David Reynolds named deputy commissioner of BISHCA

first_imgDavid Reynolds, Senior Policy Advisor for Health to United States Senator Bernie Sanders, will join BISHCA as Deputy Commissioner of Health Care Administration.  The Health Care Administration oversees hospital budget review and the certificate of need process, maintains health care data bases, oversees quality reporting by hospitals and health insurers and supervises external claim reviews.  HCA is also responsible for liaison between BISHCA and the Green Mountain Care Board.  Reynolds will begin work at BISHCA in early December. ‘David Reynolds brings a rare combination of policy knowledge and on the ground experience in the delivery of health care to our work implementing health care reform in Vermont,’ said BISHCA Commissioner Steve Kimbell.  ‘I am very glad to have him join our team at BISHCA,’ he continued. David Reynolds holds a doctorate in Health Policy from the University of Michigan and brings to his new position extensive career experience in health care programs and policy and in federal and local government.  He is a resident of St. Johnsbury. BISHCA 11.8.2011last_img read more

Oman, Israel discuss ‘recent developments’ after UAE deal

first_imgOman’s foreign minister spoke to his Israeli counterpart on Monday, Muscat said, the first contact since Israel normalized ties with the United Arab Emirates last week.Yusuf bin Alawi subsequently spoke with a top Palestinian official, Oman added.The Israel-UAE deal, announced by US President Donald Trump on Thursday, is only the third such accord Israel has struck with an Arab country, and raises the prospect of similar deals with other pro-Western Gulf states. Also Monday, bin Alawi spoke with senior Fatah official Jibril Rajub, who expressed his “appreciation of the role of the sultanate and its balanced and wise policy towards Arab issues and, foremost, the Palestinian question,” according to Oman’s foreign ministry.The Palestinian Authority has voiced its “strong rejection and condemnation” of the Israeli-Emirati deal. Topics :center_img Bin Alawi and Israel’s Gabi Ashkenazi spoke via telephone about “recent developments in the region,” Oman’s foreign ministry said on Twitter.Muscat had already expressed its support for the deal, and bin Alawi told Ashkenazi that Oman “clearly reaffirms its position calling for a comprehensive, just and lasting peace” in the Middle East.Bin Alawi also called for a “resumption of the peace process in order to satisfy the legitimate rights of the Palestinian people who aspire to an independent state.”While Oman and Israel do not have formal diplomatic relations, there have been several contacts between the two states, including in 2018, when the late sultan Qaboos received Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Muscat.last_img read more