Chief executives from Cleveland Clinic, Mayo Clinic, Johns Hopkins and Partners HealthCare met with the president-elect to talk about the VA and other healthcare priorities.
The CEOs of four prestigious healthcare systems gathered in Florida on Dec. 28 to meet with President-elect Donald J. Trump at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach – reportedly to discuss care delivery reforms and ways to overhaul the Department of Veterans Affairs.
At the meeting were Toby Cosgrove, MD, of the Cleveland Clinic, John Noseworthy, MD, of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.; Paul Rothman, MD, of Johns Hopkins Medicine in Baltimore, and David Torchiana, MD, of Partners HealthCare in Boston.
This was not Cosgrove’s first trip to Mar-a-Lago. The Washington Post reported that Cosgrove met with Trump on Dec. 20 to be interviewed to head the VA. It’s a post for which Cosgrove was considered back in 2014, when President Barack Obama interviewed him for the job. Cosgrove said no then.