Governor taps new secretary of health
Gov. Tom Corbett on Friday named Michael Wolf Secretary of the Department of Health.
Wolf will oversee the regulation of Pennsylvania's hospitals, nursing homes and various other health care facilities, while organizing and supporting public health initiatives and services.
His department has an annual budget of more than $838 million and approximately 1,700 employees.
Wolf, 46, of Enola joined the Health Department in May 2011 as executive deputy secretary after working as Pfizer's director of worldwide public affairs and policy. He was named acting secretary in October.
Wolf replaces Dr. Eli Avila, who said when he quit last year that he wanted to pursue other interests and spend more time with his family.
Wolf's confirmation requires Senate approval. He is a graduate of Slippery Rock University and earned his master's degree from the University of Phoenix.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- Rossi: Rutherford falling apart, too
- Greensburg plastic surgeon pleads not guilty to charges of interfering with painkiller investigation
- Firefighters rescue 3 from Beechview house fire
- Healthy Ride, Pittsburgh’s bike share program, won’t require helmets
- Brentwood Borough School Board approves major cutbacks
- Scoring struggles linger for Penguins 2nd line
- LaBar: WWE bans finishing move of top star
- Kiski Area grad Paunovich shows net gains at Thiel
- Mon-Yough Tuesday takes
- Cal Area lowers boom on Jeff-Morgan
- Small relief on airfare prices ahead