Gov. Robert Bentley released a statement which said:
Dr. Don Williamson has been an outstanding public servant, and a dedicated member of my team. At a time when our Medicaid Agency needed major reform, Dr. Williamson more than three years ago stepped up and led the charge to make our Medicaid Agency stronger and more effective for the patients enrolled. We still have challenges to address at Medicaid, including agency funding and full implementation of the regional care organizations. I know as Dr. Williamson transitions out of his role as Chair of the Medicaid Transition Task Force, he will work closely with Acting Medicaid Commissioner Stephanie Azar on a smooth transition.
I congratulate Dr. Williamson on his retirement, and I look forward to working with him in a new role with the Alabama Hospital Association.
From the Alabama Hospital Association website, “Founded in 1921, the Alabama Hospital Association (AlaHA) is a statewide trade organization that assists member hospitals in effectively serving the health care needs of Alabama, through advocacy, representation, education and service. Members of the association include primarily hospitals and health systems, as well as other companies and organizations related to health care.”