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Salem, OR—Governor Kate Brown today appointed Patrick Allen as permanent director of the Oregon Health Authority (OHA). This appointment is effective September 25, 2017 pending Senate Confirmation, in the manner provided by ORS 171.562 and ORS 171.565.

"Each Oregonian has a right to a healthy, independent life that allows them to succeed," Governor Brown said. "To achieve this goal, the Oregon Health Authority must be capable of maintaining a high value and sustainable health care system. Pat has already proven to be a responsible steward of taxpayer dollars and a valuable leader at OHA. I look forward to the work he will do to ensure OHA lives up to the expectations of Oregonians."

READ: Governor Brown's letter of expectations to Patrick Allen from his initial appointment to OHA.


Chris Pair
Bryan Hockaday
Improving Government