Regina Benjamin stepping down as surgeon general
June 13th, 2013
02:15 AM ET
2 years ago

Regina Benjamin stepping down as surgeon general

Washington (CNN) - U.S. Surgeon General Regina Benjamin announced late Wednesday that she will step down next month after four years in the post.

Benjamin, a longtime advocate for a health care model centered on wellness and preventable treatment, announced her decision in an e-mail to staff, thanking them for supporting her vision.

"My goal was to create a grassroots movement, to change our health care system from one focused on sickness and disease to a system focused on wellness and prevention. With your help, that movement has begun," Benjamin wrote.

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  1. swej

    Never heard of her.

    June 13, 2013 02:30 am at 2:30 am |
  2. Guess

    This reeks of something, SCANDAL!!!, i can hear it now, the right wing nut jobs will make this out to their liking, truth be damned, the truth is something they have denied for so long, they are struggling to recognize it anymore

    June 13, 2013 06:52 am at 6:52 am |