DELRAY BEACH, Fla., Oct. 20, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- UpHealth, Inc., (NYSE:UPH) has appointed an experienced health care executive, Sarah Arnquist, to its senior leadership team. Arnquist who joined UpHealth effective immediately, will serve as senior vice president of the Behavioral Health Business.
Arnquist is an experienced health care executive with deep understanding of Medicaid policy and delivery systems, especially in the Western U.S. In her role at UpHealth, she will focus on expanding its offerings to health plans and healthcare providers with technology platforms and innovative models to manage behavioral health. Her initial priority will be in California around CalAIM and the integration of medical, behavioral health and social services.
"Sarah brings deep experience to UpHealth on innovative care models to address the needs of patients with complex conditions and specifically on the integration of medical care and behavioral health," said Ramesh Balakrishnan, CEO of UpHealth. "She understands the operational side of behavioral health, facilitating 'whole-health' and mental well-being for vulnerable patient populations. Her track record launching programs at scale is invaluable, and we look forward to her contributions to the continued expansion of UpHealth's solutions and customers."
UpHealth's approach to behavioral health is about purpose and impact. The clinical teams running behavioral health programs across residential, out-patient and telehealth settings have developed deep expertise managing behavioral health across the acuity continuum. Arnquist and her team will work with UpHealth's technology and integrated behavioral health team to help manage behavioral health programs for its customers and expand beyond delivery of services to become a partner to organizations managing behavioral health programs.
Arnquist joins UpHealth from Beacon Health Options, where she led account management for the entire Western Region. Prior to Beacon, she worked as a health policy consultant; as a value-based health care services researcher at Harvard's School of Public Health. She holds an MPH from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health where she focused on policy and economics.
About UpHealth, Inc. UpHealth is a global digital health company that delivers digital-first technology, infrastructure and services to dramatically improve how healthcare is delivered and managed. The UpHealth platform creates digitally enabled "care communities" that improve access and achieve better patient outcomes at lower cost, through digital health solutions and interoperability tools that serve patients wherever they are, in their native language. UpHealth's clients include global governments, health plans, healthcare providers and community-based organizations.
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