Florida Agency for Health Care Administration Sec. Mary Mayhew has been named as the new CEO of the Florida Hospital Association (FHA).
Gov. Ron DeSantis and his office announced a formal search has begun for Mayhew’s replacement, which will conclude by her last day on Friday, October 2.
“From spearheading my administration’s efforts to allow for the importation of safe and affordable prescription drugs from Canada, to navigating our top priority during the COVID-19 pandemic to protect the most vulnerable, Secretary Mayhew has served Floridians well and we wish her all the best on her new endeavor,” said DeSantis at the end of last week. “The FHA has made an excellent choice.”
“It has been an honor to work for Governor DeSantis and to serve the people of Florida,” said Mayhew. “I am incredibly grateful to have had the opportunity to lead the Agency for Health Care Administration in support of Governor’s DeSantis’ vision. Through his leadership, we have increased transparency of healthcare quality and pricing, advanced access to affordable prescription drugs from Canada, strengthened mental health services, and driven accountability across the healthcare system.
“I am humbled to have supported the governor as he led our state in the face of an unprecedented pandemic and public health crisis with his unwavering commitment to protecting our most vulnerable,” Mayhew added.