100 Most Influential People in Healthcare
Toby Cosgrove, 76
Outgoing president and CEO, Cleveland Clinic
- Compensation: $4,112,601 - according to 2014 IRS Form 990
- Years on list: 11
Cosgrove, the longtime CEO of the Cleveland Clinic, will be stepping down by year-end, but will stay on at the clinic in an advisory role. During his nearly 13 years at the helm, Cosgrove led the institution through widespread expansion. Under his leadership, revenue at the clinic grew from $3.7 billion in 2004 to $8.5 billion in 2016. He oversaw growth by establishing multiple new locations nationwide and internationally, including setting up services in Canada and Abu Dhabi. Cosgrove emphasized the importance of a patient-centered approach to care delivery, coining the phrase 'patient first' at the clinic.