OHA Director Patrick Allen Returns Home From Hospital After “Serious Fall”

SHERWOOD, Ore. (AP) – The Oregon Health Authority director and a leader of the state’s COVID-19 response who was hospitalized after a serious fall Sunday is now recovering at home.

The health authority said Tuesday that 59-year-old Patrick Allen was taken to a hospital early Sunday and that he was being evaluated for subsequent heart issues.

A news release Wednesday said he was recovering at home in Sherwood.

Allen says he’s looking forward to returning to work at a date to be determined.

OHA Deputy Director Kris Kautz is  overseeing agency operations during Allen’s absence.

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