Obama nominates former nurse to head CMS
- 2Nov 25, '11 by Anxious PatientNovember 23, 2011 — Donald Berwick, MD, a long-time advocate of patient safety, is resigning as administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), effective December 2, after a short tumultuous term as President Barack Obama's point person for healthcare reform.
Dr. Berwick will have served only 17 months in the post. He was denied Senate confirmation by Republicans, who branded the pediatrician an advocate of healthcare rationing. Dr. Berwick denied that charge, countering that the best way to cut costs is to improve the quality of care.
President Obama has nominated Marilyn Tavenner, RN, MHA, Dr. Berwick's principal deputy, to replace him. Ms. Tavenner, a former nurse and hospital executive, was secretary of the Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources under former Virginia Governor Tim Kaine.
- 0Quote from Anxious PatientI was merely insinuating, in light of our wonderful economy, that most businesses including and up to our fabulous government trying to get the most of their money. Doctors are clearly paid more than nurses... (and Seeming how she is a female that will probably have an impact as well I am sure-my two cents), and since Obama appointed her, well, he was the one I was refering to....Geez Louise!I don't understand. Why are you critical of Obama in this situation?
- 5Nov 27, '11 by Anxious PatientQuote from madpeysThe payscale for department heads are set by congress. And they are part of the public record for all to see. Obama can't change or alter what people are paid to "save" money.I was merely insinuating, in light of our wonderful economy, that most businesses including and up to our fabulous government trying to get the most of their money.
Doctors are clearly paid more than nurses...
and Seeming how she is a female that will probably have an impact as well I am sure
and since Obama appointed her, well...
- 0I don't know what country you live in but our gov't's transparency is nothing to brag about....
you would be suprised at what you think should make headlines and doesn't.
"Oh, OK, I get it. What this all boils down to is that you're not going to give Obama credit for anything, even when he does something right"
looks like you got me all figured out. moving on....