May 4, 2013
Dowling Nominated for 100 Most Influential
By Modern Healthcare
From March 18-April 19, Modern Healthcare readers submitted nearly 28,000 nominations, and the top 300 names are reflected in the final ballot.
Through June 14, readers can vote for their top five candidates. Their votes will count for 50% of the outcome; the other 50% will be based on the expert opinions of the senior editors at Modern Healthcare. The combination of readers' votes and the editors' choices will determine the final ranking of the 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare, which will be published in the Aug. 26 issue.
100 Most Influential People in Healthcare - 2013 (titles and affiliations)
The 300 nominees for Modern Healthcare's 12th annual 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare competition are presented in alphabetical order.
Dr. Amy Abernethy, director, Duke Center for Learning Health Care; president, American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Glenview, Ill.
Jeffrey Adams, Director, Center for Innovation in Care Delivery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston
Linda Aiken, director, Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research; professor of nursing and sociology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Mike Alkire, chief operating officer, Premier, Charlotte, N.C.
Joel Allison, president and CEO, Baylor Health Care System, Dallas
Drew Altman, president and CEO, Kaiser Family Foundation, Menlo Park, Calif.
Dr. Steven Altschuler, CEO, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Dr. Peter Angood, CEO, American College of Physician Executives, Tampa, Fla.
Carl Armato, CEO, Novant Health, Charlotte, N.C.
Scott Armstrong, president and CEO, Group Health Cooperative, Seattle
William Atkinson, president and CEO, WakeMed Health and Hospitals, Raleigh, N.C.
Alan Aviles, president and CEO, New York City Health and Hospitals Corp.
Dr. Timothy Babineau, president and CEO, Lifespan Healthcare System, Providence, R.I.
Dr. Kelvin Baggett, senior vice president and chief medical officer, Tenet Healthcare Corp., Dallas
Dr. David Bailey, president and CEO, Nemours, Jacksonville, Fla.
Dr. Richard Bankowitz, chief medical officer, Premier, Charlotte, N.C.
John Bardis, chairman, president and CEO, MedAssets, Alpharetta, Ga.
George Barrett, chairman and CEO, Cardinal Health, Dublin, Ohio
Dr. Howard Bauchner, editor-in-chief, Journal of the American Medical Association
Max Baucus, Senate Finance Committee chairman (D-Mont.), Washington
Geraldine "Polly" Bednash, CEO/executive director, American Association of Colleges of Nursing, Washington
Mike Beebe, Governor of Arkansas, Little Rock
Dr. Karen Bell, chair, CCHIT (Certification Commission for Health Information Technology), Chicago
Dr. Georges Benjamin, executive director, American Public Health Association, Washington
Dr. Regina Benjamin, U.S. surgeon general, U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, Washington
David Bernd, CEO, Sentara Healthcare, Norfolk, Va.
Kate Berry, CEO, National eHealth Collaborative, Washington
Mark Bertolini, chairman, president and CEO, Aetna, Hartford, Conn.
Dr. Donald Berwick, former CMS administrator; former president and CEO, Institute for Healthcare Improvement, Cambridge, Mass.
Leah Binder, president and CEO, Leapfrog Group, Washington
Maureen Bisognano, president and CEO, Institute for Healthcare Improvement, Cambridge, Mass.
Paul Black, president and CEO, Allscripts, Chicago
John, Bluford president and CEO, Truman Medical Centers, Kansas City, Mo.
Jonathan Blum, deputy administrator and director, Center for Medicare, CMS, Baltimore
Dr. David Blumenthal, president, Commonwealth Fund, New York
Dr. Marc Boom, president and CEO Methodist Hospital System, Houston
Jennifer Covich Bordenick, CEO, eHealth Initiative, Washington
Marna Borgstrom, president and CEO, Yale New Haven (Conn.) Health System
Gail Boudreaux, executive vice president, UnitedHealth Group; CEO, United Healthcare, Minnetonka, Minn.
Deborah Bowen, president and CEO, American College of Healthcare Executives, Chicago
Richard Bracken, chairman and CEO, HCA, Nashville
Mary Brainerd, president and CEO, HealthPartners, Minneapolis
Jan Brewer, governor of Arizona, Phoenix
Dr. William Bria, president, Association of Medical Directors of Information Systems, Lake Almanor, Calif.
