FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 18, 2008
Contact: HHS Press Office
Statement by Mike Leavitt, Secretary of Health and Human Services, On Senate Confirmation of Joxel Garcia, M.D., MBA
Dr. Joxel Garcia was recently confirmed as Assistant Secretary for Health and Medical Director for the U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS). I am pleased he will be joining our team and providing important leadership on public health matters.
Throughout his career, Dr. Garcia has distinguished himself as a public servant through his devotion to patients, community and country. His previous public health experience includes service as Deputy Director of the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization and Public Health Commissioner for the State of Connecticut. His expertise will be invaluable as this Department pursues an aggressive public health agenda.I look forward to working closely with him, the Office of Public Health and Science and the USPHS as we strive for a healthier nation, improve health care for all Americans and protect our nation against public health threats.
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Last revised: May 7, 2011