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Week marked by another high-profile exit
Modern Healthcare

The Obama administration lost another one of its top healthcare officials just as HHS prepares to kick implementation of the 2010 healthcare reform law into high gear. A little more than a week after CMS Administrator Marilyn Tavenner told her staff that Dr. Rick Gilfillan, director of the CMS Innovation Center, will leave this month, an HHS spokeswoman confirmed that U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Regina Benjamin will step down from her post in July. Benjamin, who was appointed by President Barack Obama in July 2009, was not available for an interview.