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100 Most Influential People in Healthcare - 2013 (text list)

This year's ranking of the 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare includes 15 newcomers as well as seven leaders who have been on every list since it started in 2002.



1. Kathleen Sebelius, secretary, HHS, Washington



2. Dr. John Kitzhaber, governor of Oregon, Salem



3. Barack Obama, president of the United States, Washington



4. Stephen Hemsley, president and CEO, UnitedHealth Group, Minnetonka, Minn.



5. Marilyn Tavenner, CMS administrator, Baltimore



6. Mark Bertolini, chairman, president and CEO, Aetna, Hartford, Conn.



7. Richard Bracken, chairman and CEO, HCA, Nashville



8. Joseph Swedish, CEO, WellPoint, Indianapolis



9. George Halvorson, outgoing chairman, Kaiser Permanente, Oakland, Calif.



10. Sister Carol Keehan, president and CEO, Catholic Health Association, Washington



11. Kent Thiry, co-chairman and CEO, DaVita HealthCare Partners, Denver



12. Glenn Hackbarth, chairman, Medicare Payment Advisory Commission, Washington



13. Judith Faulkner, CEO, Epic Systems Corp., Verona, Wis.



14. Jan Brewer, governor of Arizona, Phoenix



15. Dr. John Noseworthy, president and CEO, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn.



16. Dr. Delos “Toby” Cosgrove, president and CEO, Cleveland Clinic



17. Wayne Smith, chairman, president and CEO, Community Health Systems, Franklin, Tenn.



18. Trevor Fetter, president and CEO, Tenet Healthcare Corp., Dallas



19. Joel Allison, president and CEO, Baylor Health Care System, Dallas



20. David Cordani, president and CEO, Cigna Corp., Philadelphia



21. Maureen Bisognano, president and CEO, Institute for Healthcare Improvement, Cambridge, Mass.



22. Paul Diaz, CEO, Kindred Healthcare, Louisville, Ky.



23. Patricia Hemingway Hall, president and CEO, Health Care Service Corp., Chicago



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How the 100 Most Influential were chosen
24. John Hammergren, chairman, president and CEO, McKesson Corp., San Francisco



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



26. Dr. Gary Gottlieb, president and CEO, Partners HealthCare, Boston



27. Dr. Farzad Mostashari, outgoing national coordinator for health information technology, ONC, Washington



28. Bruce Broussard, president and CEO, Humana, Louisville, Ky.



29. Richard Umbdenstock, president and CEO, American Hospital Association, Chicago



30. Kevin Lofton, president and CEO, Catholic Health Initiatives, Englewood, Colo.



31. Dr. Gary Kaplan, chairman and CEO, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle



32. Drew Altman, president and CEO, Kaiser Family Foundation, Menlo Park, Calif.



33. Chip Kahn, president and CEO, Federation of American Hospitals, Washington



34. Lloyd Dean, president and CEO, Dignity Health, San Francisco



35. RoseAnn DeMoro, executive director, National Nurses United, Silver Spring, Md.



36. Max Baucus, Senate Finance Committee chairman (D-Mont.), Washington



37. Ron Pollack, founding executive director, Families USA, Washington



38. Dan Wolterman, President and CEO, Memorial Hermann Health System, Houston



39. A. Barry Rand, CEO, AARP, Washington



40. Bill Carpenter, chairman and CEO, LifePoint Hospitals, Brentwood, Tenn.



41. Dr. Susan Turney, president and CEO, MGMA-ACMPE, Englewood, Colo.



42. Pat Fry, president and CEO, Sutter Health, Sacramento, Calif.



43. Dr. Thomas Frieden, director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta



44. Dr. Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, president and CEO, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Princeton, N.J.



