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Gov. Kasich Names New Leadership Team at Ohio Department of Health

Today Governor Kasich named a new leadership team to lead the Ohio Department of Health, turning to an experienced manager with health care experience -- Rick Hodges -- and an experienced clinician -- Dr. Mary Applegate -- to work together to elevate both the agency's operational effectiveness as well as its medical expertise.

A former state legislator, Hodges has served in a range of management roles including in senior roles in health care organizations in Northwest Ohio. Dr. Applegate will work with Hodges to recruit a team of clinical professionals who bring the best medical knowledge to inform all aspects of Health's work, then resume her role at Medicaid once the team is in place.

For more information, refer to this press release

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