Rural health specialist picked to run HRSA

President Obama on Friday appointed Mary Wakefield, R.N., Ph.D., administrator of the Health Resources and Services Administration. Wakefield will control the $2.5 billion given to HRSA as part of the economic stimulus legislation to help the uninsured and underinsured.

Wakefield currently is director of the Center for Rural Health at the University of North Dakota.

In case you were interested, here is the final text of the stimulus bill, formally known as the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (PDF, 13.4 MB).