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April 10, 2014

HANYS President Dennis Whalen's Statement on the Resignation of Commissioner of Health Shah

HANYS has enjoyed working with Dr. Shah during his tenure as Commissioner of the Department of Health. He has been a strong leader and an enthusiastic partner in improving the health of New Yorkers and transforming the delivery of health care in New York State.

His leadership and dedication will leave a legacy in New York State that is already apparent and will only grow as health care reform continues.

As Dr. Shah transitions from the Department of Health to the next step of his career in the coming weeks, we offer him our best wishes.

We look forward to working with interim acting Commissioner Dr. Zucker. The level and breadth of his experience is remarkable and his commitment to improving health is impressive.

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Melissa Mansfield
Manager, Public and Media Relations
(518) 431-7770

The Healthcare Association of New York State (HANYS) is the only statewide hospital and continuing care association in New York State, representing 500 non-profit and public hospitals, nursing homes, home care agencies, and other health care organizations.