Kitty Rhoades, Wisconsin Department of Health Services Secretary, will be on medical leave for at least a month while she recovers from hip replacement surgery.
Rhoades took over the department in February. The former state Representative was appointed to the post by Gov. Scott Walker following the sudden departure of Dennis Smith who left the state for a job with a Washington D.C. law firm. Rhoades says she will be involved in decision-making as her recovery continues. She hopes to return by the end of July. Deputy Secretary Kevin Moore will handle day to day affairs on an interim basis.