Ontario, Calif., April 22, 2013 – Prem Reddy, M.D., 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" for 2013.
This is the third time in four years that Dr. Reddy has been recognized on the list, which this year included John Kitzhaber, Governor of Oregon, Thomas Frieden, Director of the Centers for Disease Control, and Elliot Fisher, Director for the Center for Population Health, as well as physician executives from the Mayo Clinic and Cleveland Clinic.
"I am honored to be selected to this prestigious list," Dr. Reddy said. "Prime Healthcare, with its mission of saving hospitals, saving jobs and saving lives, will continue to provide quality health care in a cost-effective manner."
Modern Physician and sister publication Modern Healthcare co-sponsor this annual recognition program. According to Modern Healthcare, the name of the program reflects the skills needed to improve the healthcare delivery system in the post-healthcare reform era. It takes power to make reform happen; now it will take influence to make reform work.
Reader nominations are used to create the final ballot for this competition. Readers then vote for one of 100 physician executives on that ballot. Readers' votes count for 50 percent of the outcome. The other 50 percent came from the expert opinions of the senior editors at Modern Healthcare and Modern Physician. Executives do not pay to be nominated or receive this award, the only basic criteria being that the person must be a physician executive.
Prime Healthcare was recognized for the third time in 2013 as one of the Top 15 Health Systems in the nation by Truven Health Analytics, formerly Thomson Reuters, based on quality of care, efficiency and patient satisfaction. According to Truven, compared to its peers, Prime Healthcare saved more lives, caused fewer patient complications, made fewer medical errors, followed recommended standards of care more closely, released patients sooner from the hospitals and scored better on patient satisfaction surveys.