(Ontario, CA, April 6, 2016) – Prem Reddy, MD, FACC, FCCP, Chairman,
President and CEO of Prime Healthcare Services, has been named to Modern
Healthcare’s prestigious list of the “50 Most Influential
Physician Executives and Leaders” for 2016. This is the eighth time
that Dr. Reddy has been recognized as among the top physician leaders
in the nation.
Dr. Reddy, a board certified cardiologist, was selected as the fifteenth
most influential physician executive in the nation. Among other prestigious
leaders, the list also includes Robert Califf, Commissioner of the Food
and Drug Administration; John Noseworthy, President and CEO of the Mayo
Clinic; Toby Cosgrove, CEO of the Cleveland Clinic; and Dr. Patrick Conway,
deputy administrator for innovation and quality, chief medical officer
at the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
“I am honored to be recognized again this year along with so many
talented leaders who truly understand our core business of caring for
human beings,” said Dr. Reddy. “I believe that in order to
be most successful, healthcare must be patient-centered, safe, evidence-based
and physician-led with each member of the team playing a critical role
in delivering efficient, compassionate, and cost-effective care to patients.”
According to Modern Healthcare, its list “honors physicians working
in the health care industry who are deemed by their peers and an expert
panel to be the most influential in terms of demonstrating leadership
and impact. These physician leaders are innovators, excel in community
services, and demonstrate reputable executive authority.”
One of Prime Healthcare’s values is “physician led,”
and Prime Healthcare’s business model includes Chief Medical Officers
in each of its hospitals so that medicine is directed by those who practice
it. As founder and CEO, Dr. Reddy has led Prime Healthcare to become the
fifth largest for profit healthcare system in the country with 42 hospitals
in 14 states and more than 42,000 employees.
Prime Healthcare believes that exceptional healthcare should be a part
of every community and has a proud history of transforming financially
distressed hospitals into thriving community assets. Under Dr. Reddy’s
leadership, Prime Healthcare and its hospitals have earned national recognition
among the “100 Top Hospitals” in the nation more than 30 times
based on quality, and among the “15 Top Health Systems” multiple
times, in addition to numerous other quality and safety awards and recognitions.
About Prime Healthcare
Prime Healthcare is an award-winning national hospital system with 42 acute-care
hospitals providing nearly 42,000 jobs in 14 states. Eleven of the hospitals
are members of the Prime Healthcare Foundation, a 501(c)3 public charity.
Based in California and one of the largest hospital systems in the
country, Prime Healthcare is committed to ensuring access to quality healthcare. Prime Healthcare and its hospitals have been recognized
as among the “100 Top Hospitals” in the nation 36 times and
among the “15 Top Health Systems” three times, and Prime is
the only "10 Top Health System" west of the Mississippi. Prime
Healthcare hospitals are annually recognized as “Top Performers
on Key Quality Measures” by The Joint Commission. For more information,
please visit www.primehealthcare.com.