Modern Healthcare

Modern Healthcare recognized the most influential people in health care for 2016 in its Aug. 22 issue. APHA Executive Director Georges C. Benjamin, MD, appeared on the list for the tenth time.

Seeking a who’s who in health care? Look no further than Modern Healthcare’s annual recognition program.

Its 2016 list of “The 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare,” published in the Aug. 22 issue of the magazine, features leaders from across the industry who have shaped the nation’s health.

Atop the list was U.S. President Barack Obama, whose signature Affordable Care Act has helped 20 million people gain health coverage. APHA Executive Director Georges C. Benjamin, MD, was named to the list for a tenth year.

Others featured include U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Tom Frieden, Acting Assistant Secretary for Health Karen DeSalvo, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation President and CEO Risa Lavizzo-Mourey and U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy.

Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, was also named to the list. Richards will keynote the opening session of APHA’s 2016 Annual Meeting and Expo this fall in Denver.

Honorees are selected annually by Modern Healthcare editors and readers. Individuals from all sectors of the health care industry, including senior executives, government officials, academics and thought leaders, are selected based on their leadership and impact.