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Heather Cianfrocco Named President of Northeast Region of UnitedHealthcare Community Plan

PITTSBURGH (March 29, 2012) – UnitedHealthcare named Heather Cianfrocco president of the Northeast Region for UnitedHealthcare Community Plan.

In her new role, Cianfrocco will manage all of UnitedHealthcare Community Plan’s businesses in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Delaware, Maryland and Massachusetts. UnitedHealthcare Community Plan is part of UnitedHealthcare Community & State, the nation’s largest Medicaid managed care company. UnitedHealthcare Community Plan’s Northeast Region serves more than 1 million members in the region. 

Cianfrocco served as president of UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Pennsylvania since early 2010 and vice president, Network Operations of Community & State from 2008-2010. She will be based in UnitedHealthcare’s Philadelphia office.

“As president of UnitedHealthcare Community Plan’s Northeast Region, Heather will strive to broaden access to affordable and quality health services for members,” said Russell C. Petrella, Ph.D., president of UnitedHealthcare Community & State. “She will lead UnitedHealthcare’s efforts in enhancing our relationships with our communities, members, government customers and health care professionals in the region.”

Cianfrocco received her bachelor’s degree from Pennsylvania State University and her law degree from Duquesne University School of Law. She serves on the boards of The Salvation Army of Western Pennsylvania and various nonprofit animal rescue organizations. She is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association and the Allegheny County Bar Association.

About UnitedHealthcare

UnitedHealthcare is dedicated to helping people nationwide live healthier lives by simplifying the health care experience, meeting consumer health and wellness needs, and sustaining trusted relationships with care providers.  The company offers the full spectrum of health benefit programs for individuals, employers and Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries. UnitedHealthcare serves more than 38 million people and is one of the businesses of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH), a diversified Fortune 50 health and well-being company.

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