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DHHS Secretary Wos Announces Dr. Robin Cummings Assumes Duties as Medicaid Director

 

For Immediate Release
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Contact: news@dhhs.nc.gov
              919-855-4840

Raleigh, N.C. - DHHS Secretary Aldona Wos today announced Robin Gary Cummings, M.D., DHHS Deputy Secretary for Health Services, will assume the duties of Medicaid director. He will continue to serve as acting state health director.

"My vision for a sustainable Medicaid program is one that puts patients first, effectively utilizes North Carolina's outstanding health care delivery system, and achieves budget predictability," said Secretary Wos. "We have been on a path to achieving this vision and Dr. Cummings has the right combination of strong leadership and extensive involvement in our health care system to make it a reality."

Dr. Cummings joined DHHS in 2013 to lead the Office of Rural Health and Community Care. He previously was the medical director and executive director for Community Care of the Sandhills. Dr. Cummings is a board-certified general and cardiothoracic surgeon.

As a native of North Carolina and a member of the Lumbee tribe, Dr. Cummings is personally vested in making the state one of the best places to live and work. He has served on several boards, including chair of the Board of Trustees for UNC Pembroke, chair of the N.C. Commission of Indian Affairs Health Committee, and is the founding chair of the N.C. American Indian Health Board. He is a graduate of UNC Chapel Hill and the Duke University School of Medicine.

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