Lynn Britton, president and CEO, Mercy, Chesterfield, Mo.
Dr. Jane Brock, chief medical officer and clinical coordinator, Colorado Foundation for Medical Care, Englewood
Bruce Broussard, president and CEO, Humana, Louisville, Ky.
Dr. George Brown, president and CEO, Legacy Health System, Portland, Ore.
Nancy Brown, CEO, American Heart Association, Washington
Sandra Bruce, president and CEO, Presence Health, Chicago
Dr. John Brumsted, CEO, Fletcher Allen Partners, Burlington, Vt.
Dr. Michael Burgess, U.S. representative (R-Texas); founder and co-chair, Congressional Health Caucus, Washington
Chet Burrell, president and CEO, CareFirst Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Baltimore
Jonathan Bush, chairman, president and CEO, Athenahealth, Watertown, Mass.
Dr. Frank Byrne, president, St. Mary's Hospital, Madison, Wis.
Debra Cafaro, chair and CEO, Ventas, Chicago
Dr. Jeffrey Cain, president, American Academy of Family Physicians, Leawood, Kan.
Dave Camp, House Ways and Means Committee chairman (R-Mich.), Washington
Bill Carpenter, chairman and CEO, LifePoint Hospitals, Brentwood, Tenn.
Dr. Christine Cassel, incoming president and CEO, National Quality Forum, Washington
John Castellani, president and CEO, Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, Washington
Dr. Mark Chassin, president, Joint Commission, Oakbrook Terrace, Ill.
Dr. Humayun Chaudhry, president and CEO, Federation of State Medical Boards, Euless, Texas
Dr. John Chessare, president and CEO, GBMC HealthCare, Baltimore
Dr. Benjamin Chu, group president, Kaiser Permanente Southern California and Hawaii, Kaiser Permanente, Oakland, Calif.
Dr. Andy Coates, president, Physicians for a National Health Program, Chicago
Dr. Thomas Coburn, U.S. senator (R-Okla.), Washington
Dr. Francis Collins, director, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Md.
Michael Connelly, president and CEO, Catholic Health Partners, Cincinnati
Dr. Patrick Conway, chief medical officer, CMS, Baltimore
David Cordoni, president and CEO, Cigna Corp., Philadelphia
Dr. Steven Corwin, CEO, New York-Presbyterian, New York
Dr. Delos "Toby" Cosgrove, president and CEO, Cleveland Clinic
Mark Covall, president and CEO, National Association of Psychiatric Health Systems, Washington
Michael Covert, president and CEO, Palomar Health System, San Diego
Barbara Crane, president, National Federation of Nurses, Washington
David Cyganowski, managing director, KaufmanHall, Chicago
Karen Daley, president, American Nurses Association, Silver Spring, Md.
Helen Darling, president and CEO, National Business Group on Health, Washington
C. Duane Dauner, president and CEO, California Hospital Association, Sacramento
Dr. Ralph de la Torre, chairman and CEO, Steward Health Care System, Boston
Lloyd Dean, president and CEO, Dignity Health, San Francisco
Suzanne Delbanco, executive director, Catalyst for Payment Reform, San Francisco
Dr. Ronald DePinho, president, University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston
RoseAnn DeMoro, executive director, National Nurses United, Silver Spring, Md.
Dr. Karen DeSalvo, health commissioner, City of New Orleans
Susan DeVore, president and CEO, Premier, Charlotte, N.C.
Paul Diaz, CEO, Kindred Healthcare, Louisville, Ky.
Jason Dinger, CEO, MissionPoint Health Partners, Nashville
Joanne Disch, president, American Academy of Nursing, Washington
Thomas Dolan, president emeritus, American College of Healthcare Executives, Chicago
John Donahue, president and CEO, Cogent HMG, Brentwood, Tenn.
Phillip Douglas, chairman and CEO, LifeCare Hospitals, Plano, Texas
Michael Dowling, president and CEO, North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System, Great Neck, N.Y.
Dr. Jeffrey Drazen, editor-in-chief, New England Journal of Medicine
Karen Drenkard, executive director, American Nurses Credentialing Center, Silver Spring, Md.
