Four APHA members were recently selected by editors and readers of Modern Healthcare as among the 50 most influential physician executives in health care for 2012.
The eighth annual ranking recognizes those who, according to Modern Healthcare, have “the skills to improve the health care delivery system in the post-health care reform era.”
APHA Executive Director Georges Benjamin was named to the list for the fourth consecutive year. Other APHA members joining him are David Nash, dean of the Jefferson School of Population Health in Philadelphia; Carolyn Clancy, director of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality in Rockville, Md.; and Harvey Fineberg, president of the Institute of Medicine in Washington, D.C.
“APHA and public health are well-represented on this list by these outstanding leaders. I congratulate them all,” said Melvin Shipp, president of APHA. “In our reforming health system and with funding for public health and prevention under seige, influence is more important now than ever to achieving healthier people and healthier communities.”
Nearly 2,700 nominations were submitted and almost 17,000 votes cast for this year’s ranking. The expert opinions of the editors also factored in the outcome. The ranking was published in the April 23, 2012, issue of Modern Healthcare and its sister publication, Modern Physician.