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For Immediate Release
Dec. 5, 2016

Julie Naughton, Public Information Officer, Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, (office) 402-471-1695
DHHS Names Facility Administrator for Nebraska Regional Centers
LINCOLN – Myles Jones has been named facility administrator for the Department of Health and Human Services’ regional centers in Lincoln, Hastings and Norfolk. 
Jones will begin work on Dec. 19 and will report to Sheri Dawson, director of the Division of Behavioral Health at DHHS. 
“Myles’ vast experience working with federal, state, tribal and local entities and diverse patient bases makes him a great fit for DHHS and this role,” said Dawson. “He has experience as a chief executive officer, has held overall managerial responsibility of a comprehensive health care delivery system, has government experience with budgets and brings experience to assist our regional center teams in serving patients with behavioral health challenges.  He will be an asset to our behavioral health system as we move toward physical and behavioral health integration.” 
Jones is currently CEO for the Woodrow Wilson Keeble Memorial Health Care Center in Sisseton, S.D., a position he’s held since May of 2015. His duties have included developing, establishing and directing the implementation and execution of overall policies and procedures for the administration and operations, managing a budget in excess of $34 million and developing a comprehensive health program.
Prior to taking his current role, Jones was health services administrator for the Colorado River Service Unit in Peach Springs, Ariz., where he coordinated Indian Health Service activities with agencies such as the Tribal Councils, the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the Veterans Administration and the Arizona Department of Health.
Jones, a Nebraska native, holds a bachelor of arts in education with majors in biology and physical education from Wayne State College, a bachelor of science in environmental science from Northern State University in Aberdeen, S.D., and a bachelor of science in education with a chemistry major from Northern State University. He graduated from the University of Nebraska Medical Center with a master of public health degree in May 2010.