Mayor Pugh's Statement on the Departure of Health Commissioner Dr. Leana Wen
Wednesday Sep 12th, 2018
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
I am grateful to Dr. Leana Wen for her many contributions to improving the health and well-being of all Baltimoreans as Health Commissioner since 2015. We have made significant progress in addressing issues of health disparity across our City, and in developing innovative approaches for prevention and treatment. Dr. Wen has achieved national leadership on a broad range of public health issues, which has also led to national recognition for the Baltimore Health Department as among the most impactful in improving health outcomes for citizens of all ages.
As Dr. Wen’s last day with the Baltimore City Health Department will be Friday, October 12th, 2018, we will be initiating a national search to identify the next Health Commissioner immediately. In the meantime, we wish Dr. Wen continued success and look forward to benefiting from her leadership on the national level.
Mayor Catherine E. Pugh