Prem Reddy, M.D., FACC, FCCP, Chairman, President and CEO of Prime Healthcare
Services, has been named to Modern Healthcare’s prestigious list
of “Top 25 Minority Executives in Healthcare” for 2016. This
is the fourth time he has been recognized on this esteemed list, which
this year includes Lloyd Dean, President and CEO of Dignity Health, Dr.
Trent Haywood, CMO of Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, Bernard
Tyson, President and CEO of Kaiser Permanente and Dr. Vivek Murthy, United
States Surgeon General.
“I am honored and humbled to be recognized along with so many innovative
and talented leaders in healthcare,” said Dr. Reddy. “I look
forward to guiding our health system forward in its mission to save and
transform hospitals, ultimately improving the way patients are cared for
and the way healthcare is delivered.”
In 2001, Dr. Reddy formed Prime Healthcare Services with a mission to save
hospitals, improve community healthcare and provide the very best care
to patients. Prime Healthcare now owns and operates 42 hospitals in 14
states and is the fifth largest for-profit hospital system in the nation.
Among numerous accolades, Prime Healthcare has been recognized as one
of the “10 Top Health Systems” and one of the “15 Top
Health Systems” in the nation three times. Since 2003, 33 Prime
Healthcare hospitals have been recognized among the “100 Top Hospitals”
in the nation.
Additionally, Dr. Reddy and his family founded the Dr. Prem Reddy Family
Foundation, a nonprofit foundation that has donated millions toward charities,
including providing college scholarships, public healthcare education
and free community clinics. Dr. Reddy also founded the Prime Healthcare
Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit public charity that owns 11 of the Prime
Modern Healthcare sponsors this biennial recognition program. According
to Modern Healthcare, the name of the program reflects the skills needed
to improve the healthcare delivery system in the post-healthcare reform
era. This year’s nomination process for the top minority executives
focused greater attention on ability to effect change and diversity in
the healthcare industry, leadership qualities, professional achievement,
and innovation in the industry. Reader nominations are used to create
the final selection by Modern Healthcare. The selection process is extremely
competitive as there are a large number of nominations for this award,
and Dr. Reddy’s accomplishments in the industry were unparalleled.