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Jonathan Encarnacion Named to Regional Health Equity Council


PITTSBURGH (Nov. 25, 2014) – Jonathan Encarnacion, administrative director for UPMC for You Lehigh/Capital, has been selected to serve a three-year term on the Mid-Atlantic Regional Health Equity Council (RHEC), an organization dedicated to ending health disparities in Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia.

Encarnacion, who is based at UPMC Health Plan’s Harrisburg office, will be one of 17 council members serving on RHEC. Members come from several sectors including state government, higher education, health care delivery, private foundations and managed care organizations.

As an administrative director, Encarnacion is responsible for leading efforts to develop product markets in Central Pennsylvania for UPMC Health Plan. In addition, Encarnacion is responsible for developing collaborative relationships and service improvement opportunities in UPMC Health Plan’s service area.

Encarnacion joined UPMC Health Plan in 2009. Previously, he had served as director of the Hispanic Center of Reading and Berks County. He is a graduate of Texas A&M University and has an MBA from Alvernia University of Reading, Pa.


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UPMC Health Plan, the second-largest health insurer in western Pennsylvania, is owned by UPMC, an integrated global health enterprise. The integrated partner companies of the UPMC Insurance Services Division — which includes UPMC Health Plan, UPMC WorkPartners, LifeSolutions (EAP), UPMC for You (Medical Assistance), and Community Care Behavioral Health — offer a full range of group health insurance, Medicare, Special Needs, CHIP, Medical Assistance, behavioral health, employee assistance, and workers' compensation products and services to nearly 2.3 million members. Our local provider network includes UPMC as well as community providers, totaling more than 125 hospitals and more than 11,500 physicians throughout Pennsylvania and parts of Ohio, West Virginia, and Maryland. For more information, visit www.upmchealthplan.com.