Modern Healthcare Unveils List of Health Care’s ‘100 Most Influential’
Modern Healthcare has released its 14th annual list of the "100 Most Influential People in Health Care," which includes a range of policy leaders, hospital leaders, insurance executives and other officials.
Details of the List
For the list, the magazine's editors selected 300 finalists from more than 4,600 nominations submitted by readers, and readers then cast nearly 64,000 ballots for their top candidates among those finalists. Readers' votes and views of senior Modern Healthcare editors each counted for 50% of the outcome of the final ranking.
U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts was named to the top spot on this year's list. Roberts was also ranked first on the 2012 edition of the list.
According to Modern Healthcare, "Roberts' influence on health care this year and in years past is hard to overstate." Most recently, Roberts wrote the majority opinion in King v. Burwell -- which upheld the Affordable Care Act's subsidies designed to help U.S. residents purchase coverage through the federal exchange (Schencker, Modern Healthcare, 8/22).
Several top policymakers and politicians also are on the list, including:
2. Barack Obama, president of the U.S.;
The hospital leaders at the top of this year's list include:
3. Bernard Tyson, chair and CEO of Kaiser Permanente;
7. R. Milton Johnson, chair and CEO of HCA;
8. John Noseworthy, president and CEO of Mayo Clinic;
9. Trevor Fetter, president and CEO of Tenet Healthcare;
12. Toby Cosgrove, president and CEO of Cleveland Clinic;
13. Lloyd Dean, president and CEO of Dignity Health;
14. William Roper, CEO of UNC Health Care; and
15. Gary Kaplan, chair and CEO of Virginia Mason Health System (Modern Healthcare, 8/24).