“We’re not just talking about the health of healthcare. We’re talking about the health of a nation.” DR. DON BERWICK HEAD OF MEDICARE AND MEDICAID, 2010 – 2011

Dr. Berwick was President of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement and practiced as a pediatrician before being appointed head of Medicare/Medicaid. As a professor at Harvard’s Schools of Medicine and Public Health, Berwick has published over 129 articles in professional journals and is co-author of several books on improving healthcare quality while lowering costs. Upon leaving his post as head of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the New York Times wrote that Dr. Berwick “was the most qualified person in the country to run Medicare at this critical juncture, and the fact that he is no longer in the job is the country’s loss.”

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