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Dr. Harold Paz, CEO of Penn State Mil­ton S. Her­shey (Pa.) Med­i­cal Cen­ter, will step down and be­come chief med­i­cal of­fi­cer of health in­surer Aetna, ef­fec­tive July 28. He will re­place Dr. Lonny Reisman, who left Aetna in April.

Paz, 59, has led the $1.6 bil­lion aca­demic med­i­cal cen­ter and served as dean of the Penn State Col­lege of Medicine since April 2006. He also helped Penn State Her­shey fi­nal­ize a merger in late June with Pin­na­cle­Health, Har­ris­burg, Pa. Paz was slated to serve as CEO of the new health sys­tem. Dr. A. Craig Hille­meier, a pe­di­atric gas­troen­terol­o­gist and di­rec­tor of Penn State Her­shey Med­i­cal Group, has been named the med­i­cal cen­ter’s in­terim CEO.

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