Press Release             

Contact: Akiko Takano
Deputy Director of Communications

July 7, 2010

Statement by Medicare Rights Center President Joe Baker on
the Appointment of Dr. Donald M. Berwick as
Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

New York, NY—The Medicare Rights Center strongly supports the appointment of Dr. Donald M. Berwick, an innovator in the field of health policy, to serve as the Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Dr. Berwick’s dedication to and expertise in health care quality and patient safety will improve the level of care provided to all people in the United States. His appointment is widely supported by patient groups, physicians and hospitals. As an organization dedicated to helping people with Medicare and their caregivers, we look forward to working with Dr. Berwick to foster a system that delivers high-quality, patient-centered care to Medicare consumers.

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