Prem Reddy, MD, chairman, president and CEO of Prime Healthcare Services, has been named to Modern Healthcare’s prestigious list of the "50 Most Influential Physician Executives” for 2012. Prime Healthcare is the parent organization of San Diego-based Alvarado and Paradise Valley Hospitals.
Dr. Reddy was picked as the 23rd most influential physician executive in the nation. This is the second time he has been recognized on the list, which this year included Regina Benjamin, Surgeon General of the U.S. Public Health Service, and Richard Gilfillan, director of CMS Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation, as well as physician executives from the Mayo Clinic and Cleveland Clinic.
"I am honored to be selected to this prestigious list,” Dr. Reddy said. "Prime Healthcare, with its mission of saving hospitals, saving jobs and saving lives, will continue to provide comprehensive, quality health care in a compassionate, convenient and cost-effective manner.”
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Reader nominations are used to create the final ballot for this competition. Readers then vote for one of 100 physician executives on that ballot. Readers' votes count for 50% of the outcome. The other 50% came from the expert opinions of the senior editors atModern Healthcare and