NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Gov. Kathy Hochul named her new health commissioner Wednesday.
She announced Dr. Mary T. Bassett has been appointed to replace Dr. Howard Zucker.READ MORE: NYPD Officer Wilbert Mora Dies After Being Shot In Line Of Duty In Harlem: 'True Heroes Never Die'
Bassett served as the commissioner of New York City’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene from 2014 to 2018.
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As we move to end the pandemic, we have a unique opportunity to create a state that is more equitable for all New Yorkers. I thank @GovKathyHochul for the opportunity and look forward to working with the team at @HealthNYGov. https://t.co/z4caeVaoEp
— Dr. Mary T. Bassett (@DrMaryTBassett) September 29, 2021
“As we move to end the pandemic, we have a unique opportunity to create a state that is more equitable for all New Yorkers,” Bassett wrote on Twitter.MORE NEWS: Sources: Man Shot In ER Waiting Area At Jacobi Medical Center
Zucker served under former Gov. Andrew Cuomo throughout the pandemic, but submitted his resignation last week amid fallout over the nursing home scandal.