New State Health Authority Director

doctor's visitSALEM Ore. — For the third time in the last six months, the Oregon Health Authority has a new director.

Governor John Kitzhaber has asked Suzanne Hoffman to lead Cover Oregon’s transition to a national health care exchange. She will be responsible for coordinating efforts among various state and federal agencies to ensure the state is ready for the November enrollment period.

Oregon has decided to partner with the federal government on health-insurance enrollment after abandoning plans to independently fix the Oregon website.