Dr. Victor Dzau, chancellor for health affairs, Duke University; president and CEO, Duke University Health System, Durham, N.C.
Todd Ebert, president and CEO, Amerinet, St. Louis
Dr. Melinda Estes, president and CEO, St. Luke's Health System, Kansas City, Mo.
William Evans, director and CEO, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, Tenn.
Judith Faulkner, CEO, Epic Systems Corp., Verona, Wis.
Richard Feinstein, director, Bureau of Competition, U.S. Federal Trade Commission, Washington
Trevor Fetter, president and CEO, Tenet Healthcare Corp., Dallas
Dr. Kevin Fickenscher, president and CEO, American Medical Informatics Association, Bethesda, Md.
Joseph Fifer, president and CEO, Healthcare Financial Management Association, Westchester, Ill.
Peter Fine, president and CEO, Banner Health, Phoenix
Dr. Harvey Fineberg, president, Institute of Medicine, Washington
Donald Fisher, president and CEO, American Medical Group Association, Alexandria, Va.
Dr. Elliott Fisher, director, Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice, Lebanon, N.H.
Dr. Thomas Frieden, director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta
Pat Fry, president and CEO, Sutter Health, Sacramento, Calif.
Mark Ganz, president and CEO, Cambia Health Solutions, Portland, Ore.
Robert Garrett, president and CEO, Hackensack (N.J.) University Medical Center
Bill Gates, co-chair, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Seattle
Dr. Atul Gawande, professor of surgery, Harvard Medical School; professor of health policy and management, Harvard School of Public Health
Dr. Richard Gilfillan, director, CMS' Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation, Baltimore
Dr. Phil Gingrey, U.S. representative (R-Ga.); co-chairman, Republican Doctors Caucus, Washington
Paul Ginsburg, president, Center for Studying Health System Change, Washington
Jeff Goldsmith, president, Health Futures, Charlottesville, Va.
Dr. Larry Goodman, CEO, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago
Lynne Thomas Gordon, CEO, American Health Information Management Association, Chicago
Dr. Mary Jo Gorman, founder and CEO, Advanced ICU Care, St. Louis
Alex Gorsky, chairman and CEO, Johnson & Johnson, New Brunswick, N.J.
Dr. Gary Gottlieb, president and CEO, Partners HealthCare, Boston
Robert Graboyes, senior fellow, health and economics, National Federation of Independent Business Research Foundation, Washington
Dr. Howard Grant, president and CEO, Lahey Clinic, Burlington, Vt.
Charles Grassley, U.S. senator (R-Iowa), Washington
Mary Grealy, president, Healthcare Leadership Council, Washington
Jay Grinney, president and CEO, HealthSouth Corp., Birmingham, Ala.
Dr. Robert Grossman, dean and CEO, NYU Langone Medical Center, New York
Jonathan Gruber, professor of economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston; director of the healthcare program at the National Bureau of Economic Research
Glenn Hackbarth, chairman, Medicare Payment Advisory Commission, Washington
Val Halamandaris, president, National Association for Home Care & Hospice, Washington
George Halvorson, outgoing chairman and CEO, Kaiser Permanente, Oakland, Calif.
Dr. Margaret Hamburg, commissioner, Food and Drug Administration
Jeff Hammerbacher, chief scientist, Cloudera, Palo Alto, Calif.
John Hammergren, chairman, president and CEO, McKesson Corp., San Francisco
Jody Hatcher, president and CEO, Novation, Irving, Texas
Douglas Hawthorne, CEO, Texas Health Resources, Arlington, Texas
Patricia Hemingway Hall, president and CEO, Health Care Service Corp., Chicago
Stephen Hemsley, president and CEO, UnitedHealth Group, Minnetonka, Minn.
Robert Henkel, president and CEO, Ascension Health, St. Louis
Mary Kay Henry, president, Service Employees International Union, Washington
Dr. John Hensing, executive vice president and chief medical officer, Banner Health, Phoenix
James Hinton, president and CEO, Presbyterian Healthcare Services, Albuquerque
Dr. Rodney Hochman, president and CEO, Providence Health & Services, Renton, Wash.
