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NEW: UMass Memorial Doctor Fills in as Worcester’s Health Commissioner

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

 

Dr. Michael P. Hirsh

Dr. Michael Hirsh, surgeon-in-chief at UMass Memorial’s Children’s Medical Center, will serve as Worcester’s acting Commissioner of Public Health.

City Manager Michael O’Brien notified councilors in a memo on Wednesday that Hirsh had agreed to come on board until a permanent commissioner is hired. He started Wednesday and will work 15 hours a week for now. O’Brien said Hirsh will be available “for all emergency matters related to public health.”

“I am pleased that he has accepted this key role as we work with city council and the community on the further implementation of the Task Force on Public Health’s recommendations,” O’Brien said in the memo.

Hirsh is the chief of the Division of Pediatric Surgery at the Children’s Medical Center, president of the Worcester District Medical Society and director of the Injury Free Coalition for Kids Worcester Program. O’Brien said Hirsh is renowned for his work in the community to keep children safe and healthy.

“Since introducing the Injury Free Coalition for Kids and the Mobile Safety Street Project here in the city,” O’Brien said, “he has been at the forefront in advocating safety for children and initiating programs that make our community a substantially safer place for them.”

Hirsh’s commitment and advocacy for the health of our community cannot be overstated, O’Brien said, telling councilors, “I am sure you will agree with me that we are indeed fortunate to have retained the services of Dr. Michael Hirsh as Acting Commissioner of Public Health.”



 

 

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