Prem Reddy, Sachin Jain, and Tejal Gandhi have been featured in Modern Healthcare magazine’s annual list of the 50 Most Influential Physician Executives and Leaders, announced June 19. “The 50 Most Influential Physician Executives and Leaders recognition program honors physicians working in all sectors of the healthcare industry who are steering their organizations and the healthcare delivery system through dynamic, challenging times,” said the magazine in a statement announcing this year’s awards. “These physicians stand out for the scope of their executive responsibilities, personal achievements, innovation and commitment to their communities,” noted the publication.
The awards are based on nominations from members of the health care community. Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price was ranked number one on the list, followed by John Noseworthy, president and CEO of the Mayo Clinic.
Prem Reddy, chairman and CEO of Prime Healthcare Services, ranked number 19 on this year’s list. Reddy is a cardiologist, entrepreneur and philanthropist, according to his bio on Modern Healthcare’s web site. “He was born into a family of leaders in rural India, where he learned the values and guiding principles that led to his medical and business accomplishments,” noted the publication.
Sachin Jain, CEO of CareMore Health System, ranked number 23 on this year’s awards list. CareMore Health System is an innovative health plan and care delivery system based in Cerritos, Calif., with more than 100,000 members in eight states, and $1.2 billion in revenue. Jain is also a consulting professor of medicine at the Stanford University School of Medicine.
Tejal Gandhi, chief clinical and safety officer at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, ranked number 30 on the list. Gandhi leads programs focusing on improving patient and workforce safety. She has long advocated for patient safety at the regional, national and international levels, driving educational and professional certification efforts, and helping to promote innovation in health care quality, noted Modern Healthcare.