Modern Healthcare, a leading industry publication, has named Johns Hopkins Medicine dean and CEO Paul B. Rothman and patient safety expert Peter J. Pronovost to this year’s 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare list. The list recognizes individuals deemed by their peers and experts as leaders in the industry.
“The answers to complex questions must be addressed through a team approach and stem from cross-collaborations,” said Rothman. “I am honored to be listed and to be able to work in an industry where our remarkable discoveries and medical breakthroughs allow us to improve the lives of our patients.” A distinguished physician, scientist, educator and academic health care leader, Rothman is responsible for the governance of Johns Hopkins Medicine’s $7 billion academic medical center and global health system.
Rothman and Pronovost were selected by the publication’s editors and readers for their leadership and impact in the health care industry. Nominees were chosen from government agencies, health care systems, providers and professional associations. Readers voted for their top five candidates from a list of 300 nominees. Pronovost also appeared on Modern Healthcare’s 50 Most Influential Physician Executives in Healthcare list.
Chosen for his national and international contributions to quality and patient safety, Pronovost is most known for his development of a scientifically proven checklist for reducing deadly bloodstream infections associated with the insertion and use of central lines to deliver drugs and take blood samples from critically ill patients.