Presenting Vegas Inc’s 2022 Health Care Headliners

The 2022 Health Care Headliners originally appeared in a special issue of Vegas Inc’s Health Care Quarterly. Sign up to get each of Vegas Inc’s special publications delivered to your inbox on the day of their release.

Donald Giancursio

Lifetime Achievement

CEO Nevada Market | United HealthCare | Years in Health Care: 39

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Donald Giancursio

Donald Giancursio has dedicated decades to working to strengthen health care in Nevada, developing and providing a diverse array of solutions for employee health care coverage. He is a servant leader—his competency and wisdom matched by his compassion and sincerity.

Tell us a little about your current role.

I have been responsible for overseeing the Nevada commercial and Medicaid insurance businesses for United HealthCare since 2009. I began my career in the industry right out of college. It was an interesting opportunity at the time. I grew fond of it and never looked back.

What is a professional accomplishment you are most proud of?

Our Nevada market is continually ranked as one of the top-performing markets for United HealthCare nationally. The rankings cover a broad spectrum of metrics, but the one that is consistently at the top is customer retention. We have retained the highest percentage of our customers each year since I have been in this role. It speaks to the value we deliver to the market and the solutions we provide our customers.

What are some of the most important health care priorities for Southern Nevada?

Finding ways to increase our provider population; recruiting more physicians and health care personnel so that access to care becomes more readily available to our residents; and continuing to educate the community on the importance of health screenings, routine care and healthy living.

What is one piece of advice you can share about the importance of health?

Life is unpredictable in many ways. We can’t take our health for granted. We must practice healthy habits—taking care of your body as best as possible. Be mindful of the preventive and routine health care visits and services we all should practice.

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