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Gov.-elect Pat McCrory, center, speaks during his first news conference since the week he was elected North Carolina's next chief executive in Raleigh, N.C., Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012. McCrory introduced three new members of his upcoming Cabinet during the news conference. Standing behind McCrory from left, is Thomas Stith, who will be the chief of staff, Dr. Aldona Wos, who will be the secretary of health and human services, while John Skvarla, right, will be secretary of environment and natural resources. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

Gerry Broome

Gov.-elect Pat McCrory, center, speaks during his first news conference since the week he was elected North Carolina's next chief executive in Raleigh, N.C., Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012. McCrory introduced three new members of his upcoming Cabinet during the news conference. Standing behind McCrory from left, is Thomas Stith, who will be the chief of staff, Dr. Aldona Wos, who will be the secretary of health and human services, while John Skvarla, right, will be secretary of environment and natural resources. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

Editorial: DHHS missteps raise questions

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When Gov. Pat McCrory tapped Dr. Aldona Wos to serve as secretary of Health and Human Services in his administration, he praised her capability by saying, “She can do anything she wants.” It now appears that his comments apply to more than her diverse career experience, which includes her background as a physician and U.S. ambassador to Estonia from 2004-06.

While it would be generous to label as uneven her nine months at the helm of the largest public agency in the state, it would also be unfair to cast a final judgment on her aptitude for the critical post she holds. Clear, however, is that administration of that department has thus far fallen short of expectations, and North Carolina needs better from the governor’s choice of leaders.

North Carolina’s Department of Health and Human Services employs 17,000 people and operates on an $18 billion budget. More than 1 million North Carolina residents rely on DHHS for a wide range services that include Medicaid, mental health and public health.

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These DR editorials

These DR editorials are a joke. They should be charged an advertsing fee for consistently doing nothing more than attempting to be political hacks.Never an original thought. If you want to see what these clowns will write about tommorrow just read the News and Observer. DR editorial writers are nothing more than lap dogs. Get a real job and contribute to society..

"Ambassador to Estonia"

Is that down I95 near Smithfield? Its the little errors of judgment that show a lack of attention in leadership! Clearly that is the case here. She needs a trip to the woodshed

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