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Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013

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Former CMS administrator among seven Dr. Nathan Davis Award winners

Former CMS administrator among seven Dr. Nathan Davis Award winners

A former administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is one of seven recipients of the AMA's top government service honor in health care.

Donald Berwick, MD (pictured at left), a former CMS administrator appointed by President Obama, received one of the Dr. Nathan Davis Awards for Outstanding Government Service, presented Tuesday during the AMA National Advocacy Conference in Washington, D.C. The award is named after the AMA's founder and is given to elected and career officials in federal, state and municipal service whose outstanding work has promoted the art and science of medicine and the betterment of public health.

Other award winners are:

"The AMA is privileged to honor a truly remarkable group of individuals who have shown both leadership and courage in tackling critical issues in the continually evolving health care system," AMA Board Chair Steven J. Stack, MD, said in a news release. "They have devoted their careers to being true leaders in reshaping American health care and demonstrating what can be accomplished when we work together to address the most pressing health care issues."

This year marks the 24th anniversary of the Dr. Nathan Davis Awards.