New Blood Moves Into Leadership Positions in California Health Agency
On Friday, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) announced two changes in leadership at the Department of Health Care Services, which administers Medi-Cal and other health care programs, the Sacramento Business Journal reports.
Medi-Cal is California's Medicaid program.
The governor tapped David Maxwell-Jolly to be the new director of DHCS.Â He has served as director of the California Department of Child Support Services since 2007 and also has served as deputy secretary for the state Health and Human Services Agency.
Maxwell-Jolly will replace Sandra Shewry as director of DHCS.Â Her last day at the department will be Dec. 19.
Schwarzenegger also announced the appointment of Toby Douglas as chief deputy director of health care programs at DHCS. He has worked as assistant deputy director and deputy director for health care programs in the department since 2005.
Douglas will replace Stan Rosenstein as Medi-Cal director.Rosenstein plans to become a consultant and work with Health Management Associates.Â His last day at the department also will be Dec. 19 (Robertson, Sacramento Business Journal, 11/21). This is part of the California Healthline Daily Edition, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.