Susan Hohenhaus, executive director, Emergency Nurses Association, Des Plaines, Ill.
Dr. Ardis Hoven, incoming president, American Medical Association, Chicago
Karen Ignagni, president and CEO, America's Health Insurance Plans, Washington
Jeffrey Immelt, chairman and CEO, General Electric Co., Fairfield, Conn.
Joey Jacobs, chairman and CEO, Acadia Healthcare, Franklin, Tenn.
Shalom Jacobovitz, CEO, American College of Cardiology, Washington
Dr. Brent James, chief quality officer and executive director of the Institute for Health Care Delivery Research, Intermountain Healthcare, Salt Lake City, Utah
Reynold Jennings, president and CEO, WellStar Health System, Marietta, Ga.
Dr. William Jesse, senior vice president, Integrated Healthcare Strategies; former president and CEO, Medical Group Management Association
Bobby Jindal, governor of Louisiana, Baton Rouge
Chip Kahn, president and CEO, Federation of American Hospitals, Washington
Dr. Gary Kaplan, chairman and CEO, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle
James Kaskie, president and CEO, Kaleida Health, Buffalo, N.Y.
Donna Katen-Bahensky, president and CEO, University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison
Paul Keckley, executive director, Deloitte Center for Health Solutions, Washington
Sister Carol Keehan, president and CEO, Catholic Health Association, Washington
Brian Keeley, president and CEO, Baptist Health South Florida, Coral Gables
Todd Ketch, executive director, American Health Quality Association, Washington
Dr. Darrell Kirch, president and CEO, Association of American Medical Colleges, Washington
Dr. John Kitzhaber, governor of Oregon, Salem
Dr. Howard Koh, assistant secretary for health, HHS, Washington
Dr. Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, president and CEO, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Princeton, N.J.
Bruce Lawrence, president and CEO, Integris Health, Oklahoma City
Bill Leaver, president and CEO, UnityPoint Health, West Des Moines, Iowa
Jeffrey Lerner, president and CEO, ECRI Institute, Plymouth Meeting, Pa.
Daniel Levinson, inspector general, HHS, Washington
Dr. Allen Lichter, CEO, American Society of Clinical Oncology, Alexandria, Va.
H. Stephen Lieber, president and CEO, Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, Chicago
Steven Lipstein, president and CEO, BJC HealthCare, St. Louis
Dr. Andrew Litt, chief medical officer, Dell Healthcare and Life Sciences, Round Rock, Texas
Kevin Lofton, president and CEO, Catholic Health Initiatives, Englewood, Colo.
David Lopez, president and CEO, Harris Health System, Houston
Dr. James Madara, executive vice president and CEO, American Medical Association, Chicago
Beverly Malone, CEO, National League for Nursing, Washington
Dr. Robert Margolis, co-chairman, DaVita HealthCare Partners; CEO, HealthCare Partners, Denver
Charles Martin, chairman, president and CEO, Vanguard Health Systems, Nashville
Dr. Lynn Massingale, executive chairman, TeamHealth, Knoxville, Tenn.
Dr. Mark McClellan, director, Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform, Brookings Institution, Washington
Gail McGovern, president and CEO, American Red Cross, Washington
Alan Miller, chairman and CEO, Universal Health Services, King of Prussia, Pa.
Richard Miller, president and CEO, Virtua, Marlton, N.J.
Dan Moen, president and CEO, LHP Hospital Group, Plano, Texas
Stephen Mooney, President and CEO, Conifer Health Solutions, Frisco, Texas
Tracey Moorhead, president and CEO, Visiting Nurse Associations of America, Washington
Alan Morgan, CEO, National Rural Health Association, Washington
Dr. Farzad Mostashari, national coordinator for health information technology, ONC, Washington
Michael Murphy, president and CEO, Sharp HealthCare, San Diego
Robert Musslewhite, CEO, Advisory Board Co., Washington
Dr. Elizabeth Nabel, president, Brigham and Women's Health Care, Boston
Sumit Nagpal, president and CEO, Alere Accountable Care, Waltham, Mass.
Dr. Thomas Nasca, president, Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, Chicago
Dr. David Nash, founding dean, Jefferson School of Population Health, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia
James Nathan, president and CEO, Lee Memorial Health System, Fort Myers, Fla.
