Select Health of S.C. Appoints New Medical Director

Cathryn Caton, M.D., has joined Select Health of South Carolina as a medical director. Dr. Caton brings more than five years of health care experience as a hospitalist to Select Health, the state’s oldest and largest Medicaid managed care organization. Select Health offers its First Choice health plan in all 46 counties of South Carolina and is part of the AmeriHealth Caritas family of companies.

Dr. Caton will oversee Select Health’s utilization review, care management and provider education areas. She will also work collaboratively with Select Health’s Chief Medical Officer, Fred Hill, M.D., to enhance Select Health’s provider network.

“We are pleased to welcome Dr. Caton to our leadership team,” said Cindy Helling, market president at Select Health. “Her medical knowledge, experience and compassion will be instrumental in providing quality health care services to our members.”

Dr. Caton has spent her entire career practicing medicine in South Carolina. She comes to Select Health from the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), where she served as an attending physician and medical director of a medical-surgical unit. In the latter role, she supported MUSC’s quality improvement effort.

Dr. Caton earned an undergraduate degree in business management at Hampton University in Hampton, Virginia.  She completed her medical degree, internship and residency in internal medicine at MUSC. After residency, Dr. Caton completed the Academic Generalist Fellowship Program at MUSC, earning a master’s of science in clinical research.  She is board-certified in internal medicine and resides in West Ashley. 

“I’m very excited to assist Select Health’s First Choice plan members and network providers as it continues to deliver the highest quality of care,” said Dr. Caton. “I enjoy working to improve population health and helping to build healthier communities across South Carolina.”

Select Health of South Carolina Mission:
To help people get care, stay well and build healthy communities.

Select Health of South Carolina is celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2015, which demonstrates our strength, stability and expertise in providing access to high quality health care for South Carolinians.

Incorporated in 1995, Select Health was licensed as a Health Maintenance Organization by the South Carolina Department of Insurance in 1996. Later that year, the company contracted with the South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services to offer First Choice, which is now the state’s oldest and largest health plan for Healthy Connections, South Carolina’s Medicaid program. First Choice serves members in all 46 counties statewide.

First Choice by Select Health of South Carolina is the highest nationally ranked health plan for South Carolina Healthy Connections at #61 on the National Committee of Quality Assurance’s (NCQA's) Medicaid Health Insurance Plan Rankings 2013-2014. (Note: The South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (SCDHHS) uses other criteria for evaluating and ranking the performance of health plans serving Medicaid beneficiaries. To view these results, please visit Select Health also holds NCQA’s Multicultural Health Care Distinction.

Select Health is a wholly-owned member of the AmeriHealth Caritas family of companies.