Scully ranks #2

Monday, September 30, 2002

CHICAGO - Modern Healthcare announced last month the magazine's first-ever ranking of the "100 Most Powerful People In Healthcare." Tommy Thompson, secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services ranked first, while CMS Administrator Tom Scully came in second. Donald Berwick, M.D., president and CEO of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, was third.

Others in the top 10 include:

4. C. Thomas Smith, president and CEO, VHA, Irving, Texas.

5. William Frist, M.D.,U.S. senator (R-Tenn.); ranking member, public health subcommittee; member, Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee.

6. Richard Gephardt, U.S. representative (D-Mo.)

7. Edward Kennedy, U.S. senator (D-Mass.);

8. Jeffrey Immelt, chairman and CEO, General Electric Co., Fairfield, Conn.; former president and CEO, GE Medical Systems, Waukesha, Wis.

9. Thomas Frist Jr., M.D., former chairman, HCA, Nashville.

10. Uwe Reinhardt, professor of economics and public affairs, Princeton. HME

Other's of note:

13. John Breaux, U.S. senator (D-La.); chairman, Special Committee on Aging.

19. Pete Stark, U.S. representative (D-Calif.); ranking member, Ways and Means health subcommittee.

25. Janet Rehnquist, inspector general, HHS, Washington.

43. Charles Grassley, U.S. senator (R-Iowa); ranking member, Finance Committee

50. Nancy Johnson, U.S. representative (R-Conn.); chairwoman, House Ways and Means health subcommittee

59. William Thomas, U.S. representative (R-Calif.); chairman, Ways and Means Committee

63. John Rother, policy director, AARP, Washington

65. Billy Tauzin, U.S. representative (R-La.); chairman, Energy and Commerce Committee.

66. James Jeffords, U.S. senator (I-Vt.); member, Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee.

Modern Healthcare is the industry's only healthcare business news weekly magazine. It reaches roughly 72,000 healthcare executives, providing news and information on topics such as finance, technology, managed care, legal affairs and health policy.

The ranking was based on a poll of Modern Healthcare readers. from July 15 through July 31. A total of 2,174 ballots were cast, with more than 1,000 individuals receiving votes. HME