing needs of our clients. With an initial focus on IT,
Astyra has expanded its service offerings to include administrative,
finance, call center, and healthcare. Smart ideas, ingenuity, and never
settling for failure are the hallmark traits of our firm. We focus on
“smart solutions”. At Astyra, it’s all about people, process, and
technology; what we call p2t. Learn more at


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