Utah: Health Department Executive Director Is Stepping Down

David Patton, Executive Director of the Utah Department of Health (DOH) for the past four years, announced his resignation, effective July 31, to pursue work in the private sector. Following the announcement, Governor Gary Herbert (R) praised Dr. Patton's leadership and dedication in guiding the DOH through significant challenges, including healthcare reform efforts to extend coverage to vulnerable Utahns. The Herbert Administration is launching a nationwide search for his replacement.