UCare President and CEO Nancy Feldman has received the 21st Century Pinnacle Leader Award from the Women’s Health Leadership TRUST.
The TRUST established the 21st Century Pinnacle Leader Award to recognize individuals who are “trailblazers” in leadership, transformation, and innovation in health care.
The TRUST gives this award only when it wants to recognize a great health care woman who has made a difference in Minnesota’s health care industry.
Feldman received the award at the TRUST’s 2015 Forum, held at the Minneapolis Convention Center on Tuesday evening, April 21. The evening event was attended by a record-breaking 900 people. The TRUST holds the event to highlight the leadership accomplishments and passion of female leaders in Minnesota health care.
“Nancy’s career accomplishments involved shaping health care policy and state programs for countless Minnesotans. In her 20 years at UCare, Nancy has been an unwavering champion of health care rights, especially for those who face the greatest challenges with accessing care,” said Ghita Worcester, Senior Vice President, Marketing and Public Affairs, UCare.
Feldman has been President and CEO of UCare since 1995. During that time, UCare expanded its offerings from one Medicaid program in several Minnesota counties to four different income-based state public programs throughout the state, plans for Medicare beneficiaries in Minnesota and western Wisconsin, and consumer plans available on MNsure. UCare’s revenues in 2014 were $3.1 billion. The health plan employs more than 850 people at its Northeast Minneapolis headquarters and serves more than 490,000 members.