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Gunta to interchange retiring Alsono as Palm Seashore County well being director – WPTV Information Channel 5 West Palm

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — The Palm Seashore County Fee on Tuesday voted unanimously 7-0 to concur with Surgeon Basic Joseph Ladapo to nominate Dr. Jyothi Gunta because the director of the Florida Division of Well being in Palm Seashore County, changing retiring Dr. Alina Alonso.

Alonso, 66, has been in control of the division since 2009 and at company since 1989. She depart on Feb. 28 with Gunta, 42, taking on on March 1.

Gunta, of Wellington, works at Concentra Pressing Care in Delray Seashore as medical director. She earlier was employed within the emergency division at West Palm Seashore Veterans Affairs.

In 2018, she was appointed chief resident on the Florida Division of Well being in Palm Seashore County beneath Alonso.

“She’s going to make a fantastic new director,” Alonso informed the board.

Alonso had famous Gunta questioned about “filling her footwear.”

However Alonso mentioned: “My comfy footwear are going with me.”

The director, in keeping with to the agency’s website, “oversees the operations of one of many largest county well being departments within the state. Its 720 plus staff present a full vary of main and preventive companies to seven well being facilities positioned all through Palm Seashore County. “

“She’s going to make a fantastic new director,” Alonso told the board.

“Nice privilege and honor to appointed to this place,” Gunts mentioned. “There was a fantastic mentor in Dr. Alonso.”

She has a Masters’ Diploma at Nova Southeastern College in Fort Lauderdale, was a resident doctor at Tripler Military Medical Middle in Honolulu and went to J. I. Mechnikov State Medical Academy, a public medical college in St. Petersburg.

“Dr. Gunta has a wonderful and numerous background in all facets of public well being and has demonstrated her means as a talented chief,” Ladapo wrote in a letter to Mayor Robert Weinruth. “I consider Dr. Gunta will likely be an asset to the Florida Division of Well being and Palm Seashore County as their new well being division director.

Additionally Tuesday, Gov. DeSantis appointed three to the separate Well being Care District of Palm Seashore County, an unbiased taxing district.

They’re Tracy Caruso, of Delray Seashore, the president of Delray Seashore Govt Suites; Patrick Rooney, of West Palm Seashore, the President of the Palm Seashore Kennel Membership and Carlos Vidueira, of West Palm Seashore, the vp of Huizenga Holdings, Inc.

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