Cover Oregon hires new leader

Cover Oregon hires new leader

Aaron Patnode, a manager at Kaiser Permanente Northwest, is the new executive director of the state's online health insurance exchange.

Cover Oregon’s board unanimously approved Patnode on Thursday, after reassurances that he is up for the challenge of turning around the troubled website and improving morale.

“He’s sort of a turn-around artist; that’s what he likes to do,” said Dr. George Brown, a board member and chair of the executive director search committee.

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