Tags:From the Winston-Salem Journal:
A second top N.C. health-care official is stepping down amid major leadership changes in the Perdue administration.Read the full article
Gov. Bev Perdue said today that Dr. Jeffrey Engel will depart as state health director on Feb. 1 after more than two years in that position. He is being replaced by Dr. Laura Gerald, former executive director of the N.C. Health and Wellness Fund.
Perdue said Engel will serve as a special adviser on health policy.
Gerald also becomes leader of the newly formed Division of Prevention, Access and Public Health Services. That division has been created from the merger of the Division of Public Health and the Office of Rural Health and Community Care.