Press Release

AHA Statement: CMS Administrator McClellan’s Resignation

Dick Davidson


September 5, 2006


As a clinician, Dr. McClellan brought to his post the real-world expertise needed to serve in one of the most difficult jobs in government -- overseeing the Medicare and Medicaid programs. 

Extremely articulate and accomplished, Dr. McClellan was also open, accessible and willing to listen to different points of view on key issues. 

One of his key legacies is his work with hospital groups, clinicians, representatives for employers and consumers and other national organizations to build the Hospital Quality Alliance.  Through his dedication, this important public-private partnership to provide consumers with information about hospital quality has flourished.  We hope this important partnership will continue to thrive into the future. 

Dr. McClellan has been a fine public servant.  We wish him well in his new endeavors.




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