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20 People Improving Healthcare

Health Leaders Media shared an interesting list of 20 people improving healthcare with a recent post, “20 People Who Make Healthcare Better.”

The list includes a picture, bio, and interview with each of the 20 chosen, who span all aspects of healthcare. Included in the list are nurses, physicians, researchers, executives, providers, payers, watchdogs, innovators, and even patients.

According to Health Leaders Media, this year’s Health Leaders 20 were chosen for “their efforts to make a difference in healthcare. Their stories are sometimes tinged with struggles or challenges, but always, ultimately, with success.”

The list includes the following 20 people improving healthcare:

  • Otis Brawley, MD, Chief Medical Officer, American Cancer Society, Atlanta, GA
  • Anne Wojcicki, CEO, 23andME, Mountain View, CA
  • Tom X. Lee, MD, CEO, One Medical Group, San Francisco, CA
  • Steve Simonin, President/CEO, Iowa Specialty Hospitals and Clinics, Clarion, IA
  • Bryan Coffey, CEO/CFO, Hamilton County Hospital, Syracuse, KS
  • Rebecca Katz, Author, Director, The Healing Kitchens Institute, Bolinas, CA
  • Lee Aase, Director, Center for Social Media, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
  • Roxana Reyna, RN, Skin and Wound Care Specialist, Driscoll Children’s Hospital, Corpus Christ, TX
  • Rushika Fernandopulle, MD, Co-founder/CEO, Iora Health, Cambridge, MA
  • Andrea Ippolito, PhD Student, MIT, Cambridge, MA
  • Derek C. Angus, MD, MPH, Chair of Critical Care Medicine, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA
  • José Ramón Fernández-Peña, MD, MPA, Director, Welcome Back Initiative, San Francisco, CA
  • Ellen Goodman, Columnist, Institute for Healthcare Improvement, Cambridge, MA
  • Sam Foote, MD, Internist, Phoenix VA Health Care System, Phoenix, AZ
  • Manny Sethi, MD, Orthopedic Trauma Surgeon, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN
  • Cole Galloway, PT, PhD, Professor of Physical Therapy, University of Delaware, Newark, DE
  • Charles Kennedy, MD, Chief Population Health Officer, Healthagen, San Francisco, CA
  • Peter Semczuk, DDS, MPH, Vice President of Clinical Services, Montefiore Medical Center, The Bronx, NY
  • Ed Damiano, PhD, Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Boston University, Boston, MA
  • Bruce Ribner, MD, Infectious Disease Specialist, Emory University Hospital, Atlanta, GA

Click here to check out the list and full bios.


Sarah Wengert

Hi, I'm Sarah Wengert, a creative content writer for the amazing Medical Solutions based in Omaha, Nebraska. While I'm not a travel nurse, I love to travel and I truly appreciate the hard, important work that nurses do. I'm very happy to represent a company that cares so much about its people. Thanks for reading!

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