Maccabi gets new director-general

Dr. Ehud Kokiya, a gynecologist by training, has worked for Maccabi for the last 12 years.

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May 13, 2007 22:21
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Maccabi gets new director-general

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Dr. Ehud Kokiya, a gynecologist by training, has been named the next director-general of Maccabi Health Services - the country's second-largest health fund, with 1.7 million members. Kokiya, who studied medicine at Tel Aviv University and worked as a gynecologist at Sheba Medical Center, replaces Prof. Yehoshua Shemer, who retired to become unpaid president of the health fund and to teach and conduct research. Kokiya lived in the US for two years, where he conducted fertility research at the University of Maryland and graduated from the US Navy's aeronautical medicine course. He has worked for Maccabi for the last 12 years in a variety of positions, including head of the Negev district, director of the medical branch and, most recently, as head of the health division - the highest position under the director-general. During his military service, he served as commander of the aeronautical medicine center of the Israel Air Force. His nomination must now be formally approved by Health Minister Ya'acov Ben-Yizri. Maccabi management thanked Shemer, a former Health Ministry director-general, for six years of successful work, during which he turned the health fund into a well-oiled, budget-balanced health insurance organization providing high-class service to its members. Shemer wished Kokiya luck in the job and promised to advise him in any way he might need.

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