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Bill Streur Named Health and Social Services Commissioner


February 1, 2011, Juneau, Alaska - Governor Sean Parnell today named William J. "Bill" Streur commissioner of the Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS). Streur has served as acting commissioner since November.

"Bill is an experienced administrator who is committed to accountability and improving the effectiveness of our state health and social services agencies for Alaskans," Governor Parnell said.

Streur also served as deputy commissioner for Medicaid and health care policy for DHSS, where he was responsible for all aspects of Medicaid, the state Children's Health Insurance Program and the Chronic and Acute Medical Assistance Program, as well as oversight of the department's health planning, systems development and provider rate review functions.

Streur has more than 30 years of experience in health care administration. He previously served as senior director for First Health Services, where he oversaw the fulfillment of the State of Alaska Medicaid Management Information Systems contract.

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