HHC President Dr. Ram Raju Among “100 Most Influential People in Healthcare”
Aug 25, 2015
New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC) President Dr. Ram Raju has been named one of Modern Healthcare’s “100 Most Influential People in Healthcare” for 2015, placing #66 overall on the prestigious list. For the second consecutive year, he joins an impressive list of policy leaders, health insurance executives and CEOs of many of the country’s largest healthcare systems.
An experienced vascular and trauma surgeon and former CEO of Chicago’s Cook County Health & Hospitals System, Dr. Raju was appointed HHC President and CEO by Mayor Bill de Blasio in March 2014. Before running the Chicago public hospitals system, he served as HHC’s Chief Medical Officer, Corporate Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President, and as Chief Operating Officer and Medical Director at HHC’s Coney Island Hospital in Brooklyn.
Modern Healthcare’s list honors individuals who are considered to be the most influential in the industry, making a significant impact on the healthcare industry and within their organizations. The finalists are determined by their peers and the publication’s senior editors. DR. Raju was previously named to Modern Healthcare’s “Top 25 Minority Executives in Healthcare” and “50 Most Influential Physician Executives in Healthcare.”
About NYC Health + Hospitals
The NYC Health + Hospitals health care system is a $6.7 billion integrated healthcare delivery system, the largest municipal healthcare organization in the country, and one of the New York area’s largest providers of government-sponsored health insurance, MetroPlusHealth Health Plan, the plan of choice for nearly half a million New Yorkers. The NYC Health + Hospitals health care system serves 1.4 million New Yorkers every year and more than 475,000 are uninsured. The system provides medical, mental health and substance abuse services through its 11 acute care hospitals, five skilled nursing facilities, six large diagnostic and treatment centers and more than 70 community based clinics. NYC Health + Hospitals/Home Care also provides in-home services for New Yorkers. The NYC Health + Hospitals system was the 2008 recipient of the National Quality Forum and The Joint Commission’s John M. Eisenberg Award for Innovation in Patient Safety and Quality. For more information, visit www.nychealthandhospitals.org or find us on https://www.facebook.com/NYCHealthSystem or twitter.com/NYCHealthSystem.