Public health leaders concerned as McKee searches for new RIDOH chief

SOME PUBLIC HEALTH LEADERS say they're concerned with the loss of Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott as the longtime director of the R.I. Department of Health amid a politically charged pandemic, and they're keeping a close eye on the search for a replacement. / COURTESY WPRI
SOME PUBLIC HEALTH LEADERS say they're concerned with the loss of Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott as the longtime director of the R.I. Department of Health amid a politically charged pandemic, and they're keeping a close eye on the search for a replacement. Pictured above with Alexander-Scott are Gov. Daniel J. McKee, center, and DOH Deputy Director Thomas McCarthy, who is also resigning, effective Feb. 1./ COURTESY WPRI AND PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO
PROVIDENCE – In the wake of the resignation of the R.I. Department of Health’s widely respected director, Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott, the office of Gov. Daniel J. McKee said the state plans to name an interim director by Thursday, Jan. 27. At the same time, McKee said recently he is embarking on a search for a…

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