45. Dr. Margaret Hamburg, commissioner, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Silver Spring, Md.



46. Alex Gorsky, chairman and CEO, Johnson & Johnson, New Brunswick, N.J.



47. Susan DeVore, president and CEO, Premier, Charlotte, N.C.



48. John Castellani, president and CEO, Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, Washington



49. Dr. Charles Sorenson, president and CEO, Intermountain Healthcare, Salt Lake City



50. Dr. Jeffrey Drazen, editor-in-chief, New England Journal of Medicine



51. Dr. Atul Gawande, professor of surgery, Harvard Medical School; professor of health policy and management, Harvard School of Public Health



52. Cecile Richards, president, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, New York



53. Alan Miller, chairman and CEO, Universal Health Services, King of Prussia, Pa.



54. Dr. Ardis Hoven, president, American Medical Association, Chicago



55. Margaret “Peggy” O'Kane, president, National Committee for Quality Assurance, Washington



56. Dr. Glenn Steele Jr., president and CEO, Geisinger Health System, Danville, Pa.



57. James Skogsbergh, president and CEO, Advocate Health Care, Oak Brook, Ill.



58. Dr. Georges Benjamin, executive director, American Public Health Association, Washington



59. Jay Grinney, president and CEO, HealthSouth Corp., Birmingham, Ala.



60. Dr. Mark Chassin, president, Joint Commission, Oakbrook Terrace, Ill.



61. Anthony Tersigni, president and CEO, Ascension Health Alliance, St. Louis



62. Alan Aviles, president and CEO, New York City Health and Hospitals Corp.



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



64. Richard Feinstein, former director, Bureau of Competition, U.S. Federal Trade Commission, Washington



65. John Bardis, chairman, president and CEO, MedAssets, Alpharetta, Ga.



66. Mary Brainerd, president and CEO, HealthPartners, Minneapolis



67. Leah Binder, president and CEO, Leapfrog Group, Washington



68. Daniel Levinson, inspector general, HHS, Washington



69. Jeffrey Romoff, president and CEO, UPMC, Pittsburgh



70. Bobby Jindal, governor of Louisiana, Baton Rouge



71. Suzanne Delbanco, executive director, Catalyst for Payment Reform, San Francisco



72. Dr. Christine Cassel, incoming president and CEO, National Quality Forum, Washington



73. Dr. Francis Collins, director, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Md.



74. Nancy Schlichting, CEO, Henry Ford Health System, Detroit



75. Karen Ignagni, president and CEO, America's Health Insurance Plans, Washington



76. Bill Gates, co-chair, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Seattle



77. Charles Grassley, U.S. senator (R-Iowa), Washington



78. Dr. Jeffrey Cain, president, American Academy of Family Physicians, Leawood, Kan.



79. Gail McGovern, president and CEO, American Red Cross, Washington



80. Dr. Harvey Fineberg, president, Institute of Medicine, Washington



81. Dr. James Madara, executive vice president and CEO, American Medical Association, Chicago



82. Scott Armstrong, president and CEO, Group Health Cooperative, Seattle



83. Deborah Bowen, president and CEO, American College of Healthcare Executives, Chicago



84. Scott Serota, president and CEO, Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, Chicago



85. Dr. Darrell Kirch, president and CEO, Association of American Medical Colleges, Washington



86. Dr. Ralph de la Torre, chairman and CEO, Steward Health Care System, Boston



87. Dr. Benjamin Chu, group president, Kaiser Permanente Southern California and Hawaii, Kaiser Permanente, Oakland, Calif.; board chairman, American Hospital Association



88. Mary Kay Henry, president, Service Employees International Union, Washington



89. Kenneth Raske, president and CEO, Greater New York Hospital Association, New York



90. Dr. Eric Topol, chief academic officer, Scripps Health; director, Scripps Translational Science Institute, San Diego



91. Eric Shinseki, secretary, Veterans Affairs Department, Washington



92. Donald Fisher, president and CEO, American Medical Group Association, Alexandria, Va.



93. Dr. David Blumenthal, president, Commonwealth Fund, New York



94. Dr. James Weinstein, president and CEO, Dartmouth-Hitchcock, Lebanon, N.H.



95. Alan Morgan, CEO, National Rural Health Association, Washington



96. Val Halamandaris, president, National Association for Home Care & Hospice, Washington



97. Dr. Bruce Siegel, president and CEO, America's Essential Hospitals, Washington



98. Helen Darling, president and CEO, National Business Group on Health, Washington



99. Dr. Brent James, chief quality officer and executive director, Institute for Health Care Delivery Research, Intermountain Healthcare, Salt Lake City



100. James Hinton, president and CEO, Presbyterian Healthcare Services, Albuquerque

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