Cumberland County Man Has Been Department's Acting Secretary Since October
April 5, 2013
/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett today named
as Secretary of the Department of Health.
Wolf will oversee the regulation of
's hospitals, nursing homes and various other health care facilities, while organizing and supporting public health initiatives and services, as well as outreach, education, prevention and preparedness activities. The department has an annual budget of more than
and has approximately 1,700 employees.
"Michael has proven his ability to manage this important department and is well-respected among his colleagues,'' Corbett said. "I have confidence in his knowledge of the public health system, as well as his leadership ability and dedication to the commonwealth."
Wolf, 46, of
, joined the health department in
as executive deputy secretary after working as Pfizer's director of worldwide public affairs and policy. He was named acting secretary in
The Department of Health has been working to modernize
's health care system, increase access to health care in rural and underserved areas, and expand programs that help attract and retain health care practitioners.
"I am grateful to Governor Corbett for giving me this great opportunity to serve our commonwealth and honored to work alongside the employees of the Department of Health to ensure every resident has access to affordable, high-quality health care, regardless of where they reside in the commonwealth," Wolf said.
native, Wolf is a graduate of
Slippery Rock University
and earned his master's degree from the
University of Phoenix
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SOURCE Pennsylvania Office of the Governor