Those fancy charity fundraisers finally pay off:
Is there a fire under that smoke? It’s too soon to say. Drawing rash conclusions — that the department is dysfunctional and Wos should go — isn’t helpful. DHHS is the most complex agency in state government. It administers a massive program that operates under federal rules and deals with a medical economy where costs always go up and opportunities for waste and fraud seem boundless. Past audits showed that North Carolina’s Medicaid program incurred higher administrative costs than most other states’.
Bolding mine. If I didn't know better, I'd be forced to conclude from this paragraph that the N&R editorial staff is blaming the structure of DHHS for Aldona Wos' wasteful and fraud-like behavior. It's not her fault, it's the environment she's in. I know for a fact this view is not held by the majority of N&R's editorial staff, but whoever penned this is hiding under your banner. Boss or not, that's wrong.