According to the governor, Mississippi's Medicaid Director, Doctor David Dzielak will be stepping down soon.
In a statement, Dzielak said it was an honor and privilege to serve the people of Mississippi.
It has been an honor and a privilege to serve the people of Mississippi in my capacity as executive director of the Mississippi Division of Medicaid for the past six years, but the time has come for me to step down and explore other opportunities. I have spent my entire career in health care, and I have a passion for improving the health of Mississippians that will endure. I appreciate the care and commitment Gov. Bryant has for bettering the health of our state as well as the support I’ve had from other state leaders. I have no doubt the Division of Medicaid will continue to fulfill its mission of responsibly providing access to quality health coverage for vulnerable Mississippians.
The governor said he appreciates Doctor Dzielak's 30 years of service including six years leading the state's Division of Medicaid.
Governor Phil Bryant stated, "I appreciate Dr. Dzielak’s 30 years of service to Mississippi, including six years leading the Division of Medicaid. I can assure beneficiaries and employees that operations at the agency will continue as normal during the transition to new leadership. "
His office also said operations will continue as normal through the transition to the next director.
We will keep you updated on this developing story.
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