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THE WHITE HOUSE

Office of the Press Secretary


For Immediate Release February 24, 1998
                           PRESIDENT CLINTON        
                         NAMES DR. SUE BAILEY 
              AS ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR HEALTH AFFAIRS 
                     AT THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

President Clinton today announced his intent to nominate Dr. Sue Bailey as Assistant Secretary for Health Affairs at the Department of Defense.

Dr. Bailey, of Bethesda, Maryland, was the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs from July 1994 to June 1995. Prior to that, she served from 1988 to 1993, as Medical Director of Chevy Chase Associates, Inc., from 1986 to 1988 as Vice President of Medlantic Healthcare Group, and from 1983 to 1985, as Medical Director of the In-patient Program for the Washington Hospital Center. She was also a clinical faculty member at the Georgetown Medical School from 1985 to 1994.

Dr. Bailey received her B.S. from the University of Maryland in 1973, and graduated from the from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1977. She completed an internship at George Washington University Hospital in 1978 and her residency at Johns Hopkins University Hospital in 1981. She has served in the U.S. Navy Reserves, reaching the rank of Lt. Commander.

The Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs' has a twofold mission: military readiness and peace-time health care. Military readiness provides medical and preventive health services and support to the United States Armed Forces during military operations. Peacetime health care provides continuous medical and preventive services and support to members of the Uniformed Services, their family members, and survivors, retired members and their families and all others entitled to Department of Defense health care.