And the squirrel news just keeps on coming
When Outliers alerted you recently to the latest squirrel dangers (and fundraising opportunities) (Nov. 28, p. 36), we had no idea it was only the beginning of squirrel-centric hospital news.
The latest comes from New Jersey, where a flying squirrel caused some havoc. In fact, firefighters were needed stat after a flying squirrel went nuts in a hospital’s emergency room. private sector management experience.
Now that Berwick is leaving, even close allies of the Obama administration are not exactly running away from such characterizations.
“Clearly, Dr. Berwick is more of a visionary and one of the national and international leaders on quality healthcare,” Ron Pollack, founding executive director of the liberal Families USA, said when asked about his regulatory management skills. “Marilyn Tavenner is a strong manager and administrator, and I think all of those attributes are very helpful for an agency like CMS. So there is an obvious trade in the unique attributes that each of them brings.”
Those skills could remove any lingering doubts about Tavenner among the provider community, which has generally gushed about her.
It remains unclear, however, whether Tavenner’s ability to move timely regulations for a Democratic-enacted law will garner her any support among Senate Republicans, who hate the ACA.