100 Most Influential People in Healthcare
Ram Raju, 65
President and CEO, New York City Health and Hospitals Corp
- Compensation: $368,975 - according to (2015, See Through NY)
- Years on list: 3
As the head of the largest municipally owned healthcare system in the nation, Raju has faced the unenviable task of righting a financially shaky $7.2 billion ship by eliminating a $2 billion budget gap by 2020 when federal funding is scheduled to drop. His plan has attracted plenty of both critics and supporters, but Raju has remained steadfast in his quest to restructure the 11-hospital system and its wide web of other facilities since he took the helm in 2014. He's also struck collaborative relationships with other New York City systems while competing for a larger portion of the private insurance market.