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2012 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare (text list)

This year's ranking of the 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare includes 18 newcomers as well as eight honorees who have been on every list since it started in 2002.

1. John Roberts
Chief Justice of the United States, Washington

2. Mark Bertolini
Chairman, president and CEO, Aetna, Hartford, Conn.

3. Dr. John Kitzhaber
Governor, State of Oregon, Salem

4. Barack Obama
President of the United States, Washington

5. Kathleen Sebelius
Secretary, HHS, Washington

6. George Halvorson
Chairman and CEO, Kaiser Permanente, Oakland, Calif.

7. Stephen Hemsley
President and CEO, UnitedHealth Group, Minnetonka, Minn.

8. Marilyn Tavenner
Acting CMS administrator, CMS, Baltimore

9. Angela Braly
Chair, president and CEO, WellPoint, Indianapolis

10. Michael McCallister
Chairman and CEO, Humana, Louisville, Ky.

11. Patricia Hemingway Hall
President and CEO, Health Care Service Corp., Chicago

12. Kent Thiry
Chairman and CEO, DaVita, Denver

13. Mitt Romney
Presidential nominee, Republican Party; former Massachusetts governor

14. Paul Diaz
President and CEO, Kindred Healthcare, Louisville, Ky.

15. Dan Wolterman
President and CEO, Memorial Hermann Healthcare System, Houston

16. Sister Carol Keehan
President and CEO, Catholic Health Association of the United States, Washington

17. Dr. John Noseworthy
President and CEO, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn.

18. Joel Allison
President and CEO, Baylor Health Care System, Dallas

19. John Boehner
Speaker of the House (R-Ohio), U.S. House of Representatives, Washington

20. Dr. Regina Benjamin
U.S. surgeon general, U.S. Public Health Service, Washington

21. Dr. Delos "Toby" Cosgrove
President and CEO, Cleveland Clinic

22. Judith Faulkner
Founder and CEO, Epic Systems, Verona, Wis.

23. Lloyd Dean
President and CEO, Dignity Health, San Francisco

24. Paul Ryan
Chairman, House Budget Committee, U.S. House of Representatives, Washington

25. Wayne Smith
Chairman, president and CEO, Community Health Systems, Franklin, Tenn.

26. Dr. Atul Gawande
Associate professor of health policy and management, Harvard School of Public Health; associate professor of surgery, Harvard Medical School, Boston

