MASSDEVICE ON CALL — Former Medicare & Medicaid Services chief Donald Berwick told reporters this week that his pursuit of a political seat in Massachusetts stems from lessons he learned while he was running the healthcare agency.
It was during his leadership at CMS that Berwick learned to appreciate "the potential of good government" and the importance of community.
"I learned that you can’t do it alone," Berwick said during an interview with TheHeart.org. "I see the rule of progressive government and good partnership. It can do things nobody else can."
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Boston’s growing demand for fecal transplants
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