Obama nominates Catholic Health Association board member as surgeon general
July 14, 2009
President Barack Obama has nominated Dr. Regina Benjamin, a member of the board of trustees of the Catholic Health Association, as United States surgeon general. The founder and CEO of a rural Alabama health clinic, Dr. Benjamin was awarded the papal Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice Cross in 2006. She also serves on the board of the American Medical Association and is a recipient of the MacArthur Genius Award.
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- President Obama Announces Nominee for Surgeon General (White House)
- Ala. doctor could bring attention to moribund post (AP)
- Catholic Health Association statement supporting Dr. Regina Benjamin's nomination (Mobile Press-Register)
- Nation called 'fortunate' to have Alabama physician as Obama nominee (CNS)
- Obama nominates rural Catholic doctor as Surgeon General (CNA)
- Surgeon General Pick Is Excellent (Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights)
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