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Geisinger President and CEO One of Nation's Top Ten

Apr 08, 2016 10:58AM ● By Erica Shames

Geisinger President and CEO named one of the nation's Top Ten influential healthcare leaders

Geisinger President and CEO David T. Feinberg, M.D., MBA, has landed in the top 10 of Modern Healthcare's 2016 list of the 50 Most Influential Physician Executives and Leaders.

Dr. Feinberg has been a fixture on the list in recent years but 2016 marks his first year in the top 10, ranking ninth in the esteemed grouping that’s been deemed by peers and an expert panel to be the most influential in terms of demonstrating leadership and impact.

Rounding out the top 10 are, in order, Robert Califf, M.D., Commissioner, Food and Drug Administration; John Noseworthy, M.D., president and chief executive officer at the Mayo Clinic; Patrick Conway, M.D., deputy administrator for innovation and quality, chief medical officer at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services; Robert Wachter, M.D., professor and interim chairman, Department of Medicine at University of California, San Francisco; Toby Cosgrove, M.D., president and chief executive officer of the Cleveland Clinic; Richard Migliori, M.D., executive vice president of medical affairs and chief medical officer for UnitedHealth Group; David Torchiana, M.D., chief executive officer at Partners HealthCare; Benjamin Chu, M.D., newly named chief executive officer at Memorial Hermann Health System; Dr. Feinberg and Jonathan Perlin, M.D., PhD, president of clinical services and chief medical officer of the Hospital Corporation of America.

According to Modern Healthcare, these physician leaders are innovators, excel in community services, and demonstrate reputable executive authority. In recognizing Dr. Feinberg, the magazine wrote:

“Dr. David Feinberg has served as president and CEO at Geisinger Health System just since May 2015, but he’s already making his mark at the integrated organization. He's tested a warranty program that offers a money-back guarantee to patients for some healthcare services if the system doesn't meet their expectations. And he's doubled-down on the system’s approach emphasizing the patient experience, telling Modern Healthcare last year that "we want to take patient-centeredness to the next level … We want to make our transitions in care remarkably smooth. We want patients to understand their bill."

The complete list is available at

About Geisinger

Geisinger Health System is an integrated health services organization widely recognized for its innovative use of the electronic health record and the development of innovative care delivery models such as ProvenHealth Navigator® and ProvenCare®. As one of the nation’s largest health service organizations, Geisinger serves more than 3 million residents throughout 45 counties in central, south-central and northeast Pennsylvania, and also in southern New Jersey with the addition of AtlantiCare, a National Malcolm Baldrige Award recipient. The physician-led system is comprised of approximately 30,000 employees, including nearly 1,600 employed physicians, 12 hospital campuses, two research centers and a 510,000-member health plan, all of which leverage an estimated $8.9 billion positive impact on the Pennsylvania economy. Geisinger has repeatedly garnered national accolades for integration, quality and service. In addition to fulfilling its patient care mission, Geisinger has a long-standing commitment to medical education, research and community service. For more information, visit, or follow the latest Geisinger news and more on Twitter and Facebook.

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