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EXECUTIVE FOCUS: DR. MARIA C. YURASEK, VICE PRESIDENT AND MEDICAL DIRECTOR, CIGNA HEALTHPLAN OF UTAH

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VITAL STATISTICS

Where born: Bayonne, N.J.Family: Spouse, Dr. Robert Bendetti, and children, Christine, 12, and Francesca, 8.

Education: Boston University: M.D.; Kaiser Hospitals in San Francisco, internship and residency. University of Wisconsin: master of science.

Primary products: Health care.

Primary markets: Wasatch Valley.

PERSONALITY PROFILE

First "real" job: Stock brokerage firm on Wall Street.

Management style: Collaborative and consensus seeking.

Strategy for success: Emphasis on primary care in health-care-delivery program.

A memorable failure: Every disappointment encountered in my life has been the impetus for change and improvement.

Heroes: Jimmy Carter and Margaret Mead.

Leisure time and hobbies: Skiing, hiking and running.

Favorite book and movie: "Immortality" by Milan Kundera. "Prince of Tides."