ACC President John G. Harold, MD Comments on Appointment of Marilyn Tavenner as Administrator of CMS

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American College of Cardiology President John G. Harold made the following statement congratulating Marilyn Tavenner on her appointment as Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS):


“Marilyn Tavenner’s commitment to patient care will serve her well as she leads CMS through the many changes coming with implementation of the new health care law,” Harold said. “As acting administrator, Ms. Tavenner has already proven herself to be an effective and thoughtful leader capable of overseeing the quality improvement of our nation’s health care system.” 

“We are glad that CMS has a strong leader at its helm, and Ms. Tavenner is the right person for the job.” 

The mission of the American College of Cardiology is to transform cardiovascular care and improve heart health. The College is a 43,000-member medical society comprised of physicians, surgeons, nurses, physician assistants, pharmacists and practice managers. The College is a leader in the formulation of health policy, standards and guidelines. The ACC provides professional education, operates national registries to measure and improve quality of care, disseminates cardiovascular research, and bestows credentials upon cardiovascular specialists who meet stringent qualifications. For more information, visit


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