Florida Gov. Jeb Bush named his deputy chief of staff, Alan Levine, as secretary of the state's Agency for Health Care Administration, which oversees the state's hospitals and Medicaid program. Levine, 36, has been Bush's deputy since February 2003 and before that worked in management in both the for-profit and not-for-profit hospital industry throughout Florida. He replaces Rhonda Medows, the first physician to head the agency, who stepped down effective Feb. 10 to spend more time with her family and return to private medical practice. Levine must be confirmed by the Florida Senate when it returns for the 2005 legislative session. As one of Bush's deputies, Levine monitored and coordinated all of the state's health and human services agencies. He received his bachelor's and master's degrees in health science and business administration from the University of Florida. -- by Cinda Becker
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