| News

Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Governor taps new secretary of health

Email Newsletters

Sign up for one of our email newsletters.

Daily Photo Galleries

Friday, April 5, 2013, 12:00 p.m.

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.

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.



Show commenting policy

Most-Read Stories

  1. Founder of Z&M Cycle Sales in Hempfield killed in Florida motorcycle crash
  2. Wilkinsburg mom pleads guilty to child endangerment, will testify against boyfriend
  3. Baseball America names Pirates as organization of the year
  4. Steelers notebook: Seahawks’ Sherman gets better of WR Brown
  5. Kane to announce plans for next chapter in porn email saga
  6. LCB offers free holiday shipping to state stores
  7. Steelers stalled by Seahawks, on outside of AFC wild-card picture
  8. Sports Deli is latest tenant to say goodbye to Parkway Center Mall
  9. Rossi: It’s past time for NFL to protect players
  10. Steelers players say they support Tomlin’s attempts at deception
  11. New Florence man charged with killing police officer