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Monday, June 22, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano
On Friday, Travis County Medical Director Dr. Paul Hinchey announced his resignation. A memo from City Manager Marc Ott announced the resignation as well as Hinchey’s future plans: joining the private sector as president of East Coast operations for Evolution Health. Ott said he will be appointing Dr. Jose Cabanas as acting medical director and “confer with my executive team in the coming week to develop our strategy for filling the position permanently.” The process of filling the position promises to be interesting. Hinchey’s tenure was marked by battles with the Austin-Travis County Emergency Medical Services Employees Association, and the group will certainly play a role in the hiring process moving forward.
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