Dr. Geeta Nayyar, chief medical information officer, AT&T
Mark Neaman, president and CEO, NorthShore University HealthSystem, Evanston, Ill.
Gary Newsome, president and CEO, Health Management Associates, Naples, Fla.
Curt Nonomaque, president and CEO, VHA, Irving, Texas
Dr. John Noseworthy, president and CEO, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn.
Barack Obama, president of the United States, Washington
Margaret "Peggy" O'Kane, president, National Committee for Quality Assurance, Washington
Sharon O'Keefe, president, University of Chicago Medical Center
Debra Osteen, senior vice president, Universal Health Services; president, Behavioral Health Division, UHS, King of Prussia, Pa.
Mark Parkinson, president and CEO, American Health Care Association, Washington
Dr. David Pate, president and CEO, St. Luke's Health System, Boise, Idaho
Neal Patterson, chairman and CEO, Cerner Corp., Kansas City, Mo.
Dr. Barbara Paul, senior vice president and chief medical officer, Community Health Systems, Franklin, Tenn.
Dr. Ronald Paulus, president and CEO, Mission Health, Asheville, N.C.
George Paz, chairman and CEO, Express Scripts, St. Louis
Dr. Deborah Peel, founder and chair, Patient Privacy Rights, Austin, Texas
Dr. Jonathan Perlin, president of clinical services and chief medical officer, HCA, Nashville
Lee Perlman, president, GNYHA Ventures; vice president of administration and chief financial officer, Greater New York Hospital Association, New York
Judith Persichilli, interim CEO, merged Catholic Health East-Trinity Health system
Rick Pollack, executive vice president, American Hospital Association, Washington
Ron Pollack, founding executive director and vice president, Families USA, Washington
Dr. Peter Pronovost, senior vice president for patient safety and quality; director, Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality, Johns Hopkins Medicine, Baltimore
Dr. David Pryor, executive vice president, Ascension Health Alliance; CEO, Clinical Holdings, Ascension health, St. Louis
Dr. Robert Pryor, president and CEO, Scott & White Healthcare, Temple, Texas
Dr. Ram Raju, CEO, Cook County Health and Hospitals System, Chicago
A. Berry Rand, CEO, AARP, Washington
Kenneth Raske, president and CEO, Greater New York Hospital Association, New York
Dr. Prem Reddy, chairman, Prime Healthcare Services, Ontario, Calif.
Cecile Richards, president, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, New York
Cathy Rick, chief nursing services officer, Veterans Health Administration, Washington
Dr. Emad Rizk, president, McKesson Health Solutions, San Francisco
Curtis Rooney, president, Healthcare Supply Chain Association, Washington
Dr. William Roper, dean of the school of medicine, vice chancellor for medical affairs and CEO, UNC Health Care System, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Linda Rosenberg, president and CEO, National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare, Washington
Dr. Paul Rothman, dean, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine; CEO, Johns Hopkins Medicine, Baltimore
Dr. Yvette Roubideaux, director, U.S. Indian Health Service, Rockville, Md.
Marco Rubio, U.S. senator (R-Fla.), Washington
Paul Ryan, House Budget Committee chairman (R-Wis.), Washington
Dr. Steven Safyer, president and CEO, Montefiore Medical Center, New York
Kenneth Samet, president and CEO, MedStar Health, Columbia, Md.
Sunny Sanyal, CEO, T-System, Dallas
Nancy Schlichting, CEO, Henry Ford Health System, Detroit
Bruce Schroffel, CEO, University of Colorado Health, Denver
Rick Scott, governor of Florida, Tallahassee
Kathleen Sebelius, secretary, HHS, Washington
John Seffrin, CEO, American Cancer Society, Washington
Dr. Joe Selby, executive director, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, Washington
Scott Serota, president and CEO, Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, Chicago
James "Denny" Shelton, chairman, LHP Hospital Group, Plano, Texas
Eric Shinseki, secretary, Veterans Affairs Department, Washington
Peter Shumlin, Governor of Vermont, Montpelier
Dr. Bruce Siegel, president and CEO, National Association of Public Hospitals and Health Systems, Washington
Knox Singleton, CEO, Inova Health System, Falls Church, Va.
