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5/1/2024 | Press Release
Select Health Names Jason Worthen as New President for Nevada Market

Select Health today announced Jason Worthen as the new president for the Desert Region, overseeing all Select Health operations in Southern Nevada. Worthen joined Select Health in November 2022 as Medicare assistant vice president, then served as vice president of government programs. Most recently, he served as the interim leader of the Select Health Desert Region.

As Desert Region president, Worthen will lead the strategic direction and all regional operations for Select Health in Southern Nevada. This includes support for all Select Health products and members in Nevada and Southern Utah. He will be responsible for the development and execution of strategic initiatives across all aspects of Select Health’s activity in the health insurance market in the Desert Region.

“During his tenure at Select Health, Jason has quickly emerged as a highly respected leader and essential member of our leadership team. His extensive industry knowledge and experience have significantly elevated our Medicaid and Medicare plans and aided our expansion in Nevada,” said Rob Hitchcock, Select Health president and CEO. “We are fortunate to have his expert-level understanding of government programs, and he will continue to drive success, customer engagement, and sustainable growth in the Desert Region.”

Worthen will maintain oversight of government programs and risk adjustment for Select Health service areas, including the expansion of Medicare and Medicaid across all regions and markets.

Prior to joining Select Health, Worthen served as the senior vice president for Medicare programs nationally for Steward Health Care and as regional vice president at Steward Health Care. He was responsible for risk operations and managed care contracts of the Steward Accountable Care Organization (ACO)—Steward Health Care Network. Prior to Steward Health,

Worthen served as the president and CEO of Health Choice Utah where he managed growth, operations, and profitability. Worthen brings over 30 years of experience in the healthcare industry and has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Utah.