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Federation Leaders Named on “Most Influential Physician Executives” List

Modern Healthcare Magazine’s most recent edition recognized the 50 most influential Physician Executives and Leaders 2018 and included on the list are two leaders at FAH member companies.

Jonathan Perlin, President of clinical services and chief medical officer at HCA Healthcare, and Anthony Tedeschi, CEO of Tenet Healthcare’s Detroit Medical Center, were honored by the magazine.

Modern Healthcare says it aims to recognize “physicians working in all sectors of the healthcare industry who are steering their organizations and the healthcare delivery system through dynamic, challenging times. These physicians stand out for the scope of their executive responsibilities, personal achievements, innovation and commitment to their communities.”

Editors pointed out Perlin’s work on fighting infections, as well as his efforts to expand the use of big data:

“Among Perlin's recent achievements was a landmark study that resulted in a 44% improvement in bloodstream infections. It's a continued recognition of the work Perlin does with the clinical services team to pursue best practices across HCA. He also led a project to boost HCA's use of data analytics. Perlin this fall will join the influential Medicare Payment Advisory Commission.”

The magazine touted Tedeschi’s leadership in revitalizing Detroit Medical Center:

Tedeschi took over as CEO in January 2017 and has been embarking on a reorganization. Detroit Medical Center has allocated $50 million in capital investments with an eye toward improving access to care and services for the community. He's also called on the organization to try and achieve zero preventable harm events in 2018.”

You can view Modern Healthcare’s 50 most influential Physician Executives and Leaders 2018 list here. Congratulations to all of this year’s honorees.