Cover Oregon’s Aaron Patnode is 4th director in 6 months

How About Hiring A Native Oregonian and a Republican just as a Good Will Measure! DURHAM — The Cover Oregon board unanimously voted to hire a Kaiser Permanente official to become the state health exchange’s permanent executive director Thursday.
Pending contract negotiations, Aaron Patnode, who is responsible for Kaiser Permanente’s implementation of the Affordable Care Act in Oregon and Washington, will take over an organization under immense scrutiny, turbulence and uncertainty. Patnode has worked for Kaiser Permanente since 2009, in various roles. He also has experience in public relations and hospital administration. He has a bachelor’s degree in communications from Boston College and a Master of Business Administration and Master of Healthcare Administration from the University of Minnesota.…80187


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