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Thu Jul 23, 2015, 04:20 PM

95. Christie Health Commissioner Suddenly Decides She's Sick Of Her Job

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http://www.njspotlight.com/stories/15/07/21/o-dowd-looks-back-at-highlights-of-years-as-nj-health-commissioner/

When Mary E. O’Dowd looks back on the past seven years with the state Department of Health – the last four years as health commissioner – she focuses on the details of policy implementation, including improving the state’s health-information technology and implementing a new federally funded program to improve healthcare delivery.

And it’s that same focus on the details that earned O’Dowd praise from observers who’ve given her high marks since she took over as commissioner at age 33 in 2011. She’s leaving her position on July 31 and is joining the board of Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey.


Another month, another Friend Of Christie's leaves with less than a month's notice. And speaking of paying attention to details:

http://www.njspotlight.com/stories/14/11/17/high-profile-couple-will-have-to-tiptoe-through-ethical-minefield/

Christie Chief of Staff Kevin O’Dowd’s move to become senior executive vice president and chief administrative officer for Cooper University Health Care has prompted state Health Commissioner Mary E. O’Dowd, his wife, to order that she be screened from hearing about issues involving Cooper...O’Dowd had been nominated by Christie to be the next attorney general, but his nomination became bogged down over questions surrounding the governor’s office’s handling of the controversial closure of a George Washington Bridge ramp in Fort Lee.

Prior to taking the Cooper position, Kevin O’Dowd had been nominated by Christie to be the next attorney general, but his nomination became bogged down over questions surrounding the governor’s office’s handling of the controversial closure of a George Washington Bridge ramp in Fort Lee.


But not everyone is enamoured of Mrs. O'Dowd's detailing skills:

http://www.njspotlight.com/stories/15/07/13/union-at-meadowlands-hospital-alleges-lax-enforcement-of-state-regulations/

Persistent violations of state regulations by Meadowlands Hospital Medical Center has led a hospital labor union official to accuse the state Department of Health of failing to hold Meadowlands, a for-profit hospital, accountable. That was flatly denied by Department of Health Commissioner Mary E. O’Dowd, who says the state’s oversight of the hospital has been intense and that a series of fines against the hospital have set a precedent for future enforcement actions...

Health Professionals and Allied Employees (HPAE) union officials have demanded stricter action against the hospital for several years, following Meadowlands’ conversion from nonprofit to for-profit status...HPAE Chief of Staff Jeanne Otersen yesterday renewed the union’s call for a state-appointed manager. Otersen added: “I think we’ve seen under the Christie administration, less enforcement, less oversight, and a hands-off regulatory approach — and we would disagree with that (approach) in general.”

For Cooper, at least, surely an independent supervisor would have been the next best thing to fobbing the job onto her assistant commissioner (and direct suboridinate). Is the strain of having jurisdiction over every hospital system in New Jersey except the one her husband works for having a detrimental effect on the O'Dowds' marriage? Or is this another case of a Crew Christie member seeing stormclouds on the horizon and jumping before being pushed?


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