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Dr. Kaplan Named One of Most Influential Physician Executives

Virginia Mason Chairman and CEO Gary S. Kaplan, MD, is ranked No. 10 in Modern Healthcare’s annual list of the 50 Most Influential Physician Executives and Leaders. The list was released in the magazine’s April 6 edition.

This is the 10th time Dr. Kaplan has been named to this exclusive list. Modern Healthcare created the list to honor physicians working in the health care industry who are deemed by their peers and an expert panel to be the most influential in terms of demonstrating leadership and impact. These physician leaders are innovators, excel in community services and demonstrate reputable executive authority.

Earlier this year, the magazine’s readers voted for one of 150 physician executives whom they view as the most influential physician executive. Readers’ votes counted for 50 percent of the outcome. The other 50 percent came from the opinions of the senior editors at Modern Healthcare.

Joining Dr. Kaplan on the list are hospital CEOs, physicians who are in government organizations and those representing consumer and professional organizations.

Not only is this an honor for Dr. Kaplan, it is tremendous recognition for the entire Virginia Mason team. Dr. Kaplan’s leadership and influence is reflected in the high quality care physicians, nurses and all team members provide to our patients every day. Under his leadership, Virginia Mason has become an international leader in health care innovation, quality, service and patient safety.

Congratulations to Dr. Kaplan and the Virginia Mason team for this outstanding recognition.