C. Martin Harris, chief information officer and chairman of the information technology division at the Cleveland Clinic, and Gail Wilensky, a senior fellow at Project HOPE and a longtime health policy shaper, have been named along with five others to serve on a presidential commission designed to review the quality of care wounded servicemen and women receive when they return stateside.
President Bush, who ordered the commission on March 6 and installed former HHS Secretary Donna Shalala and former Sen. Bob Dole as its co-chairs, also named two wounded Iraq war veterans, the wife of an Army staff sergeant also wounded in Iraq, and the chief executive of a not-for-profit that constructs "comfort homes" for families of hospitalized military personnel and veterans, to the commission. Bush has said that the commission's recommendations would be acted upon quickly. The members include: former Army Capt. Marc Giammatteo, former Navy Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Jose Ramos, veterans' activist Tammy Edwards, developer Kenneth Fisher and Edward Eckenhoff, chief executive officer of the National Rehabilitation Hospital, Washington.