NPSF President Among 100 Most Influential in Health Care
Tuesday, August 30, 2016
NPSF Leape Institute Members, Keynote Speaker, Also Named to the Annual Modern Healthcare List
|| Tejal K. Gandhi, MD, MPH, CPPS
Boston, MA, August 30, 2016—Tejal K. Gandhi, MD, MPH, CPPS, president and chief executive officer of the National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF) and the NPSF Lucian Leape Institute, is among the 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare for 2016 announced in the August 22 issue of Modern Healthcare magazine. Also on the list are NPSF Lucian Leape Institute member Bob Wachter, MD, and Gary Kaplan, MD, FACMPE, who chairs the Institute and also serves on the NPSF Board of Directors.
NPSF, an independent, not-for-profit organization, has been a central voice for patient safety since 1997. The NPSF Lucian Leape Institute, founded in 2007 and composed of national thought leaders, is the Foundation’s think tank, providing strategic vision to the patient safety agenda.
Earlier this year, Modern Healthcare included Dr. Gandhi on its list of the 50 Most Influential Physician Executives. “It is humbling to be recognized among those working to improve health care safety and quality improvement,” said Dr. Gandhi.
Since 2003, Modern Healthcare has compiled an annual list to recognize “individuals in healthcare who are deemed by their peers and an expert panel to be the most influential individuals in the industry, in terms of leadership and impact.” A month-long nomination period earlier this year yielded candidates, from which a pool of 300 who had received the most nominations were chosen as finalists. The selection of the final 100 was based in part on public voting and in part on the magazine editors’ determination.
This is the third year in a row that Dr. Gandhi has been named to the 100 Most Influential People list. Dr. Kaplan, CEO of Virginia Mason Health System in Seattle, was named to the list seven times previously. Dr. Wachter, chief of Hospital Medicine at University of California San Francisco Medical Center, makes his fourth appearance on the list.
Also named among the 100 Most Influential is Pamela Cipriano, PhD, RN, president of the American Nurses Association, the largest nurses organization in the country. Dr. Cipriano will give the keynote address at the 9th Annual NPSF Lucian Leape Institute Forum & Keynote Dinner in Boston on September 15.
See the Modern Healthcare list of the 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare, 2016.