- Associated Press - Friday, October 2, 2015

ATLANTA (AP) - Fulton County has named a temporary replacement to lead its troubled health department.

The county said in a news release Thursday that Dr. David Sarnow, hired just last month to be deputy health, now will be interim health director. He replaces Dr. Patrice Harris, whose last day was Wednesday. Harris, who had planned to retire at the end of the year, announced her departure this week.

Fulton County Manager Dick Anderson says Sarnow has shown leadership during a 20-year career in public health.

Sarnow will lead a department criticized in recent months for having to return nearly $9 million in federal HIV funding because it failed to meet spending deadlines. The county later received about $3.4 million of the money back.

The county is conducting a full audit of the department.

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