Michael Bromberg, one of healthcare's most prominent lobbyists and the first and only head of the Federation of American Health Systems, may be ready to give up day-to-day operations of the group now that this year's healthcare reform fight is over, sources said.
The person most likely to take over the 1,400-member group, which represents for-profit hospitals, is Thomas Scully, a partner in the Washington lobbying firm of Patton, Boggs & Blow. He has been working for the federation as an outside lobbyist and was an associate director of the White House Office of Management and Budget in the Bush administration.
Mr. Bromberg, 56, said only that he would stay at the federation for two to five years, "but not necessarily in the same capacity."
Mr. Scully would not comment on the reports.