AMA Welcomes Nomination of Donald Berwick, M.D., as CMS Administrator

For immediate release
April 19, 2010

Statement attributable to:
Nancy H. Nielsen, M.D.
Immediate-Past President, American Medical Association

"We welcome President Obama's nomination of Dr. Donald Berwick to be Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). He is widely known and well-respected for his visionary leadership efforts that focus on optimizing the quality and safety of patient care in hospitals and across health-care settings. The AMA has partnered with Dr. Berwick's Institute for Healthcare Improvement in many of those efforts. Upon confirmation, we look forward to working with Dr. Berwick at CMS on implementation of the new health reform law and on ensuring that physicians can continue to care for seniors who rely on Medicare."


Brenda L. Craine
Director, AMA Media Relations