Health Director Leaving State Post

Feb 5, 2014

Ohio's health director is stepping down later this month to return to private medical practice. Theodore Wymyslo has led the Department of Health since 2011. 

He previously worked as a family physician in Montgomery County.  Wymsylo has advocated for so-called patient-centered medical homes, a model of primary care focused on keeping patients healthy. He also had a prominent role recently in an abortion clinic's recommended closure.  Wymsylo revoked the license of a suburban Cincinnati clinic and ordered it closed, questioning whether it followed rules to provide patient backup care.   A judge last week allowed the clinic to remain open amid an appeal.