Coomes hired for health policy role in Bevin administration

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – A longtime economics professor at the University of Louisville is joining Gov. Matt Bevin’s administration in a key health policy role.

Paul Coomes has been appointed as executive director of the state Office of Health Policy.

The announcement was made Tuesday by Cabinet for Health and Family Services Secretary Vickie Yates Brown Glisson.

She says Coomes will lead the office responsible for health planning and policy research as well as administering the state’s Certificate of Need Program.

Coomes is a past chairman of the economics department at UofL and is past president of the Kentucky Economic Association.

Coomes is descended from William and Jane Coomes, who arrived in 1774 at Fort Harrod in Kentucky.

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