The 25 Most Influential People In U.S. Healthcare For 2015

The 25 Most Influential People In U.S. Healthcare For 2015

US Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts leads annual list of 25 most influential people in U.S. healthcare for 2015. John Roberts beat other names on the list – President Obama, Kaiser Permanente CEO Bernard Tyson and Ascension’s Anthony R. Tersigni. This prestigious list of the most influential people in U.S. Healthcare for 2015 was compiled by Modern Healthcare magazine.

The list also includes: UnitedHealth CEO Stephen Hemsley, HHS Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Hospital Corporation of America’s CEO R. Milton Johnson, and Mayo Clinic’s John Noseworthy.

Here is the list of the top 25 most influential people U.S. Healthcare for 2015:

1. John Roberts – Chief Justice – U.S. Supreme Court

2. Barack Obama
– President – United States

3. Bernard Tyson – Chairman and CEO – Kaiser Permanente

4. Anthony Tersigni – CEO – Ascension

5. Stephen Hemsley – President and CEO – UnitedHealth Group

6. Sylvia Mathews Burwell – Secretary – HHS

7. R. Milton Johnson – Chairman and CEO – HCA

8. Dr. John Noseworthy – President and CEO – Mayo Clinic

9. Trevor Fetter – Chairman and CEO – Tenet Healthcare Corp.

10. Dr. Atul Gawande – Surgeon, writer and public health researcher – Harvard

11. Joseph Swedish – President and CEO – Anthem

12. Dr. Toby Cosgrove – President and CEO – Cleveland Clinic

13. Lloyd Dean
– President and CEO – Dignity Health

14. Dr. William Roper
– CEO of UNC Health, Dean of UNC School of Medicine, UNC Vice Chancellor for medical affairs – UNC Health

15. Dr. Gary Kaplan – Chairman & CEO – Virginia Mason Health System

16. Rick Pollack
– Incoming CEO – American Hospital Association

17. Sister Carol Keehan
– President and CEO – Catholic Health Association

18. Wayne Smith
– President and CEO – Community Health Systems

19. Kent Thiry
– Chairman and CEO – DaVita HealthCare Partners

20. Andy Slavitt
– Acting Administrator – CMS

21. David Cordani
– President and CEO – Cigna

22. Michael Dowling
– President and CEO – North Shore-LIJ

23. Anthony Kennedy
– Associate Justice – Supreme Court

24. Dr. Christine Cassel
– President and CEO – National Quality Forum

25. Robert McDonald
– Secretary – Department of Veterans Affairs

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