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UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Tennessee Medical Director Named 2013 ‘Woman to Watch’ by Nashville Medical News

UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Tennessee announced that Nashville Medical News has named Janice Huckaby, M.D., among its 2013 class of “Women to Watch"

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. (April 15, 2013) – UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Tennessee announced that Nashville Medical News has named Janice Huckaby, M.D., among its 2013 class of “Women to Watch.” Women to Watch is an annual recognition program honoring 10 Middle Tennessee women who are making a difference in health care in their communities.

Huckaby, UnitedHealthcare Community Plan southeast regional medical director, plays an integral role in shaping the benefits and services that UnitedHealthcare provides to Medicaid beneficiaries across the Carolinas, Georgia, Florida, Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas and Tennessee, including nearly 600,000 TennCare enrollees. She also works directly with employers and care providers, offering leadership and support for benefits plans, wellness programs and solutions, and physician relations.

“Dr. Huckaby plays a pivotal role in ensuring our members receive the high-quality care they deserve, and her inclusion as one of the 2013 Women to Watch is appropriate in light of the impact of her work on our members’ health and quality of life,” said Scott A. Bowers, CEO of UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Tennessee.

An obstetrician and gynecologist by training, Huckaby has more than 20 years of clinical experience, including serving on the clinical faculty for Marshall University School of Medicine and serving in private practice in Middle Tennessee. Huckaby’s community service has included donating time with the Franklin Road Women’s Health Clinic, a federally qualified health center in Nashville.

Huckaby will be profiled in a special Women to Watch insert in the April issue of Nashville Medical News and recognized at a breakfast event on April 24 at the Union Station Hotel in Nashville.

“Nashville Medical News’ Women to Watch showcases the important contributions women make to health care in Tennessee, and I am honored to be included among this group of distinguished women who are making a positive impact on health care in our communities,” Huckaby said.

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, and contracts directly with 780,000 physicians and care professionals and 5,900 hospitals and other care facilities nationwide.

UnitedHealthcare serves more than 40 million people in health benefits and is one of the businesses of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH), a diversified Fortune 50 health and well-being company.


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