UCare’s Ghita Worcester, senior vice president of public affairs and marketing, was selected by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal as a Women in Business honoree for 2015.
The business publication recognized 51 women, including industry-leading executives and entrepreneurs, for their professional achievements, leadership qualities and contributions to the broader Twin Cities community.
“All of us at UCare know that Ghita has been a trusted and able leader for 20 years. I am very pleased that our local business community also is recognizing her skills, contributions, and business acumen with this well-deserved honor,” said UCare president and CEO Nancy Feldman.
Worcester joined UCare in 1995 and oversees the organization’s federal and state health care reform efforts and policy formulation related to national and state health issues. Worcester also is instrumental in the development and implementation of UCare’s strategic and operational plans.
Before joining UCare, Worcester served as director of policy and operations for Minneapolis-based University Affiliated Family Physicians, the management company that started UCare in 1984. In that role, Worcester directed the development of new HMO products and policies, and helped develop and implement HMO strategic and operational plans. Before that, she worked for 13 years in a community-based family medicine program operated by the University of Minnesota – Department of Family Practice.
UCare is an independent, nonprofit health plan providing health care and administrative services to more than 500,000 members.