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Governor names new health secretary

June 12th, 2015 by WCBC Radio

- Governor Larry Hogan today announced the appointment of Dr. Howard Haft to be the new deputy secretary of public health at the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH), which is led by Secretary Van Mitchell.

"As a leader in public health and health care innovation, Maryland needs the right team in place to help people across the state lead healthier, more productive lives,” said Governor Hogan. “I am confident that Dr. Haft will be an asset to Secretary Mitchell’s team.”

“DHMH welcomes Dr. Haft,” said Secretary Mitchell. “In addition to his considerable accomplishments in the medical field, Dr. Haft brings a strong entrepreneurial history that has informed those medical successes. He brings to our team significant experiences in innovative health care delivery and in improved health outcomes.”

Dr. Haft has 27 years of clinical experience in primary internal medicine and 10 years of hospital-based emergency medicine, clinical, and leadership experience. He also worked early in his career as a consultant in internal medicine for the State of California’s Department of Mental Health; at that time, his academic affiliation was with the University of California, Davis.


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