Top 25 Women in Healthcare

Top 25 Women in Healthcare - 2005

Modern Healthcare published its first-ever list of the most powerful women in healthcare in its April 18, 2005 issue. The feature highlights female executives whose work has led to significant improvements in the healthcare industry and its ability to care for patients. The list included Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, member of the Senate's Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions; Linda Aiken, director of the Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research at the University of Pennsylvania; Mary Brainerd, president and CEO of HealthPartners; Trish Riley, director of Maine's Governor's Office of Health Policy and Finance; and Diane Rowland, executive director of Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured.

Honoring the best | Modern Healthcare awards offer more than just plaques and dinners
David Burda | January 24, 2005
Our editorial mission at Modern Healthcare is threefold: inform, educate and entertain. One of the important ways we educate our readers is by honoring those who have made significant contributions to the betterment of the healthcare industry. By honoring them, we tell their stories, which serve as inspiration to others hoping to make similar contributions. We sponsor a number of awards and honors programs; a complete list can be found on our Web site, We also sponsor these programs as a way for us to give back to an industry that...

2005 Honorees: Top 25 Women in Healthcare (Photos and Bios)
April 18, 2005
Modern Healthcare's biennial Top 25 Women in Healthcare recognition program honors female healthcare executives who are making a positive difference in the industry. Top 25 Women in Healthcare

2005 Top 25 Women in Healthcare
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The Top 25 Women in Healthcare recognition program honors those female healthcare executives who are making a difference in all sectors of the healthcare industry, including hospitals, health systems, physician organizations, insurance, government, vendors and suppliers, trade and professional organizations, and patients' rights groups. The list of the 2005 Top 25 Women in Healthcare honors women who have successfully served as a leader or managed an organization or company; shown the ability or power to effect change in the healthcare industry;...

It's women's turn | Top 25 female health execs point the way to change in male-dominated industry
David Burda | April 18, 2005 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Shortly after we announced that we were planning to publish a list of the Top 25 Women in Healthcare, I received an e-mail from Gerald Arcuri, a male reader in Thousand Oaks, Calif. Arcuri wrote: "Will Modern Healthcare also be hosting a Top 25 Men in Healthcare anytime soon? Or, would that be politically incorrect?"It reminded me of the time a few years ago when I was watching television with my wife. We were watching some made-for-TV movie on the cable channel Lifetime, whose motto is "Television for women." The channel's motto should be,...

Women even the odds | Healthcare isn't an "old boys' network" anymore, as women catch up to men in leadership positions
Alison Szot | April 18, 2005
Last month, researchers completed the first analysis of the sequence of the female X chromosome, which comprises more than 1,000 genes and 160 million base pairs of DNA. This breakthrough may provide a biological basis for explaining differences between the sexes.While the unraveling of the Y chromosome in 2003 gave males a laboratory lead over women, this recent advance has allowed women to catch up.Women are catching up to -- and some would say surpassing -- men in the healthcare industry, too, as more and more climb the ladder to lead some of the industry's largest and most...

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Opening doors | Harvard Medical School's Joan Reede is working to narrow the racial gaps in healthcare leadership
Michael Romano | September 26, 2005 | Premium Web Premium Web Subscription Details
Joan Reede has devoted much of her professional life to a simply stated but endlessly challenging objective: convincing young people they can be like her -- a minority physician with an Ivy League education."I was raised that if you work hard and you're willing to put out the effort, you can succeed at just about anything," she says. "And that's what I tell kids today."Reede, 52, tells her life's story to students as part of her duties at Harvard Medical School. As the first black woman ever named as a dean at the world-renowned institution, Reede is a national role model who has...

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