Prem Reddy, MD, FACC, FCCP, Chairman, President and CEO of Prime Healthcare,
has once again been named to
Modern Healthcare's prestigious list of the "100 Most Influential People in Healthcare"
for 2016. This is the third time that Dr. Reddy has been recognized as
among the most influential healthcare leaders in the nation.
"I am proud of this recognition, and I am humbled and honored that
recognizes Prime Healthcare's mission and valuable role in saving
and transforming community hospitals across the nation," said Dr.
Reddy. Dr. Reddy has been a tireless advocate and leader for improving
healthcare quality and safety in community hospitals across the United
States, and has been recognized for his leadership efforts locally, nationally
PreS. Barack Obama led the
Modern Healthcare list again this year. Dr. Reddy, a board certified cardiologist, is ranked
at number 79. The individuals on the Modern Healthcare list are a varied
group ranging from leaders of the nation's largest payers to presidential
candidates and Supreme Court justices. All have achieved extraordinary
success in their chosen fields. The top five leaders on the list in addition
to President Obama include Bernard Tyson, chairman and CEO of Kaiser Permanente;
Anthony Tersigni, president and CEO of Ascension; Mark Bertolini, chairman
of Aetna; and Sylvia Matthews Burwell, HHS Secretary.
Modern Healthcare's list is a compilation based on more than 9,000 submissions from
the publication's readers. The nominees were narrowed down to 300
candidates. Reader votes made up 50% of the final outcome;
Modern Healthcare's senior editors' votes made up the other 50%. According to
Modern Healthcare, enduring influence is the central theme this year and the list recognized
"the most influential individuals in the industry, in terms of leadership
Dr. Reddy is a visionary and generous leader, donating millions toward
charities that provide educational scholarships and free healthcare. Through
his charitable foundations, he has donated over $800 million to fund not
for profit hospitals, charitable missions and universities, including
the creation of a new, non-profit medical school that will be located
in San Bernardino County.
Dr. Reddy founded Prime Healthcare in 2001 and has led the health system
to become the fastest growing and fifth largest for profit system in the
country with 43 hospitals in 14 states, including Alvarado and Paradise
Valley hospitals in San Diego.