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State health director Robert Gordon resigns

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Posted at 3:00 PM, Jan 22, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-22 15:14:45-05

LANSING, Mich. — Director Robert Gordon has resigned from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.

Gordon made the announcement on Twitter Friday afternoon.

"It's been an honor to serve alongside wonderful colleagues," Gordon writes.

Shortly after, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer named Senior Chief Deputy Director for Administration Elizabeth Hertel as Gordon's replacement.

“Elizabeth Hertel has dedicated her career to protecting Michiganders’ public health, and she is uniquely prepared to lead MDHHS as we continue working together to end the COVID-19 pandemic,” says Governor Whitmer. “She has served across multiple administrations from both parties, and knows how to bring people together to get things done.”

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