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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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