Health Care Leaders Present Innovative Program to Improve Care and Lower Costs for Tucson Residents

UnitedHealthcare and Arizona Connected Care will discuss a new collaboration focused on enhancing care delivery while addressing health care costs. People enrolled in UnitedHealthcare employer-sponsored health benefit plans now have access to Arizona Connected Care (AzCC), a physician-led, patient-centric Accountable Care Organization (ACO) that manages all aspects of patient health care, ensuring that the proper course of treatment and preventative health measures are being followed.

John Friend, Executive Director of Arizona Connected Care, Richard Johnson, MD, Medical Director of Arizona Connected Care, Jeri Jones, CEO, UnitedHealthcare of Arizona, Judy Rich, CEO, Tucson Medical Center

Wednesday, March 6, 2013 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Sheraton Tucson Hotel & Suites Conference Center – Catalina Ballroom 5151 E. Grant Road, Tucson, AZ 85712

For more information, please contact Kristen Hellmer, UnitedHealthcare, at (602) 255-8466 or; Nina Trasoff, Arizona Connected Care, (520) 349-0676 or

About Arizona Connected Care
Arizona Connected Care ( offers patients a choice from approximately 200 primary care providers and 70 specialists throughout Southern Arizona as well as access to Arizona’s Community Hospital, Tucson Medical Center. Whether in a group practice, a sole practitioner, or part of a Federally Qualified Health Center, each provider ascribes to AzCC’s commitment to providing the highest quality healthcare possible to all patients every time they’re seen. As our patients’ ‘medical home’, our physicians focus on wellness, prevention, and chronic disease management. Our system provides meaningful transition care if a patient is hospitalized, along with patient advocacy and education. By doing this, we not only help our entire community become healthier and more actively engaged in their good health, but also help control skyrocketing medical expenses.

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 other health 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.