Statement from New York State Health Commissioner Dr. James McDonald on his Confirmation

ALBANY, N.Y. (June 10, 2023) – “It is the honor of a lifetime to be confirmed as the 18th New York State Health Commissioner. I want to thank Governor Hochul and the State Senate for the trust they have placed in me in this important role. There are few things more important to people than their own health. My goal as the health commissioner is to do all I can to empower New Yorkers to live healthier lives, eliminate health disparities, increase access to affordable health care, and create healthier communities across the state. I am grateful to work with the talented, dedicated team at the Department of Health as we strive to improve public health for all New Yorkers.”