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New Health Care Leaders Named

News outlets report on new leadership appointments at key health care groups.

The Washington Post: "The Washington-based National Association of Public Hospitals plans to announce Monday (July 19) the appointment of a George Washington University health policy professor as its chief executive. The association said it will name Bruce Siegel to the position, making him the first African American to head a hospital group." Siegel's new duties including dealing "extensively with the health-care overhaul law" (7/19).

The Boston Globe interviews Maureen Bisognano, who is replacing Donald Berwick as the president and CEO of the Institute of Healthcare Improvement. Bisognano, who has been the No. 2 at the organization since 1995, says the organization's role will continue to be "to provoke… The next horizon is going to be giving care with patients not to patients" (Weintraub, 7/19).

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