Modern Physician Magazine Lists Dr. Patrick Quinlan for the 3rd year in rowNEW ORLEANS, LA Ochsner has announced that Dr. Patrick Quinlan, M.D., Chief Executive Officer of Ochsner Health System, has been named the #1 most powerful physician executive in the nation by Modern Physician magazine. This honor is part of the magazines third annual ranking of the 50 Most Powerful Physician Executives in Healthcare. After Quinlan ranked No. 10 in last years poll and No. 43 in 2005, readers of Modern Physician and Modern Healthcare in 2007 voted him to the No. 1 spot on the magazines third annual ranking of the 50 most powerful physician executives. In the past year, Dr. Quinlan has spent a great deal of time with our nations leaders in an effort to raise awareness of the healthcare crisis in New Orleans and provide solutions to the challenges weve been dealing with, explains Warner Thomas, COO and President of Ochsner Health System. Quinlans perseverance and commitment to initiate change in healthcare in Louisiana has made him a leader in his field. Other honorees include executives from the healthcare industry: hospital systems, the U.S. Senate, federal health agencies, patient advocacy groups, health insurance companies, unions, prestigious journals and academic programs. The list was compiled from reader nominations. Rankings can be seen in the May 2007 issue of Modern Physician Magazine or at www.ModernPhysician.com. ModernPhysician.com is the leading online source of business news and information for physician executives, leaders and entrepreneurs. This site addresses the issues of most importance to physician executives by providing daily news updates, in-depth feature stories, archives that trace the history and development of the physician executive movement and links to various industry resources. Ochsner Health System (www.ochsner.org) is a non-profit, academic, multi-specialty, healthcare delivery system dedicated to patient care, research and education. The system includes a total of seven hospitals, a sub-acute facility, and 25 health centers located throughout Southeast Louisiana. Through our unique coordinated system, Ochsner provides healthcare with peace of mind because we put the needs of all patients first. Ochsner employs over 600 physicians in 80 medical specialties and subspecialties and conducts over 700 ongoing clinical research trials annually. Ochsner was ranked #1Best Place to Work by New Orleans CityBusiness Magazine in 2005 and 2006 and received the Consumer Choice for Healthcare in New Orleans for 12 consecutive years.