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UnitedHealthcare of North Texas Discusses the Future of Health Care in Garland

(far right) Scott Flannery, UnitedHealthcare of North Texas CEO, led Monday’s panel discussion. Also appearing were (from left) Ken Hutchenrider Jr., Methodist Richardson Medical Center president, Dr. Eric Beshires, family medicine physician at Baylor University Medical Center, and Jenny Williams, manager of community outreach at Baylor Scott & White Health.

UnitedHealthcare of North Texas CEO Scott Flannery joined other leading health professionals to discuss the future of health care in Garland on Feb. 26. The panel discussion was part of the Garland Chamber of Commerce’s Strong Partnerships and Relevant Knowledge (SPARK) series.

Flannery spoke about the effects of health care at the legislative level, options for the uninsured or the underinsured, the importance of having a primary care physician and the consequences of rising costs on providers, employers and consumers.

Dallas Cowboys’ Tyrone Crawford and UnitedHealthcare Donate Gym Equipment for Students at Voice of Hope Ministries

Dallas Cowboys defensive end Tyrone Crawford addresses children at Voice of Hope Ministries at a ceremony introducing new gym equipment made possible by a $10,000 donation from UnitedHealthcare of North Texas. Listening are, (l-r), Scott Flannery, CEO, UnitedHealthcare of North Texas and Edward L. Franklin, President and CEO, Voice of Hope Ministries.

Dallas Cowboys defensive end Tyrone Crawford and UnitedHealthcare of North Texas recently teamed up to donate new gym equipment to Dallas’ Voice of Hope Ministries, a non-profit organization that provides after-school and out-of-school care to low income children from pre-k to 12th grade. Crawford joined UnitedHealthcare leaders at a dedication ceremony at Voice of Hope on January 10.

(l-r) Flannery, Crawford and Franklin pose with the donation from UnitedHealthcare to Crawford’s Dreambuilders program.
Crawford helps a child use the climbing wall.
Children using the new climbing wall.
Crawford assists a child on the pull-up bars.

UnitedHealthcare of North Texas Contributes $5,000 to Plano Families in Need

UnitedHealthcare of North Texas has contributed $5,000 to Christmas Cops, a program operated by the Plano Police Department that helps local families in need.

UnitedHealthcare’s donation will purchase healthy meals, children’s toys, jackets and other household necessities. Police officers make direct referrals to the program, often submitting families they encounter during burglary investigations, family disturbances, traffic stops and other daily service calls.

Since its inception in 1984, the program has grown to serve more than 300 local families annually, including 650 children.