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100 Most Powerful People in Healthcare (text list)


Posted: August 24, 2009 - 12:01 am ET
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Modern Healthcare's 100 Most Powerful People in Healthcare in 2009:

1. Barack Obama, President of the United States, Washington

2. Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary, HHS, Washington

3. Nancy-Ann DeParle, Director, White House Office of Health Reform, Washington

4. Max Baucus, U.S. senator (D-Mont.) chairman, Senate Finance Committee, Washington

5. Chuck Grassley, U.S. senator (R-Iowa), ranking member, Senate Finance Committee, Washington

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6. David Blumenthal, National coordinator for health Information technology, Washington

7. Carolyn Clancy, Director, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, Md.

8. Barry Straube, Director and chief clinical officer, CMS, Washington

9. Peter Orszag, Director, White House Office of Management and Budget, Washington

10. Andy Stern, President, Service Employees International Union, Washington

11. James Guest, President and CEO, Consumers Union

12. George Halvorson, Chairman and CEO, Kaiser Permanente, Oakland, Calif.

13. Bill Gates, Chairman, Microsoft Corp.; co-founder, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Redmond, Wash.

14. Arnold Schwarzenegger, Governor, State of California, Sacramento

15. Nancy Pelosi, (D-Calif.), speaker of the House, U.S. House of Representatives, Washington

16. Richard Bracken, President and CEO, HCA, Nashville

17. Steve Burd, President and CEO, Safeway stores, Pleasanton, Calif., and an early advocate for national healthcare reform

18. Sister Carol Keehan, President, Catholic Health Association, Washington

19. Paul Diaz, President and CEO, Kindred Healthcare, Louisville, Ky.

20. Donald Berwick, President and CEO, Institute for Healthcare Improvement, Cambridge, Mass.

21. Henry Waxman, U.S. representative (D-Calif.), chairman, House Energy and Commerce Committee, U.S. House of Representatives, Washington

22. Drew Altman, President and CEO, Kaiser Family Foundation, Menlo Park, Calif.

23. Pamela Thompson, CEO, American Organization of Nurse Executives, Washington

24. Newt Gingrich, Founder, Center for Health Transformation, Washington

25. Bruce Yarwood, President and CEO, American Health Care Association, Washington

26. Ronald Williams, President and CEO, Aetna, Hartford, Conn.

27. Bill Carpenter, President and CEO, LifePoint Hospitals, Brentwood, Tenn.

28. Leah Binder, CEO, Leapfrog Group, Washington

29. Joel Allison, President and CEO, Baylor Health Care System, Dallas

30. Pete Stark, U.S. representative (D-Calif.), chairman, House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee, U.S. House of Representatives, Washington

