Press Release

Statement on Appointment of Leslie Norwalk as CMS Acting Administrator

Rick Pollack
Executive Vice President


Leslie Norwalk brings a pragmatic and thoughtful approach to the job.  Her experience and leadership through our country's health care challenges have more than demonstrated her talent and ability. She understands the dynamics of the hospital field as well as the key role the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) plays in millions of patients' lives everyday.  We look forward to continuing our working relationship with her in this new role.


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