James Skogsbergh, president and CEO, Advocate Health Care, Oak Brook, Ill.
Daniel Slipkovich, co-founder and CEO, Capella Healthcare Franklin, Tenn.
Wayne Smith, chairman, president and CEO, Community Health Systems, Franklin, Tenn.
Carol Solomon, CEO, Peoples Health, Metairie, La.
Dr. Charles Sorensen, president and CEO, Intermountain Healthcare, Salt Lake City
Anthony "Tony" Spezia, president and CEO, Covenant Health, Knoxville, Tenn.
Rulon Stacey, president, University of Colorado Health, Denver
Dr. Glenn Steele Jr., president and CEO, Geisinger Health System, Danville, Pa.
Quint Studer, founder and CEO, Studer Group, Gulf Breeze, Fla.
Joseph Swedish, CEO, WellPoint, Indianapolis
Paul Tang, chief innovation and technology officer, Palo Alto Medical Foundation, Mountain View, Calif.
Michael Tarwater, CEO, Carolinas HealthCare System, Charlotte, N.C.
Marilyn Tavenner, acting CMS administrator, CMS, Baltimore
Anthony Tersigni, president and CEO, Ascension Health Alliance, St. Louis
Nitin Thakor, president and CEO, GeBBS HealthCare Solutions, Englewood Cliffs, N.J.
Kent Thiry, co-chairman and CEO, DaVita HealthCare Partners, Denver
Warner Thomas, president and CEO, Ochsner Health System New Orleans
Dr. Craig Thompson, president and CEO, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York
Irene Thompson, president and CEO, UHC, Chicago
William Thompson, president and CEO, SSM Health Care, St. Louis
Dr. Eric Topol, chief academic officer, Scripps Health, San Diego; director, Scripps Translational Science Institute, La Jolla, Calif.
Dr. John Toussaint, founder and CEO, ThedaCare Center for Healthcare Value, Appleton, Wis.
Micky Tripathi, founding president and CEO, Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative, Waltham
Dr. Reed Tuckson, executive vice president and chief of medical affairs, UnitedHealth Group, Minnetonka, Minn.
Dr. Nicholas Turkal, president and CEO, Aurora Health Care, Milwaukee
Dr. Susan Turney, president and CEO, MGMA-ACMPE, Englewood, Colo.
Bernard Tyson, incoming chariman and CEO, Kaiser Permanente, Oakland, Calif.
Stephen Ubl, president and CEO, Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed), Washington
Richard Umbdenstock, president and CEO, American Hospital Association, Chicago
Chris Van Gorder, president and CEO, Scripps Health, San Diego
Dr. Robert Wachter, professor and associate chairman, department of medicine, University of California, San Francisco; chief of the division of hospital medicine and chief of the medical service, UCSF Medical Center
Dr. Robert Wah, chief medical officer, Computer Sciences Corp., Falls Church, Va.
Mary Wakefield, administrator, Health Resources and Services Administration, Washington
Jean Watson, founder and director, Watson Caring Science Institute, Boulder, Colo.; dean emerita, University of Colorado College of Nursing, Denver
Andrew Webber, president and CEO, National Business Coalition on Health, Washington
Dr. James Weinstein, president and CEO, Dartmouth-Hitchcock, Lebanon, N.H.
Dr. Larry Wellikson, CEO, Society of Hospital Medicine, Philadelphia
Dr. John Wennberg, founder, director emeritus, Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice
Marla Weston, CEO, American Nurses Association, Washington
W. Carl Whitmer, president and CEO, Iasis Healthcare, Franklin, Tenn.
Dean Wilkerson, executive director, American College of Emergency Physicians, Irving, Texas
Dr. Trenor Williams, CEO and co-founder, Clinovations, Washington
Dr. William Winkenwerder, president and CEO, Highmark, Pittsburgh
Dr. Nicholas Wolter, CEO, Billings (Mont.) Clinic
Dan Wolterman, president and CEO, Memorial Hermann Health System, Houston
Ron Wyden, U.S. senator (D-Ore.), Washington
Sylvia Young, president and CEO, HealthOne and HCA's Continental Division, Denver
Thomas Zenty III, CEO, University Hospitals, Cleveland