31. Doug Hawthorne, CEO, Texas Health Resources, Arlington

32. Lloyd Dean, President and CEO, Catholic Healthcare West, San Francisco

33. Rebecca Patton, President, American Nurses Association, Washington

34. Christine Cassel, President and CEO, American Board of Internal Medicine, ABIM Foundation, Philadelphia

35. Rose Ann DeMoro, Executive director, California Nurses Association/Nurses Organizing Committee, Oakland

36. Nicholas Wolter, CEO, Billings (Mont.) Clinic

37. Dean Wilkerson, Executive director, American College of Emergency Physicians, Dallas

38. Susan Sheridan, Co-founder and president, Consumers Advancing Patient Safety, Chicago

39. Billy Tauzin, President and CEO, Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, Washington

40. Eric Holder, U.S. attorney general, Justice Department, Washington

41. Angela Braly, President and CEO, WellPoint, Indianapolis

42. Ann Converso, President, United American Nurses, AFL-CIO, Silver Spring, Md.

43. Karen Davis, President, Commonwealth Fund, New York

44. Stephen Hemsley, President and CEO, UnitedHealth Group, Minnetonka, Minn.

45. Richard Clarke, President and CEO, Healthcare Financial Management Association, Westchester, Ill.

46. Christine Varney, Assistant attorney general, antitrust division, Justice Department, Washington

47. Richard Umbdenstock, President and CEO, American Hospital Association, Chicago

48. Mark Chassin, President, Joint Commission, Oakbrook Terrace, Ill.

49. Patricia Hemingway-Hall, President and CEO, Health Care Service Corp., Chicago

50. Karen Ignagni, President and CEO, America's Health Insurance Plans, Washington

51. Helen Haskell, Founder and president, Mothers Against Medical Error

52. Eric Schmidt, Chairman and CEO, Google, Mountain View, Calif.

53. Trevor Fetter, President and CEO, Tenet Healthcare Corp., Dallas

54. Patricia Gabow, CEO and chief medical officer, Denver Health

55. Georges Benjamin, executive director, American Public Health Association, Washington

56. Richard Feinstein, Director, Federal Trade Commission's Bureau of Competition, Washington

57. Wayne Smith, President and CEO, Community Health Systems, Franklin, Tenn.

58. Mark Leavitt, Chairman, Certification Commission for Health Information Technology, Chicago

59. Dan Wolterman, President and CEO, Memorial Hermann Healthcare System, Houston

60. Joseph Swedish, President and CEO, Trinity Health, Novi, Mich.

61. Michael Dowling, President and CEO, North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System, Lake Success, N.Y.

62. Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, President and CEO, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Princeton, N.J.

63. Anthony Tersigni, President and CEO, Ascension Health, St. Louis

64. Paul Tang, Vice president and chief medical information officer, Palo Alto (Calif.) Medical Foundation

65. Eric Shinseki, Secretary, Veterans Affairs Department, Washington

66. Chris Van Gorder, President and CEO, Scripps Health, San Diego

67. Chip Kahn, President, Federation of American Hospitals, Washington

68. Kevin Lofton, President and CEO, Catholic Health Initiatives, Denver

69. Gary Newsome, President and CEO, Health Management Associates, Naples, Fla.

70. Harvey Fineberg, President, Institute of Medicine, Washington

71. Sister Mary Jean Ryan, Chairman and CEO, SSM Health Care, St. Louis

72. Betsy McCaughey, Founder and chairman, RID: Committee to Reduce Infection Deaths, New York; adjunct fellow, Hudson Institute

73. Kent Thiry, CEO, DaVita, El Segundo, Calif.

74. Richard Foster, Chief actuary, CMS, Washington

75. Twila Brase, President, Citizens' Council on Health Care, St. Paul, Minn.

76. Ilene Corina, Founder, Pulse, New York

77. Brent James, Chief quality officer, Intermountain Healthcare, Salt Lake City

78. Deborah Peel, Founder and chairwoman, Patient Privacy Rights, Austin, Texas

79. Mike McCallister, President and CEO, Humana, Louisville, Ky.

80. Jack Lewin, CEO, American College of Cardiology, Washington

81. Thomas Dolan, President and CEO, American College of Healthcare Executives, Chicago

82. Jay Grinney, President and CEO, HealthSouth Corp., Birmingham, Ala.

83. Ron Pollack, Founder, executive director, Families USA, Washington

84. Ted Epperly, President, American Academy of Family Physicians, Leawood, Kan.

85. Scott Serota, President and CEO, Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, Chicago

86. John Tooker, Executive vice president and CEO, American College of Physicians, Philadelphia

87. Joey Jacobs, President and CEO, Psychiatric Solutions, Franklin, Tenn.

88. Emad Rizk, President, McKesson Health Solutions, Boston

89. Alan Miller, President and CEO, Universal Health Services, King of Prussia, Pa.

90. Glenn Steele Jr., President and CEO, Geisinger Health System, Danville, Pa.

91. Troyen Brennan, Executive vice president and chief medical officer, CVS Caremark Corp., Woonsocket, R.I.

92. Stephen Lieber, President and CEO, Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, Chicago

93. Daniel Slipkovich, CEO, Capella Healthcare, Franklin, Tenn.

94. Charles Martin, Chairman and CEO, Vanguard Health Systems, Nashville

95. J. James Rohack, President, American Medical Association, Chicago

96. Michael Maves, Executive vice president and CEO, American Medical Association, Chicago

97. John Rother, Executive vice president of policy and strategy, AARP, Washington

98. William Jessee, President and CEO, MGMA, Englewood, Colo.

99. Barry Silbaugh, CEO, American College of Physician Executives, Tampa, Fla.

100. Darrell Kirch, President, Association of American Medical Colleges, Washington

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