OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – Dr. Lance Frye resigned from his place as Oklahoma’s Commissioner of Well being, in line with the Oklahoma State Division of Well being.
The resignation was introduced Friday afternoon in an OSDH information launch. Keith Reed has been named Interim Commissioner of Well being.
Frye began with OSDH in Might 2020, on the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“It has been an honor to serve Oklahoma and advance public well being for all Oklahomans,” Frye mentioned. “I like the dedication, resilience and tenacity of the OSDH crew. They’ve labored tirelessly during the last two years to make sure Oklahomans had entry to not solely COVID-19 testing, vaccinations and significant data, however to different life-saving providers.”
The information launch additionally included a press release from Gov. Kevin Stitt.
“Dr. Frye supplied regular management throughout Oklahoma’s COVID response from his position in surge planning on the Governor’s Resolution Process Power to guiding our vaccine rollout that was High Ten within the nation as Commissioner of Well being,” Stitt mentioned. “With circumstances and hospitalizations down 60% in latest weeks, Dr. Frye has positioned the Oklahoma State Division of Well being nicely to proceed managing COVID successfully and I’m grateful for his service to our state throughout an unprecedented time.”
Kevin Corbett, Secretary of Well being and Psychological Well being, praised Frye’s management in the course of the pandemic.
“I’m grateful to Dr. Frye for stepping up throughout a really troublesome time, to maintain Oklahomans secure and develop a path for a future state of well being in Oklahoma. It’s an honor to be in public service, and the state owes him a debt of gratitude for giving his time. I might additionally wish to thank present Deputy Commissioner Keith Reed for agreeing to function Interim Commissioner of Well being whereas a search is underway,” Kevin Corbett, Secretary of Well being and Psychological Well being, mentioned.
Reed additionally lauded Frye.
“I’m grateful for the service Dr. Lance Frye supplied throughout such a essential time in our state’s historical past,”Reed mentioned. “In my tenure with OSDH, I’ve at all times admired the resilience of our workers and their dedication to remaining centered on serving Oklahomans. I sit up for proceed working side-by-side with them as we proceed to maneuver ahead.”
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