Bloomberg, June 4, 2014

The Obama administration is weighing nominating the head of the Cleveland Clinic Health System as the next head of the Department of Veterans Affairs, which has been plagued by delays in providing care, according to a person familiar with the deliberations. Delos "Toby" Cosgrove, chief executive officer of the Cleveland Clinic, was contacted by administration officials about the Veterans Affairs job, though the discussions are in the earliest stages, said the person, who asked not to be identified because the talks are private. Cosgrove, if nominated by President Barack Obama and confirmed by the U.S. Senate, would succeed former Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki, who resigned May 30 after an internal review found systemic mismanagement, treatment delays and falsified records throughout the agency's health system.
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