The director of the Christian County Health Department in Hopkinsville will be the new deputy commissioner of the state Department for Public Health.
Mark Pyle will serve as the state’s chief liaison with Kentucky’s 63 district, county and independent health departments. The job was briefly held by Randy Gooch, who returned to his old job as health director in Jessamine County, saying it suited him better.
Pyle has headed the Christian County department for nine years, and led it to national accreditation. “Although national accreditation
was a crowning
achievement, it was not the most
important,” he told the Kentucky New Era. “The most important
achievements were the development
of community partnerships,
based/population based health
programs and forming a culture
of above-the-line performance.”