• By Todd Luck
  • Posted Friday, March 22, 2019

Commissioner McDaniel Appointed to State Health Coordinating Council

Forsyth County Commissioner Tonya McDaniel has been appointed by Gov. Roy Cooper to the North Carolina State Health Coordinating Council.

The Council directs the development of the State Medical Facilities Plan, an annual document that contains policies and methodologies used in determining the need for new health care facilities and services in North Carolina. The Council is charged with developing a plan that encourages quality health care services, promotes cost-effective approaches and expands health care services to the medically underserved.

The Council is supported by staff from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Health Service Regulation, Healthcare Planning and Certificate of Need Section. McDaniel serves on the Council’s Long-Term Care Committee.

McDaniel said the governor’s appointment was an honor that fits in perfectly with her experience working in the healthcare field.

“I’m excited to be a part of it,” she said.“My talents, skills and abilities are in alignment with this position.”

McDaniel became a county commissioner for District A in December, after winning in last year’s primary. She works as a Human Resources director at United Health Centers, which operates Federally Qualified Health Centers governed by patients with a mission of providing quality, affordable, holistic healthcare. She is also second vice chair of the local NAACP chapter.

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