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100 Most Powerful People in Healthcare - 2010 (text list)


Posted: August 23, 2010 - 12:01 am ET
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Modern Healthcare's 100 Most Powerful People in Healthcare for 2010:

1. Barack Obama
President of the United States,
Washington


2. Kathleen Sebelius
Secretary,
HHS,
Washington


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


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


5. Sister Carol Keehan
President and CEO,
Catholic Health Association,
Washington

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6. Peter Orszag
Former director,
White House Office of Management and Budget,
Washington


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


8. Bill Gates
Chairman, Microsoft Corp.;
co-founder, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation,
Seattle



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


10. Paul Ginsburg
President,
Center for Studying Health System Change,
Washington


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


12. Harry Reid
Senate majority leader, (D-Nev.),
U.S. Senate,
Washington


13. Donald Berwick
CMS administrator;
Washington;
former president and CEO,
Institute for Healthcare Improvement,
Cambridge, Mass.


14. David Blumenthal
National coordinator for health information technology,
HHS,
Washington


15. Margaret Hamburg
Commissioner,
Food and Drug Administration,
Silver Spring, Md.


16. Arnold Schwarzenegger
Outgoing governor,
state of California,
Sacramento


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


18. Mary Kay Henry
President,
Service Employees International Union,
Washington


19. Sister Mary Jean Ryan
Chairwoman and CEO,
SSM Health Care,
St. Louis


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


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


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


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


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


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


26. Richard Feinstein
Director, Bureau of Competition,
Federal Trade Commission,
Washington


27. Mary Wakefield
Administrator,
Health Resources and Services Administration,
Rockville, Md.


28. Ronald Williams
Chairman and CEO,
Aetna,
Hartford, Conn.


29. Beverly Malone
CEO,
National League for Nursing,
New York


30. David White
Chairman and CEO,
Iasis Healthcare,
Franklin, Tenn.


31. Regina Benjamin
U.S. surgeon general,
Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service,
Rockville, Md.


32. Glenn Hackbarth
Chairman,
Medicare Payment Advisory Commission,
Washington


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


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


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


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


37. Rebecca Patton
President,
American Nurses Association,
Silver Spring, Md.


38. Scott Armstrong
President and CEO,
Group Health Cooperative,
Seattle


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


40. Wayne Smith
Chairman, president and CEO,
Community Health Systems,
Franklin, Tenn.


41. William Carpenter
President and CEO,
LifePoint Hospitals,
Brentwood, Tenn.


42. Chip Kahn
President and CEO,
Federation of American Hospitals,
Washington


43. Stuart Altman
Sol C. Chaikin professor of national health policy,
Brandeis University,
Waltham, Mass.


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


45. Eric Shinseki
Secretary,
Veterans Affairs Department,
Washington


46. Kathy Warye
CEO,
Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology,
Washington


47. David Bates
Chief, general internal medicine;
medical director of clinical and quality analysis,
Brigham and Women's Hospital,
Boston


48. Barbara Crane
President,
National Federation of Nurses,
Seattle


49. Richard Bracken
Chairman and CEO,
HCA,
Nashville


50. Harvey Fineberg
President,
Institute of Medicine,
Washington


51. Michael Dowling
CEO,
North Shore-Long Island,
Jewish Health System,
Great Neck, N.Y.


52. Angela Braly
Chairman, president and CEO,
WellPoint,
Indianapolis


53. Gail Boudreaux
President, UnitedHealthcare;
executive vice president, UnitedHealth Group,
Minnetonka, Minn.


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


55. Christine Varney
Assistant attorney general, antitrust division,
U.S. Justice Department,
Washington


56. Georges Benjamin
Executive director,
American Public Health Association,
Washington


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


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


59. Karen Davis
President,
Commonwealth Fund,
New York


60. Michael Connelly
President and CEO,
Catholic Healthcare Partners,
Cincinnati


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


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


63. Uwe Reinhardt
James Madison professor of political economy,
Princeton (N.J.) University


64. Chris Van Gorder
President and CEO,
Scripps Health,
San Diego;
chairman, American College of Healthcare Executives


65. Michael McCallister
President and CEO,
Humana,
Louisville, Ky.


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


67. Rose Ann DeMoro
Executive director,
National Nurses United;
national vice president, AFL-CIO,
Washington


68. Linda Aiken
Director, Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research,
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia


69. John Goodman
President and CEO,
National Center for Policy Analysis,
Dallas


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


71. Richard Foster
Chief actuary,
CMS,
Washington


72. Robert Wachter
Chief, division of hospital medicine,
University of California at San Francisco


73. Robert Moffit
Senior fellow,
Heritage Foundation,
Washington


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


75. Gary Gottlieb
President and CEO,
Partners HealthCare System,
Boston


76. Janet Corrigan
President and CEO,
National Quality Forum,
Washington


77. Val Halamandaris
President,
National Association for Home Care & Hospice,
Washington,


78. Delos “Toby” Cosgrove
President and CEO,
Cleveland Clinic


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


80. Kent Thiry
Chairman and CEO,
DaVita,
Denver


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


82. Francis Collins
Director,
National Institutes of Health,
Bethesda, Md.


83. Angela Gardner
President,
American College of Emergency Physicians,
Irving, Texas


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


85. William Jessee
President and CEO,
Medical Group Management Association,
Englewood, Colo.


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


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


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


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


90. James Guest
President and CEO,
Consumers Union,
Yonkers, N.Y.


91. Thomas Frieden
Director,
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,
Atlanta


92. Barry Straube
Director,
office of clinical standards and quality;
chief medical officer,
CMS,
Washington


93. Alan Miller
Chairman and CEO,
Universal Health Services,
King of Prussia, Pa.


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


95. Yvette Roubideaux
Director,
Indian Health Service,
Rockville, Md.


96. Leah Binder
CEO,
Leapfrog Group,
Washington


97. Geraldine “Polly” Bednash
CEO and executive director,
American Association of Colleges of Nursing,
Washington


98. William Roper
CEO,
UNC Health Care System;
dean, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
School of Medicine


99. Emad Rizk
President,
McKesson Health Solutions,
Boston


100. Sanjay Gupta
Medical/healthcare correspondent,
CNN,
Atlanta

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