New CMS chief is a patient-oriented former ICU nurse

11/29/2011 | Washington Post, The

Marilyn Tavenner, tapped by the Obama administration to replace Dr. Donald Berwick as head of the CMS, is a former intensive care unit nurse who rose through hospital management ranks to become a CEO. She brings a different approach than Berwick to the CMS job, and former colleagues say she is a quick thinker, patient-oriented and a pragmatist.

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