Ochsner CEO Named to List of 100 Most Powerful People in Healthcare

Added on Aug 24, 2008 | Filed Under: General News

Modern Healthcare Magazine Includes Dr. Patrick Quinlan alongside National Leaders

NEW ORLEANS, LA - Ochsner Health System announced today that its Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Patrick Quinlan, M.D., has been named to the list of 100 Most Powerful People in Healthcare by Modern Healthcare magazine. This honor places Dr. Quinlan in the ranks alongside such names as President George W. Bush, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, and Senators Barak Obama and Ted Kennedy. This is Modern Healthcare magazine's 6th annual ranking and it hits newsstands today.

Readers of Modern Healthcare selected Dr. Patrick Quinlan to this year's 95th spot on the magazine's annual ranking. Earlier this year, in April 2008, Dr. Quinlan was chosen #7 Most Powerful Physician Executive by Modern Physician magazine, a sister publication to Modern Healthcare

"Over the past three years, Dr. Quinlan has been closely involved with our nation's top leaders to build awareness of New Orleans and the Gulf South's critical healthcare situation and to create solutions to the challenges we continue to face three years after Katrina," explains Warner Thomas, COO and President of Ochsner Health System.  "Quinlan's perseverance and commitment to initiate healthcare change in Louisiana has made him a leader in the industry."

Other honorees include executives from other major hospital systems, federal health agencies, patient advocacy groups, health insurance companies, and prestigious journals and academic programs.

The 2008 listing is compiled from reader nominations and can be found at:   http://www.modernhealthcare.com/apps/pbcs.dll/section?category=100mostpowerfulpeople2007

Modern Healthcare is the industry's leading source of healthcare business news. As a weekly news-driven publication, we report on important healthcare events and trends as they happen-not a month later. Our readers use the information to make informed business decisions and lead their organizations to success. It's for this reason that Modern Healthcare is ranked No. 1 in readership among healthcare executives and deemed a "must-read publication" by the who's who in healthcare.

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 located throughout Southeast Louisiana.  Ochsner employs over 600 physicians in 80 medical specialties and subspecialties and over 300 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 2007.  Ochsner has over 10,000 employees system-wide.

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