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HealthChoice Names Dr. George Wortham as Incoming President and CEO


(Memphis, TN – April 19, 2019) – HealthChoice has named Dr. George Wortham to replace outgoing president and CEO Mitch Graves, who will serve as chief executive of West Cancer Center & Research Institute.

HealthChoice’s board of governors approved the appointment on Thursday, April 18.

Dr. Wortham is a 20-plus-year member of MetroCare Physicians, an independent physician association that assists practices in reshaping the delivery of healthcare in the Memphis area and helping transform the healthcare system locally, from payments for procedures and sickness to value and outcomes.  He has most recently served as CEO of the association since 2014.

“Dr. Wortham brings a wealth of experience and know-how given his 30-year career in obstetrics and gynecology, his leadership with MetroCare Physicians, and his longtime relationships with HealthChoice, Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare and local insurance providers,” said Dr. Carter Towne, board chairman.  “We are looking forward to building upon the strong foundation Mitch developed over his tenure, and we’re confident that Dr. Wortham will continue this path of growth for the benefit of HealthChoice, its partners and patients.

A Vanderbilt University alum, Dr. Wortham completed his post-graduate medical education and residency at the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center in Memphis.

Dr. Wortham assumes his new position May 1.