Dr. Hayworth is the CEO and Market Leader of Optum Tri-State Region, having become its president in March, 2021. One of five regions in the Optum nationwide network, Optum Tri-State comprises three large multispecialty groups, CareMount Medical, ProHEALTH NY, and Riverside Medical Group, serving 1.6 million patients at 630 locations.
Dr. Hayworth has a national reputation as an authority on practice administration; multispecialty group management; and adaptation to the rapidly changing environment in health care, including the transition to value.
Dr. Hayworth has been the President and CEO of CareMount Medical (formerly Mount Kisco Medical Group, PC) for more than 20 years, having started in practice there in 1988. He oversaw a nearly 15-fold expansion in the size of the group prior to its becoming part of Optum Tri-State in late 2020.
Under Dr. Hayworth’s leadership CareMount Medical grew from a handful of locations to over 45 sites throughout the Hudson Valley and New York City, expanding and transforming staff, services, facilities, and practice infrastructure to offer a seamlessly integrated patient experience of the highest quality. He guided the establishment of relationships between CareMount and diverse partners and institutions, including affiliations with Massachusetts General Hospital, Northwell Health, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and nine regional hospitals.
CareMount Medical was one of the first Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) in the nation, and it is the only NextGen ACO in New York; it has been an NCQA Level III Patient-Centered Medical Home for many years. CareMount has innovated in electronic health information for over 20 years.
In 2019 Dr. Hayworth became Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of CareMount Health Solutions, LLC, a collaborative physician-owned management services organization with expertise in helping clients position themselves for the ever-changing health care environment. CareMount’s practice management solutions enable physicians, hospitals and systems to increase margins, reduce costs, and improve the patient experience.
Dr. Hayworth is a consultant to the Vincent Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Massachusetts General Hospital; he is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell; and he is a past associate dean at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. He is past chairman of the board of the American Medical Group Association and past national treasurer and District II chairman for the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. He has served as a consulting editor for Contemporary OB/GYN.
Dr. Hayworth chairs the advisory board for IKS Health and the board of directors of the Ambulatory Surgery Center of Westchester. He is the president of the board of directors of Bedford Physicians Risk Retention Group. He is an advisor to MedPro; he is a past national advisor for Aetna and Anthem; and he heads the health care advisory board for r4. Dr. Hayworth is a senior advisor to Arsenal Capital Partners and WIRB-Copernicus Group (WCG). Formerly a member of the board of TractManager prior to its 2020 acquisition by simplr, he currently sits on the board of directors of mymedicalimages.com, and he is the non-executive board chair of US Digestive Health. He is a past advisor to Warburg Pincus and a past board member of Brighton Health Partners; Counsyl, Inc.; the Northern Westchester Hospital Foundation; and Community Mutual Savings Bank.
Dr. Hayworth has been named to many “Best Doctors” lists in successive years, including those in New York and Westchester magazines, Best Doctors in America, and America’s Best Obstetricians and Gynecologists. He was selected by Becker’s Hospital Review as one of their “105 Physician Leaders to Know” in 2019 and “112 Physician Leaders of Hospitals and Health Systems” in 2018. He was chosen as one of City & State NY’s “Westchester Power 100” in 2019 and “Westchester Power 50” in 2018.
Dr. Hayworth was honored by the United Way of Westchester and Putnam at their 2018 “Imagine” gala. He received the Westchester County Doctors of Distinction Lifetime Achievement Award in 2015. The Visiting Nurse Association of The Hudson Valley has honored Dr. Hayworth twice, in 2005 with their Award of Merit and in 2015 with the Ellen Wood Health Care Award. In 2013 he was given the “Good Scout” Award by the Boy Scouts of America Westchester-Putnam Council and was named Business Person of the Year by the Yorktown Chamber of Commerce.
Dr. Hayworth received his A.B. in Biology from Princeton University and his M.D. from Cornell University Medical College. He and his wife, former Congresswoman Dr. Nan Hayworth, live in Bedford, New York, and have two adult children.