He was a former president of Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston and executive director of Truman Medical Centers in Kansas City, Mo. Most recently, Mongan joined Cardinal Health's board in February.
“Throughout his venerable career, Jim demonstrated that belief in his enduring commitment to improving access to healthcare,” said Dr. Gary Gottlieb, president and CEO of Partners HealthCare, in an e-mail. “Another chapter of his legacy will be his leadership in pushing forward landmark healthcare reform in Massachusetts in 2006. Jim's vision helped to set the stage for this historic decision, which is proving to be a model for our country.”
Mongan was listed on the Modern Healthcare/Modern Physician list of the 50 Most Powerful Physician Executives in Healthcare four times, most recently in 2008, when he was ranked No. 1. He also made Modern Healthcare's list of the 100 Most Powerful People in Healthcare four times, most recently in 2008.
Mongan graciously accepted the award for the late Sen. Ted Kennedy in 2010 when Kennedy was inducted posthumously into the Modern Healthcare Health Care Hall of Fame at a ceremony in Chicago.