John Bardis, the former CEO of Alpharetta-based MedAssets, will resign from his HHS post, according to Politico.
Photo: Cooler Athletics, file
Photo: Cooler Athletics, file

North Fulton businessman to resign from HHS post

About a year after he was named to the post, John Bardis is resigning from his job with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

The founder and former CEO of Alpharetta-based MedAssets, Bardis, 62, was the assistant secretary for administration. He was brought in by Tom Price, who resigned as HHS secretary in September.

Politico reports that Bardis’ resignation is effective on April 6. The website also reports that it was Bardis who signed off on Price’s charter jet flights, and that Bardis has been the subject of a probe about whether those flights complied with federal regulations.

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Price, a former orthopedic surgeon based in Roswell, resigned from his cabinet position after tallying at least $1 million in travel on private and military jets.

In a statement, Bardis said he was “deeply grateful” to President Donald Trump, Price and others for “the opportunity to work on the American people’s behalf at HHS.”

When Bardis retired from MedAssets in 2015, the company was worth $720.2 million. Bardis is also the owner of “The Cooler,” Alpharetta’s Family Skate Center.

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