Ochsner CEO Named #7 Most Powerful Physician Executive in U.S.

Added on Apr 10, 2008 | Filed Under: General News

Modern Physician Magazine Lists Dr. Patrick Quinlan for the 4th year in row

NEW ORLEANS, LA - Ochsner announced today that Dr. Patrick Quinlan, M.D., Chief Executive Officer of Ochsner Health System, has been named the #7 most powerful physician executive in the nation by Modern Physician magazine. This honor is part of the magazine's fourth annual ranking of the "50 Most Powerful Physician Executives in Healthcare."  After Quinlan ranked No. 1 in last year's poll and No. 10 in 2006, readers of Modern Physician and Modern Healthcare in 2008 voted him to the No. 7 spot on the magazine's fourth annual ranking of the 50 most powerful physician executives.

"In the last two and a half years, Dr. Quinlan has spent significant time with our nation's top leaders in an effort to continue to build awareness of the critical healthcare situation in New Orleans and the Gulf South and helping create solutions to the challenges we continue to face as we rebuild," explains Warner Thomas, COO and President of Ochsner Health System. "Quinlan's 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, including hospital systems, the U.S. Senate, federal health agencies, patient advocacy groups, health insurance companies, unions, prestigious journals and academic programs. The list is compiled from reader nominations and rankings can be seen in the April 2008 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 seven hospitals and over 35 health centers throughout Southeast Louisiana.  Ochsner employs over 600 physicians in 80 medical specialties and subspecialties and 450 clinical research trials annually.  Ochsner was ranked one of the "Best Places to Work" by New Orleans CityBusiness in 2005, 2006 and 2007 and received the Consumer Choice for Healthcare in New Orleans for 12 consecutive years.  Ochsner was ranked as "Best" Hospital by U.S. News and World Report in July 2007.  Ochsner has over 10,000 employees system-wide.

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