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County Health & Human Services Director Joining UCSD

Nick Macchione, the longtime director of San Diego County’s Health & Human Services Agency, is leaving his position with the County to become chief health officer of community health for UC San Diego Health.

The move was announced on Wednesday, the day after Macchione made his final public appearance in his current role as the keynote speaker at San Diego Business Journal’s annual Salute to Healthcare Heroes, which was held at the California Center for the Performing Arts in Escondido.

“This will be a new chapter for me,” Macchione told the Business Journal. “It’s a tremendous opportunity for me and I am really excited.”

Macchione has worked for San Diego County for 26 years and headed HHSA since 2008.

He will begin his the new role at UCSD on June 28.

“As a member of my executive team, Nick will oversee external relationships and lead the implementation of strategic partnerships to help address clinical growth and capacity constraints within our health system,” said Patty Maysent, CEO of UCSD Health. “Nick will build relationships that support the growing geographic reach of UC San Diego Health to ensure the broader community has access to our world-class teams and leading-edge therapies.

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