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LA County Department of Health Services gets new director
Southern California Public Radio

The head of San Francisco’s health department, Dr. Mitchell Katz, has been named to head up LA County’s Health Services Department, ending the agency’s two-year search for a permanent director. In his previous position, which he’s held for the past 13 years, Katz teamed with mayor Gavin Newsom to launch Healthy San Francisco, an innovative program that provides universal health coverage for all of that city’s residents. Katz envisions a similar program for Los Angeles.