May 12, 2017 15:12 ET
MURRAY, UT--(Marketwired - May 12, 2017) - Thomas Risse has been named Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of SelectHealth. Thomas has over 25 years of experience in healthcare finance, with experience in health plans, hospital systems, medical groups, and integrated delivery systems. Since 2009, he has been serving as the Chief Financial Officer for the Hawaii region of Kaiser Permanente, recognized as one of America's leading providers and not-for-profit health plans. He played a significant role in contributing to the growth and financial improvement of the region during his tenure.
From 2003 to 2009, Thomas worked for Providence Health & Services in Olympia, Washington, where he served as Chief Financial Officer of the Southwest Washington region. Prior to that, he held finance roles with several organizations in California, including Children's Hospital of Orange County, Health Net, and Daniel Freeman Hospitals. "Thomas's background in healthcare services from multiple markets will bring a fresh perspective to SelectHealth," said Pat Richards, SelectHealth President and CEO. "His unique blend of strategic and tactical skills will be an asset as we focus our efforts to help people live the healthiest lives possible."
Thomas is originally from Huntington Beach, California and holds a bachelor's degree in business administration and an MBA from the University of Southern California. He is a Certified Healthcare Financial Planner and a Fellow of the Healthcare Financial Management Association. In addition, he completed the Kaiser Permanente Executive Leadership Program at Harvard Business School. He is also active in the community, having served on the board of directors for the YMCA of Honolulu and Boy Scouts of America - Aloha Council.
SelectHealth is a not-for-profit health insurance organization serving more than 850,000 members in Utah and southern Idaho. As a subsidiary of Intermountain Healthcare, SelectHealth is committed to helping people live the healthiest lives possible. In addition to medical plans, SelectHealth offers dental, vision, pharmacy benefit management, and life and disability coverage to its members. SelectHealth plans are available for Medicare and Medicaid enrollees. SelectHealth is also a carrier for the state's Children's Health Insurance Program. For details, visit selecthealth.org.