ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.--()--Universal Health Care Group, Inc. is pleased to announce founder and CEO, Dr. Akshay Desai has been reappointed by Florida Governor Rick Scott to the Florida State Board of Education for a second four-year term. Dr. Desai was initially appointed four years ago by then-Governor Charlie Crist.
“It is an honor to serve the State of Florida. The education of our children is critical to the future success of our great State. I thank Governor Scott for his consideration and for bestowing this opportunity and privilege to serve upon me.”
Dr. Desai stated, “It is an honor to serve the State of Florida. The education of our children is critical to the future success of our great State. I thank Governor Scott for his consideration and for bestowing this opportunity and privilege to serve upon me.”
This appointment requires confirmation by the Florida Senate.
About the Florida State Board of Education:
The Florida State Board of Education is essentially a committee comprised of seven members appointed by the Governor. These members are charged with the task of guiding and directing public K-12 and also community college education within the state of Florida. The Board meets monthly to discuss issues and consummate its mission “to increase the proficiency of all students within one seamless, efficient system, by providing them with the opportunity to expand their knowledge and skills through learning opportunities and research valued by students, parents, and communities, and to maintain an accountability system that measures student progress toward the highest student achievement, seamless articulation and maximum access, skilled workforce and economic development, and quality efficient services.” The Board’s relentless dedication to student improvement stands apparent as FCAT scores increased across the board this year. All details surrounding the Board, its rules, and funding allocation are accessible to the public at http://www.fldoe.org/board/.
About Universal Health Care
Universal Health Care Group is the parent company of Universal Health Care, Inc., a managed care company that has been providing Medicare Advantage Health Plans to Medicare eligible beneficiaries since 2003 – most notably the “Medicare Masterpiece® (HMO)” and “Medicare Masterpiece® (PPO)” plans, as well as Florida Medicaid benefits through its “Universal U-First®” plans. The Group is also parent to Universal Health Care Insurance Company, Inc., which offers the popular Medicare Advantage “ANY ANY ANY® plans.” Currently, the Group is serving approximately 160,000 individuals located in 13 states. For more in-depth information about the Company and the services we offer, please visit our website at www.univhc.com.