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McDonald named acting NYS health commissioner

Dec 25, 2022 12:14 am

Rachel Silberstein reports in the Olean Times Herald that Gov. Kathy Hochul has named Dr. James McDonald as acting commissioner to lead the state Department of Health after current Commissioner Dr. Mary Bassett resigns at year's end. Now McDonald is medical director of the health department’s Office of Public Health and interim director of the Center for Community Health. But he just started there in July after working for 10 years at the Rhode Island Department of Health, most recently as interim director of the agency. Read the full story in the Olean Times Herald.