27. Alan Miller
Chairman and CEO, Universal Health Services, King of Prussia, Pa.

28. Maureen Bisognano
President and CEO, Institute for Healthcare Improvement, Cambridge, Mass.

29. Dr. Gary Gottlieb
President and CEO, Partners Healthcare, Boston

30. Trevor Fetter
President and CEO, Tenet Healthcare Corp., Dallas

31. William Carpenter
Chairman and CEO, LifePoint Hospitals, Brentwood, Tenn.

32. Dr. Carolyn Clancy
Director, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, Md.

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

34. Dr. Farzad Mostashari
National coordinator, Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, Washington

35. Max Baucus
Senate Finance Committee chairman, U.S. Senate, Washington

36. Rose Ann DeMoro
Executive director, National Nurses United/AFL-CIO, Washington

37. Richard Umbdenstock
President and CEO, American Hospital Association, Chicago

38. Michael Dowling
President and CEO, North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System, New York

39. Joseph Swedish
President and CEO, Trinity Health, Novi, Mich.

40. Eric Holder
U.S. attorney general, U.S. Justice Department, Washington

41. Dr. Gary Kaplan
Chairman and CEO, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle

42. Eric Cantor
House majority leader, U.S. House of Representatives, Washington

43. Rick Scott
Governor, State of Florida, Tallahassee

44. Ron Wyden
U.S. senator (D-Ore.), U.S. Senate, Washington

45. Dr. Susan Turney
President and CEO, MGMA-ACMPE (Formerly the Medical Group Management Association), Englewood, Colo.

46. Dr. Thomas Frieden
Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta

47. Gary Newsome
President and CEO, Health Management Associates, Naples, Fla.

48. Kevin Lofton
President and CEO, Catholic Health Initiatives, Englewood, Colo.

49. Pete Stark
U.S. representative (D-Calif.), U.S. House of Representatives, Washington

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

51. Dr. Mark Chassin
President, Joint Commission, Oakbrook Terrace, Ill.

52. John Hammergren
Chairman, president and CEO, McKesson Corp., San Francisco

53. Dr. Glenn Steele Jr.
President and CEO, Geisinger Health System, Danville, Pa.

54. Alex Gorsky
CEO, Johnson & Johnson, New Brunswick, N.J.

55. Drew Altman
President and CEO, Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, Menlo Park, Calif.

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

57. Margaret "Peggy" O'Kane
President, National Committee for Quality Assurance, Washington

58. Dr. Margaret Hamburg
Commissioner, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Silver Spring, Md.

59. Douglas Hawthorne
CEO, Texas Health Resources, Arlington

60. Dr. Francis Collins
Director, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Md.

61. Teri Fontenot
President and CEO, Woman's Hospital, Baton Rouge, La.

62. Jay Grinney
President and CEO, HealthSouth Corp., Birmingham, Ala.

63. Dr. Harvey Fineberg
President, Institute of Medicine, Washington

64. Dr. Eric Topol
Chief academic officer, Scripps Health, San Diego; director, Scripps Translational Science Institute, La Jolla, Calif.

65. Dave Camp
U.S. representative (R-Mich.), chairman, Ways and Means Committee, U.S. House of Representatives, Washington

66. Richard Feinstein
Director, Bureau of Competition, U.S. Federal Trade Commission, Washington

67. Daniel Levinson
Inspector general, HHS, Washington

68. Dr. Bruce Siegel
President and CEO, National Association of Public Hospitals and Health Systems, Washington

69. John Bardis
Chairman, president and CEO, MedAssets, Alpharetta, Ga.

70. Leah Binder
CEO, Leapfrog Group, Washington

71. Nancy Schlichting
President and CEO, Henry Ford Health System, Detroit

72. Karen Ignagni
President and CEO, America's Health Insurance Plans, Washington

73. Susan DeVore
President and CEO, Premier, Charlotte, N.C.

74. Richard Bracken
Chairman and CEO, HCA, Nashville

75. Dr. Ralph de la Torre
Chairman and CEO, Steward Health Care System, Boston

76. Anthony Tersigni
President and CEO, Ascension Health Alliance, St. Louis

77. Rick Foster
Chief actuary, CMS, Baltimore

78. Keith Pitts
Vice chairman, Vanguard Health Systems, Nashville

79. Scott Serota
President and CEO, Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, Chicago

80. Dr. Georges Benjamin
Executive director, American Public Health Association, Washington

81. Helen Darling
President and CEO, National Business Group on Health, Washington

82. Mary Grealy
President, Healthcare Leadership Council, Washington

83. Neal Patterson
Chairman and CEO, Cerner Corp., Kansas City, Mo.

84. Eric Shinseki
Secretary, Veterans Affairs Department, Washington

85. Dr. James Madara
Executive vice president and CEO, American Medical Association, Chicago

86. Peter Shumlin
Governor, State of Vermont, Montpelier

87. Kenneth Raske
President, Greater New York Hospital Association, New York

88. Dr. Richard Gilfillan
Acting director, CMS Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation, Washington

89. Thomas Dolan
President and CEO, American College of Healthcare Executives, Chicago

90. Ron Pollack
Founder and executive director, Families USA, Washington

91. Robert Ortenzio
Co-founder and CEO, Select Medical Corp., Mechanicsburg, Pa.

92. Debra Cafaro
Chair and CEO, Ventas, Chicago

93. James Skogsbergh
President and CEO, Advocate Health Care, Oak Brook, Ill.

94. Dr. Darrell Kirch
President and CEO, Association of American Medical Colleges, Washington

95. H. Stephen Lieber
President and CEO, Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, Chicago

96. David Bernd
CEO, Sentara Healthcare, Norfolk, Va.

97. Dr. Charles Sorenson
President and CEO, Intermountain Healthcare, Salt Lake City

98. Jonathan Gruber
Professor of economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston; healthcare researcher at National Bureau of Economic Research

99. James Guest
President and CEO, Consumer Reports, Yonkers, N.Y.

100. George Paz
Chairman and CEO, Express Scripts, St. Louis



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