Former UnitedHealthcare CEO Joins Univita Health’s Board of Directors

Robert J. Sheehy Brings Wealth of Managed Care Experience to Role

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Univita Health, an organization focused on providing the full range of services and support needed to enable a home-centered approach to independent aging, today announced the appointment of Robert J. Sheehy, former UnitedHealthcare CEO, to its board of directors.

“With almost 30 years experience in the managed healthcare field, Bob is an invaluable addition to our board of directors,” said Hugh Lytle, co-founder, president and chief executive officer of Univita. “As we continue to strategically grow our business and identify and develop programs to serve the needs of America’s rapidly aging population, Bob will bring a unique perspective and insight to our team, further strengthening this dynamic group.”

Sheehy, who held numerous management roles at UnitedHealth Group in his more than 20 years there, led the organization’s acquisitions that were health plan focused during a period of extensive growth for the company. He also played a leading role in the company’s strategic direction and operations during his tenure.

Joining UnitedHealth Group in 1986, Sheehy was appointed to his first major regional role as president and CEO, Lincoln National/UnitedHealthcare Ohio, Kentucky, and Tennessee. Following, he held various multi-state and single-state responsibilities in the Midwest, principally around the Ohio market. In 1998, Sheehy was named president and COO, UnitedHealthcare, and shortly after was appointed CEO in 2000. After serving seven years in that position, he was appointed senior vice president, UnitedHealth Group.

Prior to joining UnitedHealth Group, Sheehy was one of the early employees of Peak Health Plan from 1982 to 1986 before it was acquired by UnitedHealth Group. He is also a member of the Strategic Advisory Board of Genstar Capital, Univita’s private equity partner.

About Univita Health

Univita Health is creating a unified environment to help people live and age with independence. By providing one place to find and manage resources which support independent aging, Univita makes it easier for individuals to live and age with dignity, in the setting they choose. Univita is accomplishing this by transforming home based care – integrating the complete range of in-home care needs from basic caregiving through complex home health care – and adding the support of the latest technologies. And Univita offers a unique suite of personalized assessments and decision support built around the key dimensions of independence. To learn more, visit


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