Gov. Rick Perry has appointed Dr. Ben Raimer of Galveston as chairman of the Health and Human Services Council for a term to expire Feb. 1, 2015. The council helps develop policies and rules for the Texas Health and Human Services Commission, and makes recommendations regarding the management and operation of the commission. Raimer is a board certified pediatrician, and senior vice president and professor at UTMB. The news appears widely throughout the state and locally in the Galveston County Daily News and Guidry News.