HHS Secretary Donna Shalala confirmed late last month that Beverly Malone will become deputy assistant secretary for health at HHS.
MODERN HEALTHCARE first disclosed the appointment in November (Nov. 22, 1999, p. 4).
Malone, 52, a registered nurse, has been president of the American Nurses Association since 1996. Her term is scheduled to expire in June 2000. She will leave the ANA on Jan. 9 and begin as senior adviser to Surgeon General David Satcher, M.D., shortly after that.
Malone was previously dean and professor of nursing at the School of Nursing at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University in Greensboro. She is a licensed clinical psychologist and served as vice chair of the board of Moses Cone Health System in Greensboro. She also served on President Clinton's task force on healthcare quality in 1997 and 1998.
Malone is the second ANA president to jump to the Clinton administration. Virginia Trotter Betts, president of the association from 1992 to 1996, is senior adviser on nursing policy at HHS.
Mary Foley, the ANA's first vice president, will become interim ANA president until the next election in June. Foley is a nursing executive at St. Francis Medical Center in San Francisco.