Miami, FL–(HISPANIC PR WIRE – BUSINESS WIRE)–November 5, 2007–The South Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce has chosen UnitedHealthcare, a UnitedHealth Group (NYSE:UNH) company, as the recipient of its 2007 Healthcare Provider of the Year award.
According to chamber President Liliam M. Lopez, UnitedHealthcare received the award in recognition of its “extraordinary” local and national health care initiatives through its Latino Health Solutions program, which provides culturally relevant and linguistically accurate products and services that address Hispanics’ unique health care needs.
The award will be presented during the chamber’s 13th annual Sunshine Awards luncheon aboard Carnival Cruise Lines’ Fascination at the Port of Miami Friday, Nov. 2. UnitedHealthcare is the first national company to receive the award.
“At UnitedHealthcare, we are committed to supporting Hispanic communities in South Florida with programs that improve their overall health and enhance their well-being and quality of life,” said Dan Rosenthal, CEO of UnitedHealthcare of South Florida. “We are honored that the South Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce has recognized our commitment.”
“UnitedHealthcare understands the needs of my customers and community,” said Ramon E. Mas Canosa, president & CEO of Gables Financial Group. “UnitedHealthcare customizes its products and services in a culturally sensitive and relevant way. As a result, my customers are better informed health care consumers with easier access to the programs and services that help them get better care.”
UnitedHealthcare’s Latino Health Solutions regularly sponsors and participates in health events around South Florida and nationwide that educate Hispanics on ways to enhance their health and well-being, including information about health issues that disproportionately affect them.
More information about UnitedHealthcare’s Latino Health Solutions is available online at www.uhclatino.com, a Spanish- and English-language Web site that offers a physician directory, wellness tools, health education materials and much more. Also, UnitedHealthcare’s Nurseline offers real-time health advice from trained nurses and provides access to Spanish-speaking interpreters.
UnitedHealthcare (www.unitedhealthcare.com) provides a full spectrum of consumer-oriented health benefit plans and services. The company organizes access to quality, affordable health care services on behalf of more than 26 million individual consumers, contracting directly with more than 535,000 physicians and care professionals and more than 4,700 hospitals nationwide to offer them broad, convenient access to services nationwide. UnitedHealthcare is one of the businesses of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE:UNH), a diversified Fortune 50 health and well-being company.