Statement on Nomination of Donald Berwick, M.D., as Administrator...
STATEMENT ON NOMINATION OF DONALD BERWICK, M.D., AS ADMINISTRATOR OF THE CENTERS FOR MEDICARE & MEDICAID SERVICES
President and CEO
American Hospital Association
April 19, 2010
The American Hospital Association applauds President Obama's choice of Donald Berwick, M.D., as administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Don is a true leader in health care quality improvement and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to CMS.
Through his work at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, Don has led a movement to engage hospitals, doctors, nurses and other health care providers in the continuous quest to provide better, safer care. Hospitals willingly answered his call to join the 100,000 Lives Campaign, adopting techniques that improve quality of care. The tools and advice made available through IHI under his leadership have been used by hospitals and health caregivers around the world, and as a result, have touched the lives of thousands of patients.
As the changes made by health care reform are put in place, we look forward to working with Don and the administration to continue finding new ways that hospitals can improve care for the patients and communities they serve.
About the AHA
The AHA is a not-for-profit association of health care provider organizations and individuals that are committed to the health improvement of their communities. The AHA is the national advocate for its members, which include nearly 5,000 hospitals, health care systems, networks, other providers of care and 43,000 individual members. Founded in 1898, the AHA provides education for health care leaders and is a source of information on health care issues and trends. For more information, visit the AHA website at www.aha.org.