100 Most Influential People in Healthcare

Twelfth annual list published in August 26 issue of Modern Healthcare

For Immediate Release

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Chicago, August 25, 2013: Modern Healthcare has released its twelfth annual ranking of the 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare. The award honors individuals in healthcare who are deemed by their peers and an expert panel to be the most influential individuals in the industry, in terms of leadership and impact.

Modern Healthcare readers and editors named Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services as number one on the list. Sebelius is the third HHS Secretary and only the second woman to top the Modern Healthcare Most Influential rankings. (Sister Carol Keehan, CEO of the Catholic Health Association topped the list in 2007. She is ranked number ten this year.)

In all, there are 75 men and 25 women on the most influential roster for 2013. They represent the full spectrum of the healthcare industry, including providers, suppliers, insurers, advocates, politicians and regulators.

The photo gallery and text listing of the Most 100 Influential People in Healthcare can be viewed at:

Seven healthcare leaders have made the list all 12 times: Drew Altman, Kaiser Family Foundation; Rose Ann DeMoro, National Nurses United; Trevor Fetter, Tenet Healthcare Corp.; Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa); Karen Ignagni, America's Health Insurance Plans; Chip Kahn, Federation of American Hospitals; and Wayne Smith, Community Health Systems.

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Those on the 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare list were chosen through a combination of editorial and reader input. Modern Healthcare announced the call for nominations on March 18, 2013. The nominating period continued through April 19, and nearly 28,000 submissions were received. The top 300 candidates, based on those nominations, made up the final ballot for the ranked list. Readers then voted for their top five candidates. Voting began May 6 and continued through June 14. More than 238,000 ballots were submitted. Readers' votes counted toward 50% of the outcome; the senior editors at Modern Healthcare accounted for the other 50% to determine the final ranking.

Modern Healthcare is the industry's leading source of healthcare business and policy news, research and information. We report on important healthcare events and trends, as they happen, and our readers use that information to make informed business decisions and lead their organizations to success. Modern Healthcare is owned by Crain Communications, Inc.

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