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Distinguished alumnus, Doug Wirth receives prestigious award

One of UW-Green Bay’s most recent Distinguished Alumni Award winners, Douglas Wirth ’89 (Social Work) was recognized as one of the most responsible business leaders in New York City.

Wirth, President and CEO of Amida Care, New York’s largest Medicaid Special Needs Health Plan (SNP), was recognized with a Responsible 100 award on December 18 at Sony Hall. The award is given to the most outstanding responsible executives, thought leaders, visionaries and influences who are setting new standards of excellence, dedication and leadership in improving their communities and making transformative change.

“At Amida Care, the focus of my work has been to promote access to high quality, comprehensive, culturally competent health care that give people the chance to live their best lives and contribute to their communities,” said Wirth.

Amida Care helps New Yorkers living with or at higher risk for HIV access the care they need, which prevents new HIV infections and gets us closer tending the HIV/AIDS epidemic in New York. The Responsible 100 honorees embody the Core Principles of Corporate Social Responsibility: Charity, Diversity, Environment & Sustainability, Equity, Ethics, Privacy, Sourcing, Transparency, Volunteerism and Community Engagement.